The challenges of setting up a security conference

In this podcast recorded at the SecurityByte conference held this year in Bangalore, India, the conference founder Nishchal Bhalla talks about his motivations for organizing such an event in his native country and what he hopes it will achieve.

He shares knowledge regarding the differences between the organization processes involved when setting up this type of event in India as opposed to North America, which he says have a lot to do with the fact that there is lack of awareness about security in India, and that the majority of such events held there are mostly vendor-driven and free for visitors.

The ultimate goal is to make SecurityByte a combination of the BlackHat and RSA Conference, he says, because there is an established hacker community and a hardcore security professional community in India that would be interested in it, but also a strong corporate presence.

In the end, the gives a peek into what the next edition of the event will offer and which direction it will take.

Listen to the podcast here.

For more information on SecurityByte, read our interview with Mr. Bhalla and take a look at the photos from the event.

(IN)SECURE Magazine has coverage from SecurityByte 2011 in issue 31.

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