An infosec revolution in Boston

An infosec revolution in Boston
An infosec revolution in Boston 

By Bill Brenner
Senior Editor
April 14, 2010

If your focus is information security, Boston is the place to be next 
week. A perfect storm of events is brewing, and I've come to anticipate 
this time of year the way a kid anticipates Christmas.

First up is a special edition of BeanSec, usually the third Wednesday of 
each month but moved to Tuesday to coincide with the start of the other 
events. It's a relaxed affair with no presentations or agenda. Industry 
practitioners meet over food and beverages and discuss any number of 
security issues. Some walk away with a solution to a problem. Everyone 
walks away with at least one new contact.

BeanSec is usually held at the Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge starting 
around 6 a.m. This time it'll be held at the Seaport Hotel, site of the 
next event worthy of mention.

The SOURCE Conference is the main event, a still-new event that started 
in 2008. What's difference about SOURCE Boston compared to other 
conferences is that, instead of being run by a paid crew from whatever 
company puts it on, it is run by Stacy Thayer, founder and executive 
director of the event, and an army of volunteers from all corners of the 
industry. The volunteer effort gives SOURCE a more grassroots feel 
compared to something like RSA Conference or Black Hat.


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