We are proud to announce that Bsides Nashville is back. Bsides Nashville 2015 promises to be bigger and better than the tremendously successful Bsides Nashville 2014.
Make certain you mark April 11, 2015 in your "must not miss infosec events" of 2015.
We are planning on adding an additional track that will serve as an introduction to information security. Now, you don't have to be an infosec expert to attend this event.
You may now submit your CFPs. Deadline for first selection is December 14, 2014.
There are four tracks available:
The Infosec 101 track is geared toward newcomers to the Infosec industry. Submit your talk to help others get started the right way. Teach others from your experience.
The INFOSEC 101 track is for people who are interested in learning about information security and have either no idea or some idea, and would like to learn more. This track is also open for non-technical presentations, such as leadership skills, presentation skills, and communication skills, .etc.
This was an extremely succesful track last year, where presentations were related to the non-technical aspect of the industry such as resume building, avoiding burnout, etc.
We would like to continue with this track, so please submit to help others succeed. Presentations such as presentation skills, leadership building, for example, is what we are looking for.
The Infosec 418 and 452 tracks are more advanced for seasoned professionals to teach more advanced techniques to their peers. Submit your talks, show others your skills, fails and the really crazy idea you came up with during hallway con THAT ACTUALLY WORKED!!
Click here to Submit CFP
Wendy Nather is Research Director, Security, within 451 Research's Enterprise Security Program, providing analysis on the current state of security from the perspective of a veteran CISO. Wendy's primary areas of coverage are application security, identity and access management, threat intelligence, and security services.
Wendy joined 451 Research after five years building and managing all aspects of the IT security program at the Texas Education Agency, which serves 4.6 million Texas students. In that position, she directed multimillion-dollar initiatives for a statewide external user base of over 50,000. She also provided security guidance for the datacenter consolidation of 27 Texas state agencies.
Wendy previously worked in various roles in the investment banking division of Swiss Bank Corp (now UBS), including helping to build Europe's then-largest private trading floor. Based in Chicago, Zurich and London, she also served as the first IT Security Director for the EMEA region, managing the security aspects of various mergers, IT operations outsourcing and the division's first Internet presence. Wendy is coauthor of the book The Cloud Security Rules, and was named one of Tripwire's "Top 25 Influencers in Security You Should Be Following."
Wendy is based in Austin, Texas. You can follow her on Twitter at @451Wendy.
You will find various opportunities for sponsorship.
See what nice things last year's attendees said about the event.
'' Can't wait to get back for next years'! ''
'' I thought it was a pretty impressive event considering the quality of the speakers, the food, the location, and a t-shirt was provided at no cost. ''
'' Geoff Collins needs to sing the national anthem at the opening of Bsides. :) ''
'' The event was very well put together. I have been to some big name events that were not as well organized and presented. I will be willing to pay for this type of event. ''
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Bsides Nashville would not be possible without the work of these individuals and all the wonderful volunteers.