First a little something about SecurityBSides (http://www.securitybsides.org/):
Security B-Sides is a framework of events that enables individuals to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the confines of traditional media. Frameworks such as BSides enable individuals to drive the event, shape the media, and encourage participation. BSides are free, community organized events put on by local individuals with the expressed goal of enabling a platform for information dissemination. BSides is an ‘unconferences’ that follows ‘open spaces’ format. This varies from structured presentations to smaller break-out groups, but both provide a direct connection between speakers and the audience.
Traditionally SecurityBSides events are given alongside other major infosec events such as alongside RSA SourceBoston, & Black Hat. However, due to its popularity local US cities have decided to put on 1 - 2 day conferences (e.g. Denver, Atlanta, Austin, & Kansas City).
BSidesDFW event details:
When: Saturday November 6th, 2010
Time: 9am – 5pm
Where: Microsoft Technology Center 7000 State Hwy 161, Irving, TX 75039
Website for information & registration: http://www.securitybsides.com/BSidesDFW
We are also still looking for people who are interested in giving lightning talks http://www.securitybsides.org/BSidesDFWTalks
While each BSides event is distinct, we target the industry professional looking to offset or augment their current security skill set with that of the next-big-thing conversations. These are industry leaders, thought leaders, information security professionals, and even students who wish to expand their body of knowledge. People who attend have various backgrounds in different sectors and verticals. Their common goal is to learn about emerging issues and connect with those who are having them. Unlike other events where the speaker is rushed in and out, BSides provides a small and intimate environment for the attendees to directly engage the speaker before, during, and after their talk or presentation. Attendees are looking for more than just information; they are looking to make connections they will call upon throughout the rest of the year.