The Research Triangle Park (RTP) located in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina is home to number of tech companies and a growing cybersecurity community. This location closed out the October cybersecurity awareness month with a bang! Two conferences back to back with a goal to educate the community.
First, BSides RDU was held on October 19th at the historic Carolina Theatre in Durham and featured a fantastic line-up of speakers, hacker jeopardy, Capture the Flag (CTF), Lockpick Village, Vintage Tech Museum, and more. This year, BSides RDU was able to make the event FREE to all attendees which undoubtably expanded the outreach to the community. It was a special event that provided education for individuals from beginning to advanced cybersecurity skill levels. The event was live streamed and all talks can be found on the BSides RDU YouTube channel.
Triangle InfoSeCon is the largest security conference in North Carolina with over 1,600 attendees. The event was held on October 26th at the Raleigh Convention Center and is organized every year by the Raleigh ISSA Chapter. It was an action-packed event with two keynotes and eight speaker tracks. In addition to speakers, the event had a hacking tournament, lockpick village, and after-dark educational events.
These two wonderful conferences are going strong in a growing security community. They have created a positive learning environment and are amazing educational events in North Carolina. Well done!
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