Xperience Group is ‘BSides’ itself about becoming sponsors of the second annual BSides Belfast, cyber-security conference taking place on Thursday 7th September 2017.
Part of the global BSides framework, BSides Belfast is a community driven security conference designed to advance the body of Information Security knowledge, by providing an annual, one day, open forum for security engineers and affiliates.
This year’s conference will take place in The Europa Hotel Belfast, with a full day of guest speaker talks, workshops and discussion forums with the aim of providing a source of education, collaboration and continued conversation for IT professionals.
Warren Mercer of BSides Belfast comments, “We founded the conference last year in Belfast in an attempt to bring interested people together to deliver information on a variety of information security related topics and to spark discussion. We wanted more Belfast based security and IT professionals to have an opportunity to talk, present and network with the wider community and we're very pleased with the quality of speakers and sponsors we have attracted this year as it would not be possible without them!”
A notable theme at the conference is that there are no ‘attendees’ – everyone is a participant, adding value to the conversations. Xperience Group Director, Patrick Leggett comments, “Northern Ireland may be a small place on the map, but these events aren’t just for the Silicon Valley’s- it’s important that we grow our knowledge economy locally and get ahead of the game when it comes to Info-Security.”
He continues, “That’s why we’re delighted to be involved with this year’s BSides event. As cyber-criminals get smarter, it’s important that the field of Information Security continues to grow in its pursuit of advanced knowledge.”
The already sold out event will be attracting hundreds of IT professionals and their affiliates from across Northern Ireland.