Cybersecurity Conference Open to Professionals, Students and Parents

Wednesday January 07, 2015

Dynetics today announced it will host and sponsor the second annual BSides Huntsville security conference at its Cummings Research Park Solutions Complex Feb. 6-7, 2015. Training will be available on Friday, and the conference on Saturday will feature local, national and international speakers. The cost to attend the conference is $10, including lunch, and the classes are $25 each.

Sixteen speakers are confirmed for the conference, with more expected. Presenters will come from Brazil and France and from Massachusetts, Arizona, Texas, Kentucky, Missouri, Louisiana and Mississippi in the United States. In addition, high school students, Dynetics cybersecurity experts and other local professionals are on the agenda.

High school and college students interested in a cybersecurity career, along with their parents, are invited to register, as well as professionals.

The training schedule includes "Intro to Threat Intelligence" (provided by Dragos Security) and "CybatiWorks 'Mission: Control Systems'" (taught by Cybati). 

A variety of security-related topics will be covered at the conference such as threat and vulnerability management, the deep web and cloud security.

BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members, according to Paul Coggin, a Dynetics senior principal cybersecurity analyst and organizer of the event. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration on the most current topics with regards to cybersecurity. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants. BSides conferences are held all over the world. 

Jonathan Whitcomb, Dynetics vice president, Enterprise Solutions, said, "Dynetics is pleased to be part of BSides for the second year. It was a success last year and will be even bigger in 2015. Along with the Rocket City TakeDownCon and the Southeast Cyber Security Summit, which we have sponsored the past two years, BSides represents an excellent venue for networking and learning about technical cybersecurity-related topics."

For more information about Security BSides Huntsville, visit http://www.bsideshuntsville.org/.

About BSides

Security BSides is the first grass roots, DIY, open security conference in the world. It is a combination of two event styles: structured anchor events and grass-roots geocentric events. Each 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-thing are happening. For more information, visit www.securitybsides.com.

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