Nerdery hosting B-SIDES MSP Security Conference Aug. 23

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Nerdery hosting B-SIDES MSP Security Conference Aug. 23

Minneapolis, August 22, 2014 – Security B-Sides MSP is pleased to announce the 2nd Security B-Sides Conference will be held at The Nerdery Saturday, August 23 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Attendance is free with registration, however, it’s “sold” out – with tickets snapped up by more than 200 security experts, hackers and business stakeholders with online security interests.

This year’s event has retired LtCol William Hagestad II as the keynote speaker presenting “Chinese Use of the Computers & Networks as a Strategic Weapon System” at 9:30 a.m. Additional highlights of the conference include; security presentations, an educational track on cryptography, a public key signing event, a capture the flag challenge, and AED/CPR Education. The full schedule of events can be seen at:

Security B-Sides is the "B" Side to traditional Information Security events. This is where weird hacker stuff goes on that cannot possibly fit into other conferences because it would never pass committee. B-Sides is a conference where everyone is made to feel welcome, everyone is encouraged to participate, recruiters can discover and speak frankly with talent, salespeople are technical, and everyone has the opportunity to grow and learn.

“The entire Security B-Sides MSP team are proud of our sponsors and contributors, for without them the event could not happen,” said Michael Haffely, Marketing and Communications Coordinator of B-Sides MSP. “We are excited that The Nerdery sees the value of the Security B-Sides MSP conference and we hope to continue this relationship for many years.”

“If you watch the news or simply don’t live in a cave, current events tell you that online security is a big deal – and it’s only going to get bigger,“ said Nerdery President Tom O’Neill. “Data is power, but protecting data can feel powerless, so we’re glad to provide common grounds for the security community and the business community to learn from each other as we share ideas.”

About Security B-Sides MSP

Security B-Sides MSP, LLC is a Minnesota Nonprofit with the tagline vision of "Engaged, Happy Hackers, Protecting Planet Earth!" and the mission of promoting and growing the Minnesota and Upper Midwest computer and network security community by facilitating discussion, connecting individuals, and providing educational opportunities to our participants. To learn more visit, or email us at

About The Nerdery

Founded by three programming pioneers in 2003, The Nerdery is professional home of hundreds of web developers, UX designers, QA engineers and other Nerds who work to create custom interactive technology to solve clients’ unique business needs. Security-minded Quality Assurance Engineers on The Nerdery’s QA team serve clients by providing penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and consulting services. As a company, The Nerdery constantly strives to develop, maintain, and implement policies and procedures that help keep our organization and clients safe. With offices in the Twin Cities, Chicago and Kansas City, The Nerdery has made Inc.’s annual list of 5,000 fastest-growing, privately-owned companies every year since becoming eligible. Through The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, volunteer web pros have donated about $5 million in professional services to 144 nonprofits in communities where Nerds live and work. The Nerdery marked its 10th anniversary in 2013 by launching a commemorative coin etched with its company core values and vision into space

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