Tickets available and first sponsor

Tickets on sale

We are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale at Eventbrite! Tickets are $10, but there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that you have to pay the $1.54 fee in addition to the $10 ticket price. The good news is that, for $11.54:

  • We will have food catered in to feed you (exact details are still working out, but it will likely include breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks but not dinner)
  • You’ll get an opportunity to network with both Knoxville’s experienced security professionals and aspiring security professionals – the only other opportunity to do this is in the fall at the East Tennessee CyberSecurity Summit (ETCSS)
  • We will have 2 tracks filled with interesting, high quality talks for all sorts of interests (keep sending in those submissions!)
  • Every attendee will get a cool badge. We played with the idea of having fully functional electronic badges, but costs were prohibitive. Instead, we’ll have an awesome looking PCB and will aim to have the necessary components available onsite for you to purchase, and soldering stations allowing you to put them together. Or build it later and enjoy the talks instead!
  • No talks you’re interested in? Though we’re still working out exact details, we’ll have some fun activities (‘villages’ we like to call them) for you to engage in.


We’rCiscoe happy to announce Cisco as our first official platinum sponsor. Knoxville is a special place when it comes to Cisco and security, as the company’s Advanced Security Initiatives Group (ASIG) is based here.

Other Stuff

  • We’ve already been using it, so it looks like the official hashtag for this event will be #BSK2015.
  • If you are a student, email info (at) to receive a discounted rate for tickets! Student IDs will be checked to confirm the special rate at the door.
  • Tickets have been limited, as space is limited at this venue, and no one likes getting surprise visits from the fire marshall. If all tickets sell out and demand is still high, we will consider going to… plan 9. Just kidding, we have a plan B.
  • Since we’re providing food, we want to be respectful of any particular dietary needs. If you have any special needs, email us at info (at) and let us know.
  • If you have any other questions, email us at info (at)

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