BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by the information security community members.
The goal of BSides is to expand security discord beyond the traditional confines of the corporate environment. A situation that enables cyber security professionals to participate in a world renowned, and respected security event.
It is a dynamic and fast moving event, with discussions, demos, and interaction with participants. In fact it has been described as the place where cutting edge security conversations take place.
History of BSides
Security BSides started out with an idea to create a community-organised Information / Cyber Security events. The purpose of these events was to enable the dissemination of digital security information. Started in 2009 by a team in the US, Security BSides events are now held all around the world.
Which is why BSides events attract a lot of attention from information security professionals, academia, executive officers, students and security enthusiasts.
With expected attendee of over 200 delegate, Dundee’s first BSides, is guaranteed to be a Calendar event.
Reasons to Support
The goal of Security BSides has always been based on enabling participants to engage with each other. The object of Security BSides is to help develop connections, friendships, and network within the cyber security industry.
That is why, here at BSides, we recognize the value of engaging the audience by providing them with the opportunity to interact with both industry and academia. This is why our conferences are designed to maximize intellect contact. A process which has created many cyber security opportunities, and initiatives.
Moreover, it has also been shown that many of the organisations that participate in BSides achieve the following rewards:
Brand placement & awareness
Depending on the level of sponsorship you select, you may receive brand placement on some or all of the following: t-shirts, signage/lanyards, lunch sessions, or attendee badges. Creative and custom branding may be arranged including transportation, banners, podcast interviews, etc.
Stay in touch with the industry
BSides enables its supporters and participants to identify and connect with industry leaders and voices. Participants represent the social net-working of security. They are the people you want to engage and solicit feedback from. The people who will give a voice to your conversation.
Be a part of the next big thing
Nobody knows what that “next big thing” will be, but these events are community driven with presentations voted upon by the industry. There is no magic to how it works, but it does. We believe that listening to the under-ground can help prepare and equip you for whatever the next big thing may be.
Big fish, small pond
For some sponsoring a large events may seem outside their price range. A situation which could prevent them from communicating, their important security message. Well here at BSides we are different, because we leave no one out. And that is why our sponsorship packages comes in all shapes and sizes. And because our events are community lead, their atmosphere always engenders stimulation and participation. So, as a sponsor, you could be sharing your message with an active and attentive international cyber security audience.
Security BSides has attracted media attention and it has been written up in CSO Online, Network World, ComputerWorld, Information Week, The Register, ZDNet, and Dark Reading magazines. In addition to numerous blog posts and podcast placements, BSides has also received coverage from Hacker News Network (HNN), EFFector, and Cisco System Cyber Risk Report.
Be part of the conversation and get swept up in the media. Many participants have been quoted and picked up by mainstream news sources.