Friday June 22nd at Rivers Casino!

BSidesPGH is a volunteer-run information security conference held in Pittsburgh. Security BSides is a global series of community-driven conferences presenting a wide range of information security topics.




John Kostuch

Black & Gold Badge

DEF CON has the Black Badge for the world's elite hackers.  DerbyCon has their Black Badge. We're Pittsburgh. We're black and gold! The BSides Pittsburgh Black & Gold Badge is awarded to Pittsburgh people that we feel have gone above and beyond for the local security community.

  • 2017: Our second Black & Gold Badge was for Kevin Gennuso / @KevvyG. Kevin has been a long time Pittsburgh evangelist, contributing/speaking at dozens of regional events over the years.
  • 2016: Our inaugural Black & Gold Badge was for Dan Klinedinst / @DKlinedinst for his instrumental work founding and developing the BSides Pittsburgh conference.