Conference Friday June 28th at Rivers Casino! Training Thursday June 27th at CoLab18!

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.



Black & Gold Badge

DEF CON has the Black Badge for the world's elite hackers.  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.

  • 2018: Our Black & Gold Badge recipient for 2018 is Kevin Cody /@KevCody. Kevin has been a repeat BSidesPGH speaker and most recently revived the OWASP Pittsburgh chapter.

  • 2017: Our Black & Gold Badge recipient for 2017 is Kevin Gennuso / @KevvyG. Kevin has been a long time Pittsburgh evangelist, contributing/speaking at dozens of events over the years.

  • 2016: Our inaugural Black & Gold Badge recipient is Dan Klinedinst / @DKlinedinst for his instrumental work founding and developing the BSides Pittsburgh conference.