Best of Open Source Security Conference announced

Sourcefire announced the launch of the Best of Open Source Security (BOSS) Conference. Scheduled to run concurrently with Sourcefire’s annual customer summit, the BOSS Conference will be held February 8-10, 2009 in Las Vegas.

As the first IT security conference dedicated to promoting open source security technologies and the commercial products that embrace them, the BOSS Conference brings together passionate open source security advocates and innovative users, integrators and experts under the same roof to share ideas and experiences.

Martin Roesch, Creator of Snort and Founder and CTO of Sourcefire commented:

While open source projects regularly deliver some of the security industry’s most innovative solutions, many also lack the marketing budgets and resources to reach the mass market, and many early adopters do not have the time to seek out the latest projects.

Based on the resounding successes of Snort and ClamAV, we at Sourcefire welcome the opportunity to give back to the community, providing innovative open source projects with the opportunity to interact with enterprise security practitioners, while also providing practitioners the chance to learn about today’s innovative new open source projects. The BOSS Conference is the first industry event catering to the needs of the open source security community, which makes it really exciting to me.

Call for Speakers:

The BOSS Conference & Sourcefire Users Summit will feature two independent tracks—an Open Source Security Track and a Sourcefire Solutions Track. Open source advocates, community members, experts and users are encouraged to submit abstracts for thought provoking presentations on topics including the latest innovations, tips for gaining increased value from open source security solutions and user success stories. Following is a description of each track:

The Open Source Security Track will feature presentations that embrace the use of open source security products. Presentations in this track should be technical in nature and should be intended to educate IT security professionals on how to select, implement and use open source security products.

The Sourcefire Solutions Track will feature presentations by Sourcefire and members of the Sourcefire community (e.g., partners, customers, analysts) that provide insight into Sourcefire commercial products. These presentations will include both technical and business topics, and are designed to educate Sourcefire customers and prospects on best practices for selecting, implementing and supporting Sourcefire solutions.

Deadline to submit the speaker application is July 15, 2008.

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