A couple of weekends ago I hosted my first information security and hacking conference called InfoSec Southwest here in Austin, Texas. Having been attending such conferences for over fifteen years, and being involved with those in such capacities as speaker, volunteer, and sponsor, I had a general idea of the amount of work that this undertaking would be and luckily I wasn’t too far off in my estimation. Had this been much more work than I had expected, I just might have keeled over and died from over-stimulation and exhaustion…
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A few years ago, the idea came up at our local AHA! meeting that our group should host an information security and/or hacking conference here in Austin, Texas. Some venue ideas were tossed around, some preliminary cost research done, but the idea never went much beyond that due to a number of reasons, foremost of which is that AHA! folk are very, very busy people, myself included. Back then, none of us simply had the time or resources to make such an undertaking happen. Fortunately, while I still don’t really have the time personally, I now have the resources in the way of paid staff that I can have plan and execute such an event, so mid-2011 or so I decided to do so.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything here other than the occasional conference report, and there are many more of those in draft form from the past two years that I didn’t even get around to finishing up and actually posting… This is due to a variety of reasons, some of which include a complete change in career focus a couple years ago involving going into business for myself, to having very little free time due to the myriad of things I’ve got going on. This however needs to change, as I need at least one outlet for my thoughts that isn’t constricted to 140 characters or the no-frills formatting that most of the social networks provide. That said, it is my intention to write here more often, beginning with this post and continuing with more to follow over the next few weeks, mostly about the various ventures I’ve begun or have become involved in over the past few years.