|Volunteer Staging in Preparation for the Opening|
|About 300 Austin Computer Security Professionals Attended|
|Issuing ID, lanyards, t-shirts, and tote bags, |
orienting the attendees,
and basically bringing normalized database order
to a Markov Chain.
|Our social media coordinator|
tweeted his thumbs off
|It all hinges on the sponsors. |
the conference would cost four times as much.
Coffee from the Denim Group.
|The Opening Session|
|IBM was gracious and supportive. I got a "Think" ballcap.|
Rapid 7, ISSA, Kaspersky Lab, Praetorian, IOActive,
Digital Defense, Synack, OpenDNS,
and the Independence Brewing Company
also underwrote the conference.
(Full list at BsidesAustin.com)
|Two job boards |
begged for analysts, engineers, and architects.
(The Premera breach was not yet admitted.)
|Lock picking is part of hacker culture |
as explained …
|…in Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution|
by Steven Levy (1984).
|Worth one thousand words.|
|Friday Keynote Speaker |
Reuben Paul (link among others) interviewed.
|Conference coordinator |
Richard Stephens meets the media.
|Breakout session speaker Aamir Lakhami|
worked as an advisor on
Big Bang Theory and The Avengers.
I met Earl Carter from Cisco Systems. Josh Pyorre from OpenDNS, Kate Brew of the Alien Vault and her colleague Charisse Castagnoli (adjunct professor of law at the John Marshall Law School, among other affiliations), Aamir Lakhmi from Fortinet, Praetorian's Julian Dunning, and IoActive's Damon Small. (Damon was at the Happy Hour the night before.) My sessions closed with Roxy D of Firehost and Mike Sconzo of Bit 9 + Carbon Black.
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