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Tampa Bay’s Cyber Pirate Invasion

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The Tampa Bay area will soon be invaded by a horde of cyber pirates, computer hackers, and IT enthusiast during the first annual B-Sides Tampa Bay IT Security Conference.

In the past few years, there has an rapid growth in the IT (Information Technology) community thanks in part to the exploits of the computer hacker groups LulzSec, Anonymous, and Edward Snowden. For years many of these groups and hackers have worked together underground and exchanged new techniques via billboards and hacker conventions such as DefCon, ShmooCon or DerbyCon. As the number of IT professionals in the US has grown, many of these conventions have also grown and spread out to various cities and regions. In 2014 Tampa Bay will host its first IT security convention with B-Sides Tampa Bay. The B-Sides conference is being sponsored by the Tampa Bay chapter of (ISC)2 the same group that maintains various IT security certifications such as the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional). The B-Sides Tampa security convention will feature lectures and demonstrations from top IT professionals, free information security training classes, a lock-picking village, and a Capture the Flag competition. B-Sides Tampa is a free event and open to anyone with an interest in information technology and security. All attendees to the conference are required to register for the event in order to reserve their seats for any of the lectures or demonstrations.

The conference will be held on: February 15, 2014

The location of the conference will be: South University, 4401 N. Himes Ave. #175, Tampa, Fl. 33614

Cost ; FREE

How to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7955409845

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