Need to get a ticket to @BSidesLondon? Next wave of tickets available at 12:30pm TODAY! Don’t miss out!

February 22, 2012

  By Rose Ross, AKA @Rose_at_O


If you missed on the first wave of tickets to go to the other infosecurity conference in London in April, don’t worry!  Apparently the first 200 tickets sold out within 1 1/2 hours so consider that as the next and final ticket release happens today at 12:30pm GMT. Get ready on your buzzers to nab one of those tickets.

When exactly is the next BSidesLondon?
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (GMT)

Where: The Barbican –

Hear from #BsidesLondon organiser @JimmyBlake on this year’s event and the fantastic iconic Barbican location  (Thanks for the heads up in  a recent tweet from@J4VV4D – AKA Infoseccynic


Also more here from the official announcement on the event!

Security B-Sides London, the UK’s first community-driven infosecurity event is back!

Un-conference aims to bridge the technical and business divide

LONDON, UK: Security B-Sides, http://www.securitybsides.org.uk the first and only community-driven event built by and for information security community members, today announces the return of Security B-Sides London http://www.securitybsides.org.uk/, which will take place on April 25th at The Barbican. Currently confirmed platinum and gold sponsors for this year’s un-conference include MWR InfoSecurity and Qualys.

The Security B-Sides events are designed to create a forum to tackle current issues and set the agenda for the industry in collaboration with the information security community. The first UK Security B-Sides event took place in London last year; the event sold out of its 200 free tickets within eight days of release and had 18 speakers present to over 180 attendees. This year the organisers are encouraging a broader spectrum of attendees and, if last year is anything to go by, you’ll see a good mix of both technical and non-technical speakers.

James Blake, co-organiser of Security B-Sides London comments: “Historically the UK has had a number of information security conferences that have been focused on product pushing. So, it’s no surprise there are so many CISOs under the false belief that ‘product x’ is the answer to their IT problems. However, information security isn’t like that; it’s a complex mix of motivations, threats and vulnerabilities and to provide best coverage you need a well-thought out mix of people, process and technology.

“B-Sides London hits this issue head on, providing a way for companies to support the community that is their lifeblood of future employees and future customers, without treating the attendees as statistics to market to.”

The opportunity to present and attend via a speaker submission has been extended to February 15th, click below for further details:

There will be 200 tickets up for grabs over the next few weeks; an announcement will be made via Twitter @BSidesLondon and the LinkedIn Group ‘BSides London’. Tickets will be given on a first come, first served basis. Further tickets may be offered, depending on sponsorship levels.

Martyn Ruks, Technical Director at MWR InfoSecurity and Platinum sponsor of the event adds: “MWR InfoSecurity are thrilled to be sponsors. The adoption of new technologies is providing a continuous stream of security challenges. At MWR we believe that InfoSec community events such as B-Sides London provide the perfect platform to share knowledge and discuss the latest infosec research and thinking, which aids in addressing these ongoing challenges. This is inevitably going to be an event that just gets better and better!”

Blake concludes: “We try to ensure that the B-Sides London CFP closes as close to the day of the event as possible, so we can offer members of the community the opportunity to come and do on-the-day presentations. The world of information security changes constantly and we try to encourage a format that allows cutting edge content, to get out to the people who need to hear it.”

Security B-Sides London is still looking for sponsors for the event. For further information please see the below URL or contact the team direct: http://www.securitybsides.org.uk/sponsors.html

About Security B-Sides 

Launched in mid-2009, Security B-Sides is a community-driven event built 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 where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening and the Security B-Sides London team is bringing this back to London.

The volunteers for Security B-Sides London were inspired by the framework of the original Security B-Sides event in the USA, and have worked together to bring this to the UK. Security B-Sides events are free, community events organised by local individuals, with the expressed goal of enabling a platform for information dissemination.

Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/BSidesLondon or visit our website: http://www.securitybsides.org.uk/

Security B-Sides London is registered with Companies House under ‘Security B-Sides UK Ltd’ and is governed by a group of volunteers who are Directors of the company, along with a voluntary executive board (to provide oversight of finances and other operational issues).

Security B-Sides London 2012 event planners:

Chris Rice – @ChrisRiceUK

Daniel Schatz – @Virturity

Javvad Malik – @J4vv4d

Jimmy Blake -@JimmyBlake

Matt Summers – @Dive_Monkey

Mital Goel – @MitalGoel

Paul Batson – @B4seb4nd

Soraya Viloria Montes de Oca – @GeekChickUK

Tomasz Miklas – @TomaszMiklas

Media and blogger contact:

Mital Goel

PR Manager

E: press at securitybsides.org.uk

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