Call for Papers

Want to present at the world's only macOS security conference? It all starts here with a submission for a talk!

This CFP closes on June 30th, 2021 (midnight HST).

To Submit a Talk:

All submissions should cover topics related to macOS security topics (though iOS research will be considered as well).

Ready to submit a talk (on a macOS security topic)? Simply email

Include the following:
  • Your name, company, twitter handle, brief bio, and a headshot.

  • A brief abstract of your talk (that if accepted), will be posted online.

  • Length of your talk (25 minutes, or 50 minutes).

  • An outline of your talk.
    This is important, so make sure it's detailed enough to convey the awesomeness of your talk!

Apple security topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • Malware analysis
  • Operating-system internals
  • Tool making and/or breaking
  • Bug discovery & exploitation

For example abstracts, see last year's talks page.

The CFP closes on June 30th, 2021 (midnight HST).

Speaker Perks:

Besides joining the elite group of OBTS speakers, we're also planning various speaker events and perks for the conference!

Though we do not cover speaker's travel or lodging costs, we will provide small speaker honorarium.

Moreover, your company will be recognized as a "Speaker Sponsor". Such sponsorship includes recognition (company name & logo) on conference banners and acknowledgment at the conference:

If you have an amazing talk submission, but would not be able to attend the conference due to financial reasons, please let us know.

We'll work together figure something out!