March 24, 2012
Cost: Free (as always!)
BSides are a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interactions from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.
Why A BSides in Central Iowa?
Central Iowa is filled with a wide range of security professionals with various skill levels. The Des Moines Area is a major center for the insurance industry and also has a sizable financial services and publishing base. Within 45 mins of the Des Moines area it is the home of Iowa State University which is home to one of the original 7 NSA certified centers of Academic Excellence in information assurance, DMACC ECI, which is a 2 year program to educate students and law enforcement about cyber crime and cyber terrorism. Des Moines is located within five hours of Chicago, four hours from Minneapolis and Kansas City, and two hours from Omaha. We are in a perfect position to draw upon security experts for this conference.
Iowa State University
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http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/47 ... BSidesIowa