The United Kingdom is without question a city that pioneers with Cybersecurity research and cutting-edge protective measures. This conference, which takes place in London, is on our view one of the best events of the year. If you are working within IT Security then we’d absolutely encourage you to attend this event.
BSides London takes place in, funnily enough, London! BSides events (there are many) are excellent and “BSides London” will be no different. For those that don’t know, BSides is a chapter-based “franchise” that takes place in hundreds of cities throughout the world. BSides events are unique for being laid-back, very informative and rammed full of great content. I see there being two major benefits for attending BSides London, firstly, you’ll meet a ton of interesting InfoSec Professionals living and working in London (and thereby boost your personal network) and secondly, you’ll learn a lot as well. The content that is shared at BSides events are typically vendor-free and focus more on the pioneering side of research. Whilst we haven’t been to this event we’d imagine that it is one of the larger BSides events that take place within their ecosystem. One of the largest (or “best known”) events is BSides Vegas.
This meeting will span four continents and the focus of the topics to be discussed will be fraud and breach prevention in different sectors such as the government. You will be able to learn from industry influencers as well as interact with them and generally be a part of the cybersecurity and fraud summit community.
The event (also) takes place in London. 44CON is complimentary to BSides and DC4420 as being a “UK Hacker Conference” with good reason; they’ve been very good at recruiting excellent speakers and creating a fantastic atmosphere. We’ve known about 44CON for many years now and have only heard positive things about the conference. One of the interesting things about 44CON is that (by my understanding) they’ve spawned into an “open all year” type of organization in the sense that they seem to offer InfoSec training throughout the year which is very interesting.