The Annual
BSides Algiers Competition

18-19 December, Fully Online

About The Event

About The Event

Security BSides is a non-profit global security event created by a group of hackers, security researchers, and passionate cybersecurity experts who are keen to share their knowledge and ideas. After successful editions, Security BSides Algiers is back! Organized by Shellmates, the event will take place in two phases, the Qualifications will be held in December 2020 which will include a CTF competition exclusively online, a conference and a workshop, the Finals in March 2021 and will include a CTF competition and conferences presented by local and international experts. The event aims to bring together a community passionate about cybersecurity in Algeria.


Qualifications Round will fully be Online


Friday and Saturday
December 18-19th, 2020

Event Speakers

We are honored to have with us

Speaker 1

Zellag Mohamed Lamine

Senior network Security Engineer
at Algérie Télécom

Speaker 2

Hamza Tahmi

Senior Security Engineer at Citrix

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

The opening and closing ceremony as well as the conference will take place on Shellmates’ facebook page. The workshop link will be provided via mail to those who registered.Participants will be informed if there are any changes to the schedule.

Opening Ceremony

  • Presentation of the club and event (plus an overview on the BSides Algiers's history).
  • A word from the president of the club, an experienced CTF player.
  • Rules of the CTF, and announcement of the competition's start.

The Beginning of the CTF Competition

Launch of the CTF (Participants will be directed to the CTF plateform to start the challenges).

Zellag Mohamed Lamine

Conference: Secure SD-WAN Secure Connectivity Needs with Everyone Working from Home. Zellag Mohamed Lamine

Security talk by a senior network security engineer at Algérie Télécom.

Hamza Tahmi

Workshop: Vulnerability Research with CodeQL Hamza Tahmi

Practical workshop lead by a senior security engineer at Citrix.


The Ending of the CTF Competition

The CTF plateform will close and participants will wait for the final result to be announced.

Closing Ceremony

  • Summary of the event.
  • A word from our sponsor Realistic Security.
  • Announcement of winners and teams qualified for BSides finals.



  • The event is organized by Shellmates Club, a group of students passionate about cybersecurity. Founded on December 19th 2011 as OWASP Student Chapter Algeria, the group was the first representative of OWASP in Algeria. The main goal of the club is to create a community of infosec enthusiasts and encourage knowledge sharing on the IT security field.

  • You are a fan of cybersecurity or a professional in this field? You are passionate about hacking or you are simply curious? Then BSides Algiers 2021 Quals is the opportunity not to miss to satisfy your curiosity, learn and also meet other people addicted to computer security.

  • This phase includes a CTF (Capture The Flag) competition, a cybersecurity contest in which a set of problems is given, covering various topics related to cybersecurity (Cryptography, Reverse-Engineering, Exploitation, Web Security, Digital Forensics).

  • Sponsoring Security BSides Algiers 2021 Quals event means that:

    • Your organization is recognized as a valuable contributor of Security BSides globally.
    • You promote the organization along with its infosec culture in Algeria.
    • You attract information security experts in your organization.
  • If you have any further questions email us at [email protected] Or track us on our Social Media Accounts


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