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BSides Charm has grown up fast!

This Maryland-based Security BSides event turns four this year and has become one of the more competitive cons for proposal acceptance and ticket sales. Most of the 400 tickets sold in their first round of sales on February 18 were purchased in less than five minutes. There are two more opportunities to get a ticket to one of the best information security events on the East Coast: March 2 at 4:00 pm EST and March 7 at 1:00 pm EST.

BSides Charm

In a previous Tripwire post about the con, “Big Changes for BSides Charm 2018,” it was stated that there were big plans in store for this year’s April 28-29 conference. Now there are details!

The confirmed keynote speaker is Jessica Payne (@jepayneMSFT), currently a member of Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence team of Windows Defender Research.

The individual sessions vary in topics ranging from machine learning, operational security, drone jamming, malware analysis, incident handling, and more. View the BSides Charm speakers page for a full list of the robust topics.

If you want a deeper learning experience at the con, be sure to see all the extensive workshops and training events offered. “Binary Reverse Engineering for Beginners” and “Traffic Analysis Workshop” are just two of the offerings that will give any information security professional a career boost.

The popular Hiring Village is back, and in addition to learning about hiring opportunities, the village will offer time with career mentors and resume reviewers. Come prepared to meet, greet and be hired!

BSides Charm isn’t all work and no play, though.

For the first time in its short history, the con will have a jam-packed line up of entertainment inside the venue of the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel in Towson, Maryland.

Conference attendees can kick off the evening with a cocktails and Q&A panel moderated by Ariel Robinson. Next, enjoy the comedic stylings of Security BSides co-founder and all around exceptional human being, Jack Daniel.

From 8 o’clock on, the multiple musical acts begin and the party goes on into the night. Looking for a quieter way to spend the evening? BSides Charm has you covered. A series of hacker-themed movies will play in the venue’s Amphitheater.

Make plans now to attend BSides Charm April 28-29, 2018, in Towson, Maryland just outside of Baltimore. Learn more at its site and follow the event on Twitter @BSidesCharm.

There are two more rounds of ticket sales and opportunities to volunteer. Don’t miss this chance to be a part of one of the premier information security events on the East Coast!


Tracy_Z_MaleeffAbout the Author: Tracy Z. Maleeff (@InfoSecSherpa on Twitter) is a librarian turned SOC Cyber Analyst. She is a frequent presenter about research best practices, professional networking, and information security awareness topics. Tracy is GSEC certified and earned a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, in addition to undergraduate degrees from Temple University (magna cum laude) and the Pennsylvania State University.

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