Bsides Nashville 2015

We are proud to announce that Bsides Nashville is back. Bsides Nashville 2015 promises to be bigger and better than the tremendously successful Bsides Nashville 2014.

Make certain you mark May 16, 2015 in your "must not miss infosec events" of 2015.

We are planning on adding an additional track that will serve as an introduction to information security. Now, you don't have to be an infosec expert to attend this event.

Lipscomb University

Bsides Nashville is excited to once again partner with Lipscomb University to offer you an incredible experience.

Lipscomb University offers excellent location, fantastic infrastructure, comfortable rooms, and ample parking.

This and more is provided to you thanks to our partner.

For more information about Lipscomb University and it's Master of Science in Information Security (InfoSec) program, click here.

Submit CFPs

You may now submit your CFPs. Deadline for first selection is December 14, 2014.

There are three tracks available:

INFOSEC 101 Track

The Infosec 101 track is geared toward newcomers to the Infosec industry. Submit your talk to help others get started the right way. Teach others from your experience.

The INFOSEC 101 track is for people who are interested in learning about information security and have either no idea or some idea, and would like to learn more. This track is also open for non-technical presentations, such as leadership skills, presentation skills, and communication skills, .etc.

INFOSEC 418 and 452- Technical Track

The Infosec 418 and 452 tracks are more advanced for seasoned professionals to teach more advanced techniques to their peers. Submit your talks, show others your skills, fails and the really crazy idea you came up with during hallway con THAT ACTUALLY WORKED!!

Click here to Submit CFP

2015 Keynote

Wendy Nather

@451wendy

Research Director, Security

Wendy Nather is Research Director, Security, within 451 Research's Enterprise Security Program, providing analysis on the current state of security from the perspective of a veteran CISO. Wendy's primary areas of coverage are application security, identity and access management, threat intelligence, and security services.

 

Wendy joined 451 Research after five years building and managing all aspects of the IT security program at the Texas Education Agency, which serves 4.6 million Texas students. In that position, she directed multimillion-dollar initiatives for a statewide external user base of over 50,000. She also provided security guidance for the datacenter consolidation of 27 Texas state agencies.

 

Wendy previously worked in various roles in the investment banking division of Swiss Bank Corp (now UBS), including helping to build Europe's then-largest private trading floor. Based in Chicago, Zurich and London, she also served as the first IT Security Director for the EMEA region, managing the security aspects of various mergers, IT operations outsourcing and the division's first Internet presence. Wendy is coauthor of the book The Cloud Security Rules, and was named one of Tripwire's "Top 25 Influencers in Security You Should Be Following."

 

Wendy is based in Austin, Texas. You can follow her on Twitter at @451Wendy.

  • CTF

    You asked for this and you are the boss. We will be offering a challenging and exciting CTF that will satisfy your hunger to solve difficult problems. More information coming soon.

  • Tickets

    Tickets will be made available once we have selected and announced all presenters. We expect to make 300 tickets available at a cost of $10 USD per ticket.

  • Training

    Following on last year's sucess with Georgia Weidman's training, we will once again offer a full day of training by a recognized industry leader. More information coming soon.

  • Sponsors

    As always, there is just so much we can do as volunteers. We need you, corporations big and small, to join us in helping develop this thriving infosec community.

Become a Sponsor

You will find various opportunities for sponsorship.

  • Platinum (One available) ($3000)

    Your logo and name with a link will be prominently presented on the Bsidesnash Website. Your company information and logo will be included in a full page ad in the conference program, and your company may provide swag or other conference bag stuffers. May provide company's banners to be displayed around the venue. Your company will get a vendor booth in the highest traffic area of the conference.

  • Silver (Five available) ($1500)

    Your logo and name with a link will be presented on the Bsidesnash Website. Your company information and logo will be included in a 1/4 page Ad in the program, and your company may provide swag or other conference bag stuffers. May provide company's banners to be displayed around the venue. Your company will get a vendor booth.

  • Sponsor a Presenter (Sixteen Available) ($1200)

    Your logo and name with a link will be presented on the Bsidesnash Website. Your company information and logo will be included in a 1/4 page Ad in the program, and your company may provide swag or other conference bag stuffers. May provide company's banners to be displayed around the venue. Your company will get a vendor booth.

  • Friends (Unlimmited) ($500)

    Your logo and name with a link will be presented on the Bsidesnash Website.

  • Gold Sponsor (Two available) ($2000)

    Your logo and name with a link will be presented on the Bsidesnash Website. Your company information and logo will be included in a half page Ad in the program, and your company may provide swag or other conference bag stuffers. May provide company's banners to be displayed around the venue. Your company will get a vendor booth.

         
  • Bronze (Five available) ($1000)

    Your logo and name with a link will be presented on the Bsidesnash Website. Your company information and logo will be included in the program, and your company may provide swag or other conference bag stuffers. May provide company's banners to be displayed around the venue.

         
  • Party Sponsorship (Two available) ($2000)

    The party sponsorship package gets the official Bsidesnash party sponsored by your company. The Bsidesnash party is on Saturday night of the conference. Your logo and name with a link will be presented on the Bsidesnash Website. Your company information and logo will be included in a half page Ad in the program, and your company may provide swag or other conference bag stuffers. May provide company's banners to be displayed around the venue. Your company will get a vendor booth.

Awesome Attendees

See what nice things last year's attendees said about the event.

'' Can't wait to get back for next years'! ''

 

'' I thought it was a pretty impressive event considering the quality of the speakers, the food, the location, and a t-shirt was provided at no cost. ''

 

'' Geoff Collins needs to sing the national anthem at the opening of Bsides. :) ''

 

'' The event was very well put together. I have been to some big name events that were not as well organized and presented. I will be willing to pay for this type of event. ''

Amazing Team

These wonderful people make work enjoyable.

Lauren X

Organizer

Geoff Collins

Organizer

Finn Breland

Organizer

Gabriel Bassett

Organizer

Paul Coggin

Organizer

Edgar Rojas

Lead Organizer

Timothy De Block

Graphic Designer

Bsides Nashville would not be possible without the work of these individuals and all the wonderful volunteers.

SayHello

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