General Sponsors Conference Program Team

Elbsides 2023 light

This year we will welcome you to Elbsides light, a ½ day conference.

The Call for papers is now open until September 23rd, 2023!

General Information

The computer security community from Hamburg and North Germany will meet on November 17th, 2023 at Haus des Sports, Schäferkampsallee 1 in Hamburg, near U-Schlump station.

Meet the team.

We are still looking for sponsors to make this event the best it can be.

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We hope to welcome many old and new sponsors to make this event possible with no costs for attendees and to keep this event as inclusive as possible.

Drop us an email at elbsides -at- if you would like to be a sponsor or know of companies that would love to support the North German infosec community. It benefits all parties involved.

Gold Sponsors
DFN-CERT Services GmbH
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Mogwai Labs
Community Sponsors
Detlev Louis Motorrad-Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH
Sticker Mule


The final program will be announced in October 2023.

Time Speaker Title
13:00 Orga team Conference opening
13:10 Prof. Dr. Simone Fischer-Hübner Opening Keynote
13:40 TBA TBA
14:10 TBA TBA
14:40   Break
15:00 TBA TBA
15:45 TBA TBA
16:30   Break
16:50 TBA TBA
17:20   Closing Keynote
17:50 Orga team Closing remarks
18:00   Networking Hour



Morton is a researcher in the Forward-Looking Threat Research (FTR) team at Trend Micro, Inc. where he peers into the future of computers and society to identify the risks and vulnerabilities of the future. His past in computer security stretches back 30 years and he has been involved in most of the innovations in security, first at the University of Hamburg, Germany, then IBM Research and now Trend Micro. While originally active in malware analysis and computer forensics, recently his team has been focussing on massive threat data analysis for spotting new types of attacks quantitatively and also on modelling future threats to society that will accompany its inevitable march towards tighter integration in smart cities, intelligent transportation, supply chains and manufacturing. Morton, a native of New York City, has a Computer Science PhD degree from the University of Hamburg, and resides in the Hamburg, Germany area.


Coming from a non-technical background, Dagmar brings her knowledge of event organization to Elbsides. Through previous experiences in professional stage management / production for theatre in the UK and US, as well as Sci-Fi conventions in Germany, she teamed up with her husband Morton to organize events for the computer security industry, BSides Munich being among them. Having lived and worked in a variety of countries, she enjoys traveling the globe and seeing theatre productions, especially in London.


For all his professional business life (even years before that) Stefan has been involved in information security. In 1993 he was the first student to be hired by the freshly launched DFN-CERT Services GmbH, the first Computer Emergency Response Team in Germany and also one of the first within Europe. After having spent a number of years in the PKI universe he worked as an IT security consultant for the next 15 years before re-joining the awesome crew at DFN-CERT Services GmbH in 2016. He likes IT forensics, Cyber Threat Intelligence, and malware analysis and loves helping people.


A past interest in archaeology brought Florian to the field of security. To him, both share a similar approach: recognizing the ideas of the past via its artefacts and the application of these lessons to form a better future. As a security engineer he tries to adopt this philosophy to the various aspects of the field, may it be user awareness, OS and network security or how to cloud securely. He also enjoys hot food, fast bikes and open source.


Debbie is also a non-techie, but works in IT security sales in 2019 - first for SCHUTZWERK and now for turingpoint. Inspired by her environment, she started studying business informatics part-time in 2021 to gain a broader IT knowledge. In the meantime, it has become clear that she would like to specialize even more in cybersecurity. Debbie joined Elbsides because she wanted to dive deeper into the community.


Jonas’ day job is in incident response and forensics at BlackBerry. During engagements he specializes in disk forensics and fast triage, relying heavily on automation to aid in fast recovery of customers affected by data breaches or malware incidents. In his spare screen time he engages in various open source efforts and likes researching new forensics related topics. Reverse engineering proprietary APIs, file formats and protocols is one of his main interests. In the great outdoors he enjoys geocaching and paddling. He also added aerial photography and semi-autonomous to fully manual flight with home-built UAVs and FPV drones to his outdoor activities.


David is an independent software developer, penetration tester and IT consultant. He likes to build software, analyze systems and troubleshoot weird computer problems. When not in front of a screen he enjoys a good physical challenge, doing various kinds of sports.


Fabian currently works as an embedded software engineer for a small company in Northern Germany. He was working as a financial consultant when his fascination for technology led him back to school to study electrical engineering and digital systems. During his bachelors and master’s thesis he was able to get deep into the weeds of reverse engineering and secure code as part of the vulnerability analysis department at NXP. Whenever he isn’t sitting in front of a keyboard, he enjoys playing music and sports outdoors.