Here We Go Again! BlueHat IL 2023!

Yes, it's been another crazy year, to say the least. And once again, BlueHat IL is gearing up to be bigger and crazier than ever before.

If you’re a cyber-research revolutionary, game changer, innovator, or thought leader – we want you! Yes, you!

Announcing BlueHat IL 2023 – a special edition of Microsoft’s leading cybersecurity conference to be held for the 6th time in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Over the last decade, BlueHat IL conferences have drawn the brightest minds in security to examine the industry’s key challenges. Once again, BlueHat IL is taking it to the next level. 

Important Dates
Call for papers closes
Dec 15, 2022
Notification to authors
By Dec 22, 2022

Topics of Interest

Any innovative research in vulnerabilities, exploits, mitigations and defense

How bad are we owned, attacks and war stories

Virtualization, OS, boot, and low level security

Hardware security, CPU bugs, side channels, backdoors, front doors

Advanced web security, identity vulns, authentication

Cloud, networking, or protocol security

Mobile, IoT, or critical infrastructure security

Modern cryptography and attacks

Anything that breaks the internet or the world as we know it

Submission Requirements


Submissions must be entered by researchers / speakers (NO submissions from PR / marketing representatives).


BlueHat IL does not accept product or vendor-related pitches.


Session length – 30 or 40 min format.


No more than 3 speakers permitted to present on stage.


Each submission must be completed in its entirety. Incomplete submissions will be disqualified.


Your submission should clearly detail the concepts, ideas, findings and solutions you or your speaking team plan to present.


Individuals may submit more than one proposal; however, each proposal must be submitted via a separate submission form.


Each submission must include detailed biographies of the proposed speaking team.


Each submission should acknowledge prior work in the space, distinguishing or highlighting how your presentation is different.


Individuals submitting a proposal will receive an email within 48-72 hours of submission confirming their proposal has been received for review.


More info on how to submit and speaker travel info can be found in the CFP guidelines PDF.


If you have any questions regarding your submission, please write us at

Review Board

Amanda Rousseau Profile Picture Amanda Rousseau Profile Picture

Amanda Rousseau

Principal Security Engineer, Microsoft

Vishal Chauhan Profile Picture Vishal Chauhan Profile Picture

Vishal Chauhan

Principal Security Research Manager, Microsoft

Matt Miller Profile Picture Matt Miller Profile Picture

Matt Miller

Partner Security Software Engineer, Microsoft

Tomer Teller Profile Picture Tomer Teller Profile Picture

Tomer Teller

Principle Group Program Manager, Microsoft

Tomer Schwartz Profile Picture Tomer Schwartz Profile Picture

Tomer Schwartz

Co-founder & CTO, Dazz

Ophir Harpaz Profile Picture Ophir Harpaz Profile Picture

Ophir Harpaz

Security Research Team Lead, Akamai

Matt Suiche Profile Picture Matt Suiche Profile Picture

Matt Suiche

Director of Memory & Incident Response, Magnet Forensics

Bruno Keith Profile Picture Bruno Keith Profile Picture

Bruno Keith

Co-founder & Managing Partner, Dataflow Security

Dana Baril Profile Picture Dana Baril Profile Picture

Dana Baril

Security Engineering Manager, Meta

Review Process


Submissions that highlight original and innovative research, tools, vulnerabilities, etc. will be given priority.


We recommend submitting as early as possible as slots are very limited.


Authors will be contacted directly if review board members have any questions about a submission.


Once the review process is complete, all authors will receive a confirmation of acceptance or rejection (by Dec 22, 2022).


Don’t be bummed if your talk is rejected! We have year-round BlueHat events and may contact you with other options.


Regardless of the outcome – we truly appreciate your contribution to BlueHat IL and the security community.