Next week sees the Infosecurity Europeshow in London.  It starts from the 19th until the 21st.  I find it a useful opportunity to see what the various vendors are bringing to the market.  Sometimes I have found some new companies with some exciting products to help secure client systems.  Most of all I enjoy Infosec as it allows me to meet up with some old friends and colleagues in the industry and to catch up.

What makes this year more exciting though is that Security BSides London will be held in parallel to Infosecurity Europe.  BSides is a community driven framework to run information security events for and by the information security community.  BSides allows for a very interactive environment for people to share their thoughts and ideas with their peers in a relaxed environment.  A number of BSides events have been held in other cities and this is the first time for a BSides event to be held in London.

What makes it even more exciting for me is that I have been selected to speak.  My talk is titled “Layer 8 Security – Securing the Nut Between the Keyboard and the Screen” and I will be discussing how we can better engage with users to raise their awareness and knowledge regarding information security.  There are also a number of great talks that I am looking forward to, in particular the talks by Chris John Riley, David Rook (aka SecurityNinja), Xavier Mertens, Stephen Bonner and Justin Clarke.

It should prove to be an exciting event and I am looking forward to it immensely.  If you are attending Security Bsides London do say hello.  If you cannot attend you can follow it on twitter using the hashtag #BSidesLondon.

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