Security B-Sides event set for UK debut

Just when I thought the presence of the Infosecurity Europe show was keeping its distance, it turns out that this will not be the only thing keeping security folk busy in April.

Already heavily discussed on Twitter, the ‘middle day' of Infosec, the 20th April, will also be home to a new event called ‘Security B-Sides'.

Held at the Skills Matter eXchange in London, it said that it presents delegates with a place to see a stripped-down view of the information security industry, with a forum to tackle current issues and set the agenda for the industry.

Following events held in the USA in Atlanta and Las Vegas (held alongside the Def Con event), where there more than 33 different talks and 41 presenters, Security B-Sides London reportedly sold out of its 200 tickets within eight days.

Matt Summers, founder of Security B-Sides London and consultant at Symantec, said: “Security B-Sides is a movement by the information security community. It is not your typical conference, as the events expand the spectrum of infosecurity discussions by encouraging participants to give voice, creation and refinement to the ‘next big thing'.”

Mike Dahn, co-founder of Security B-Sides, said that Security B-Sides is about collaboration, not merely exposition, and will provide an opportunity for attendees and speakers to directly connect and create trusted relationships with key members of the security community.

So in case you found yourself at a loose end it seems that there is plenty more to keep you occupied during the Infosecurity Europe event. More information is available here - http://www.securitybsides.org/.

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