San Antonio, TX – March 28, 2012 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of managed cloud-based security assessment solutions, has announced a state sponsorship of BSides Texas, a venue for information security professionals that creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. BSides Austin is scheduled for April 12th -13th, while the Dallas-Ft. Worth event will be held November 3rd.
Michelle Klinger, BSides Texas Board Member, commented on the partnership, "BSidesTexas could not be successful without sponsorship from companies like Digital Defense and the support they bring. BSides is all about discussion, sharing of ideas, collaboration and education, bringing the experts to the local community. BSides is not just for the Information Security community, but also for developers, administrators, architects and management of Information Technology. We would like to sincerely thank and recognize Digital Defense as the first 'Statewide Sponsor' of BSidesTexas."
Mark Bell, Executive Vice President, Operations at Digital Defense, added “We are excited about the opportunity to be a sponsor of the BSides Texas events which offer a dynamic and collaborative environment to develop out-of-the-box approaches to information security. We believe this is a good partnership as the DDI culture is one that embraces new and innovative solutions to stay one step ahead of malicious hackers. Many of our security analysts and vulnerability research team members look forward to participating in this year’s forums.”
Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.