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Security B-Sides: Rise of the 'Anti-conference'




Security B-Sides: Rise of the 'Anti-conference'
Security B-Sides: Rise of the 'Anti-conference'



http://www.csoonline.com/article/554613/Security_B_Sides_Rise_of_the_Anti_conference_ 

By Bill Brenner
Senior Editor
CSO
February 24, 2010 

When security professionals flock to San Francisco for next week's RSA 
2010 security conference, they will have access to a set of 
presentations and events not found on the official RSA agenda.

It's billed as an anti-conference of sorts; a place where practitioners 
can go for an alternate, stripped-down view of the industry. Welcome to 
Security B-Sides.

The B-Sides website says the goal is to expand the spectrum of 
conversation "beyond the traditional confines of space and time," giving 
people the chance to "both present and participate in an intimate 
atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with 
discussions, demos and interaction from participants."

The last big event was held in Las Vegas to coincide with last summer's 
Black Hat and Defcon conferences. Next week's event will be held March 
2-3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the pariSoma Innovation loft at 1436 
Howard St. (at 10th), near the Moscone Center, where RSA 2010 will be 
held. The event is free, though representatives from the Electronic 
Frontier Foundation will be accepting donations.

Additional B-Sides events will take place in Austin, Texas on March 13, 
and Boston from April 24-25, the weekend after the popular SourceBoston 
conference.

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