Security BSides London Announce Keynote And Voting Is Open

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Apr 02, 2014 12:32 am PST

BSides London has announced renowned industry speaker Trey Ford as its keynote speaker.

Ford, who was the chief organiser for the annual Blackhat conference in Las Vegas and is currently global security strategist at Rapid7, will present on the current proliferation of malware and other threats and discuss tactics for detection and containment.

With a month to go, BSides London has closed its content for presentation and opened the voting process. With 38 talks submitted from speakers including representatives from academia, penetration testers, independent researchers and vendors, delegates and the wider industry are now asked to vote on which talks will take place at the fourth annual BSides London event. Votes can be cast here –

Tickets for the community-driven event have now sold out for the event held on Tuesday April 29th at Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall in London but there is a waiting list and, as with previous years, the community are releasing tickets if they find they cannot attend. Held under the banner of “Connecting People & Agents of All Kinds”, the voted-on talks that will be spread across two tracks in the Great Hall and the Small Hall of the Town Hall.

Voting on the talks is open until 2300 GMT on Wednesday 2 April and has a variety of subjects covered, for example Android systems, intrusion detection, threat modelling and detection and profiling attackers.  The range includes business focussed all the way to very technical research presentations.

The show will also see various workshops held, and the return of the rookie track for aspiring presenters. Platinum sponsors include MWR Infosecurity, Tenable, Nebulas and KPMG.

Lawrence Munro, head of consulting services at Nebulas, said: “We’re proud to sponsor BSides London again this year and are thrilled to see its popularity increase and the event become a true landmark in the Security community calendar.”

Jonathan Brody, VP of Marketing at Tenable: “Tenable supports Security BSides to encourage the work they do to improve local access to security expertise – globally.”

Martyn Ruks, technical director at MWR Infosecurity, said: “At MWR we invest heavily in research and knowledge sharing. We believe that events such as BSides London are invaluable to the community, providing a platform for discussion on the latest research in the InfoSec arena. BSides is an event that gives something back and we are proud to be a part of it once again.”

Paul Batson, one of the organisers, said “This year has been a real challenge due to a change in some of the core team but the community are really pulling together to make this another great B-Sides.  Thomas and I really believe in the B-Sides concept of providing a free conference to allow those passionate about infosec to get together and talk about the things that really matter to the community”.

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