A Northern Geek's Trip South – 2019 edition

How time flies; and with it, another BSides London is a long distant memory. My itinerary for the pilgrimage South was familiar, mostly following a well worn pattern InfoSec Europe Tuesday BSides itself Wednesday Thursday? Recovery time in the capital, before heading for the train back to (my) civilised society. And throughout: a generous smattering […]

OWASP at Northumbria Uni – June 2010

June 16th marked the first time the Open Web Application Security Project’s (OWASP) Leeds/Northern Chapter ran an event at Northumbria University, meaning it was the first time I was able to attend. Overall I really enjoyed the event, I’m hoping that the Leeds/Northern OWASP chapter decide to run more events within Newcastle, but if not it’s convinced me that the events are worth the time and cost to travel down to the other locations. Always good to discuss infosec topics face to face with some really knowledgeable people.

Breaking into the loop

Jacob (@BiosShadow), has released his first blog post, Being out of the Loop, since we were paired up and it has struck a chord with my own experience with similar problems and got me thinking at the same time. To sum up Jacob’s post he his frustrated that there is no active infosec community within a reasonable distance of his location. I can relate to this sentiment; when beginning the slow road towards an infosec career, before I was even aware a legitimate career in the field was possible, my own interactions and learning opportunities were limited to reading books or online articles.
For my part: If you’re in the North East of England (or general area) get in touch and let me know, always keen to discuss information security with anyone willing to listen.

NEBytes Launch Event

Last night (2010-01-20) I had the pleasure of attending the launch event for NEBytes. North East Bytes (NEBytes) is a User Group covering the North East and Cumbrian regions of the United Kingdom. We have technical meetings covering Development and IT Pro topics every month. Topics: Sharepoint, Silverlight and Hyper-V