Security B-Sides conference to be held alongside Infosecurity Europe

A free
grassroots conference for the UK security industry, Security
B-Sides, is due to launch in Skills Matter Exchange in Clerkenwell, East London on 20 April.

The
London event’s founder and
consultant at Symantec, Matt Summers, says the conference has sold out with 200
tickets booked within eight days of going on sale.

The seminar content for the conference is as
yet unknown and the calls for papers will not close until 15 February. A live
podcast will be broadcast from the event by Eurotrash for all those who could
not attend.

The event
is to be held at the same time as the middle day of Reed Exhibitions’
Infosecurity Europe, held at Earls Court Exhibition Centre 19-21 April. However,
the organiser says the goal of the event will be to “expand the spectrum of
conversation and enable a greater variety of events” rather than create a rival
event.

“Security
B-Sides is a movement by the information security community,” says Summers. “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.”

The B-Sides events started two years ago in the US and have been held in Atlanta, Boston, San
Franscisco and Las
Vegas, where the organiser held more than 33 talks
and had 41 presenters.
Since then 13 events have been
run.

What do you think about events piggybacking
other international conferences? Email sarah@mashmedia.net

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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