Update: We regret to inform you that we have decided to cancel the planned RuhrSec conference in May.

You have probably heard about other conferences and events being canceled due to the coronavirus. We have decided to take this action out of an abundance of caution for your safety. While we deeply regret this decision had to be made, we do not see any alternative within the given time frame. The health and safety of you and everyone attending RuhrSec is our top priority.

We apologize to everyone who was looking forward to the conference and hope for your understanding of this difficult decision.

We hope to see you at our next RuhrSec edition in 2021 (18.-21. May).


Since 2016, RuhrSec is the annual English speaking non-profit IT security conference with cutting-edge security talks by renowned experts. The conference is hosted at the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany, directly in the heart of Bochum near the river Ruhr. RuhrSec provides academic and industry talks, the typical University feeling, and a highly recommended social event. All profits from the conference ticket income will be donated to a local non-profit organization.

The conference consists of two-day trainings on May 5th and 6th and two days with high-quality IT security talks on May 7th and 8th. The conference program (https://www.ruhrsec.de/2020/index.html#program) will be made public at the end of January. The available trainings will be announced in the close future.
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If you want to see what the past editions of RuhrSec were like, you can find recordings of the talks on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG1HuJcwjA0Cp7a2-iGfWug) and pictures on Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruhrsec/albums).

The CFP will start in November and end in January. Feel free to submit your presentation if you want to become part of next year's RuhrSec!