Posted on TripWire: BSides: Broadening the Horizons of Information Security
With access to further reaches of the security community, new ideas and research are never far behind.
“The folks who attend these conferences tend to be geared towards learning something new,” reflects Irfahn Khimji, senior information security engineer at Tripwire. “As a result, they always ask great questions.”
J Wolfgang Goerlich, strategist with CBI and an organizer of BSides Detroit, shares Irfahn’s thoughts on BSides’ learning potential: “The movement has become a staple of the security industry. It has made it easier than ever for the local communities to come together, share and commiserate, and learn what is working and what is coming next. BSides also provides a platform for new speakers and new content, filling a vital role in developing talent.”
Mentorships, new people, and new ideas–that is just some of what BSides has to offer.