"If the overwhelming list of registrants that maxed out our ticket sales months ago is any indicator, B-Sides Las Vegas is going to be off the charts this year," said Chris Nickerson, B-Sides Co-Founder and Event Producer. "As someone who has been on the front lines since day one, it has been truly amazing to watch the B-Sides phenomenon completely explode these past two years. While planning this upcoming event in Vegas, we've been careful to remember our roots and what really makes B-Sides so unique in the first place... every mindset is welcome, from CEO to security practitioner to black and white hat hackers. The only requirements are having an open mind and willingness to share."
This year, some of the most widely anticipated talks at B-Sides Las Vegas include:
"Something Awesome" by H.D. Moore "Cyber Fast Track" by Mudge "Thoughts on LulzSec through the historical lens of Russian Nihilism and Motiveless Terrorism" by Moxie Marlinspike "Better to Burn Out than to Fade Away?" by Jack Daniel "Info Sec Institute: What College Never Will Teach You" by Rick Deacon "How Government Accountability Conflicts With Citizen Privacy (and Why It's Your Fault)" by Wendy Nather "Are There Still Wolves Among Us?" by Val Smith "Wireless' dirty sisters - The other RF (wireless) you aren't looking at and why you are going to get f*#@*d!" by Brad Bowers
"We had over 140 talks to choose from this year -- all of which were superior in terms of both the topics and the speakers. Suffice it to say, the decision-making process was really difficult for our speaker's panel that spent countless hours reviewing every submission," said Nickerson. "We're beyond psyched to see the security industry embrace B-Sides the way it has and we hope to see the interest and involvement continue as B-Sides grows into 2012 and beyond."
The newly added full-day infosec training courses will be hosted concurrently during the event and are on a first come, first serve basis. Courses on "Networking for Penetration Testers" and "Mobile App Security Code Reviews" are currently open. More classes may be added in the coming weeks.
The very first Security B-Sides kicked off in Las Vegas two years ago and since then, over 30 events globally have taken place in Berlin, Ottawa, London, Austin, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Charleston, Detroit, Denver, Dallas, Seattle, Rochester and San Francisco, to name a few. The goal of Security B-Sides is to foster communication and collaboration while increasing the level of conversation. It provides a solid framework for similar conferences to be organized and hosted locally and worldwide.
This year's sponsors for B-Sides Las Vegas include Barracuda Networks, Qualys, ExploitHub, Trustwave SpiderLabs, AlientVault, Tripwire, NetWitness and Astaro. Currently, B-Sides Las Vegas and B-Sides Portland are accepting sponsors. For more information on how to sponsor, please visit: http://www.securitybsides.org/
XeroBank is also offering its Internet privacy solutions free for a year to all B-Sides Las Vegas attendees.
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About Security B-Sides Launched in mid-2009, Security B-Sides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening. For more information, follow us on Twitter or visit our website: http://www.securitybsides.org/