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Posts Tagged ‘InfoSec Southwest’

InfoSec Southwest 2012 Debrief

April 11, 2012

ISSW 2012 LogoA 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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InfoSec Southwest 2012

February 14, 2012

InfoSec Southwest 2012 LogoA 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.

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