S4 is …
Optimistic … Forward Looking … Creative … Driving Change
Set free a conservative, slow moving, change resistant community to discover new ideas and come up with innovative ways to use these new ideas to deploy secure, resilient and better ICS. S4 is the place where you learn what will happen in the next 1 to 3 years and how you can be a part of it.
After a Covid caused cancellation of S4x21 and delay until April of S4x22, a record 800 of the best in world talent in the ICS security community came together in Miami South Beach for S4x22. S4x23 brings us to a new venue with many new opportunities to further improve the attendee experience and advance the S4 Create The Future Vision.
May 16: Sponsor Packages Available
June 15 – Aug 31: Call For Presentations Open
Sept 15: S4x23 Tickets For Sale and Hotels Available
Oct 15: Agenda Published
Feb 13 – 16, 2023: S4x23 in Miami South Beach
S4x23 Call For Presentations Is Open
New Venue for S4x23
Loews Miami Beach
The home of S4 since 2016, the Fillmore Miami Beach, will be closed in 2023. We will miss the theater and stage, and we think we have an even better location … The Loews Miami Beach.
- It is in the same area of South Beach, 16th and Collins, two blocks from the Surfcomber.
- It is large and can house the growing event.
- It is beautiful. Since this is a not a historic building, it has been updated to be larger, more modern and more luxurious. And we got an amazing rate for you.
- There is plenty of room for the three stages plus additional rooms for sponsors, special events, Pwn2Own and other things.
- One of the biggest complaints we received from S4x20 is the distance between stages. The Loews addresses this as all three stages are within a 15 second walk of each other.
- They have great amenities: pool, ocean activities, spa, fitness room, world class seafood restaurant, and a kids program if you bring the family.
S4x24 Sponsor Packages Are Out
The S4x24 Sponsor Package Information kit is now available. We took the lessons learned from S4x23, since we will be back at the same venues, and tweaked the sponsor packages a bit. We tried to highlight any changes. Please read the package you are interested in...
S4x23 By The Numbers
S4x23 is in the books. It took place 13 - 16 Feb 2023. The spirit of S4 always tells the story, and I know people like to know the numbers. 1105 total attendees (sold out) less about 75 people who didn't pick up their badge plus about 100 people who had 3rd floor only...
Feb 7th Attendee Update – 1 Week Until S4x23
S4x23 is a week away and sold out. Some tips for your trip and the S4 Event itself. Dress Code and Clothes: There is no dress code and you will see everything from suits to t-shirts. Wear whatever you are comfortable in. S4 regulars will tell you the most important...
Get The App – Get The Email
A message for the over 900 registered attendees (800+ tickets + 100 Women In ICS Security). Make sure you are getting the S4x23 attendee emails. We sent the latest one out today, Thursday, Jan 19th at 8:30 ET (New York). If you don't see it, check your spam folder and...
Keynote: Marianne Bellotti on New Adventures In Legacy System Modernization
Kill It With Fire author Marianne Bellotti has made her career in modernizing legacy systems and wrote a book on it. Rarely are either "live with it" or "rip and replace" the right approach. Marianne will share the right approach to modernizing legacy systems that are...
Lots Of New Faces Will Be On The S4x23 Stage
We have tried, since S4 began in 2007, to recognize and promote new talent in our speaker selection. The three stages at S4x23 will be full of new speakers. Here are some stats. Only 8 of the 57 speakers were on stage at S4x20 or S4x22 (S4x21 did not take place). And...