Friday, January 2, 2015

Update on Security BSides

Another year is gone, and it was a pretty amazing one for Security BSides.  It is hard to believe that this adventure began five and a half years ago, with the first event happening in July of 2009.  BSides has exploded since then, there have been a total of 167 BSides events globally- with 58 in 2014 alone.  BSides have now been held in 74 cites in 16 countries, on every continent except Antarctica.  2014 brought BSides to more than a dozen new cities across the world, including the first events in Asia.  Some of 2014’s new BSides cities included Dubai (UAE), Hyderabad (India), Singapore, Bogota (Colombia), Reykjavík (Iceland), Hamburg (Germany), and many across the US.

Check out the “World of BSides” map showing all BSides cities:


There are already well over a dozen BSides events on the calendar for 2015, with many more in the planning stages.  The latest information on all BSides events can always be found on the BSides wiki.

BSides is a stunning success because of the huge community of organizers, volunteers, speakers, sponsors, and participants who have come together to make something amazing.  The “What BSides Means to Me” page on the wiki has some fantastic insights into what drives us to sustain and grow BSides, it is worth a read.