Registration for Free Inaugural BSidesDC

A few of you might have accidentally hacked a ticket or two on August 1st due to a configuration error and a last-minute decision to postpone registration because of all the activities in Las Vegas. For the rest of us mere mortals, the real ticket registration just opened today, August 15th. Be sure to read the instructions carefully to make sure you signed up for any of the free workshops and classes.

So far the keynote looks great with Bruce Potter opening the conference and an interesting panel chatting up Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) the following day. Beyond these sessions some of the other interesting talks include “Cracking Corporate Passwords – Why Your Password Policy Sucks” by Rick Redman and “Malware Analysis for the Masses” by Brian Baskin on Saturday. Talks on Sunday that standout to me include “Organizing Security Intelligence for Effective Detection” by David J. Bianco and “Stopping Social Engineers In Their Tracks: Introducing The Social Engineering Defense” by Valerie Thomas as well as one on malware analysis 101 from yours truly. And don’t forget the training… Free classes cover topics such as wireless pen testing, BRO-IDS, crypto, and Snort rule writing. Check out the full schedule here to learn more.

But let’s not forget the best part of these events, the hallway track, where we get to meet and mingle with other infosec professionals who live and work around DC.

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What are you looking forward to at BSidesDC? Let us know in the comments below. Today’s post pic is from BSidesDC.org. See ya!

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