What is BSides
BSidesNoVA conference in Northern Virginia is part of world-wide series called Security BSides (More info here).
BSides is a “community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-things are happening.”
BSidesNoVA inaugural event was hosted at Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon, VA on Saturday, February 25th, 2017. Our event is attended by industry professionals and students. Speakers cover topics ranging from the state of the cybersecurity industry to bleeding edge research on vulnerabilities, exploits, protection, and response. Featured keynotes, speakers, and panels are on our website on our Archives page. In addition to the talks, multiple activities are organized from Capture-the-Flag to Wireless Hacking, and Lock-Picking villages. The conference usually concludes with a Happy Hour Event that is hosted by one of our Platinum sponsors, Altus Consulting.
We’re a 100% volunteer organized event, put on by and for the community, and we strive to keep information free.
We thank every individual who has and is contributing to this project! The Northern Virginia area has one of the strongest cybersecurity communities in the technology area.
This year’s theme is Back to Root!