D-Day +73yrs : infosec europe + bsides london 2017

On the 73rd anniversary of the Normandy landings Infosecurity Europe lands in London. 
From what I’ve heard, it’s the trade show, the bells and whistles, the shiny; the latest greatest products for the information security market. 

For me, it’s the pre-event to bsideslondon 2017 and a new event to go to. 

My peers have asked me in the past why didn’t I go to infosec? Probably because I was only aware of it on the periphery. 

The thing is, I first learned about bsides London back in 2012, whilst taking part in an early Cyberchallenge UK at the former WWII Radar station in Malvern, subsequently a Qinetiq facility. 

Talking to people brings knowledge. Everyone has experience worth talking about. Going to Malvern amongst other things, taught me about BSides. Then I went and haven’t looked back. We’ve even got a BSides Belfast now. 

As I fly across the sea, vastly more comfortable and expecting a smoother landing than those paratroops crossing the channel in 1944, it’s worth remembering the work and sacrifice of others to get us to where we are now. 

I’m looking forward to this new infosec and BSides London combo, here’s to catching up with old friends and making some new ones. 

Straight down the rabbit hole we go. 

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