By Bill Brenner
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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