If 2016 is going to be the year everyone gets serious about security, the people who inhabit the shadowy world of IT security conferences are going to be the first saying “we told you so!”
My fears piqued after hearing this podcast on Darkode from Radio Lab, I’ve been seeking to educate myself and came across this post from Kara Drapala over at OpenDNS (one of our security partners at Community IT.)
If you or your organization is interested in attending or breaking into this world, she lays out the landscape and what to expect from the littlest local meetup or BSides to the humungous Black Hat and DEF CON of the “security summer camp” every August in Vegas.  Definitely a useful guide.  Especially the advice to switch your phone to “airplane” mode when moving amongst the hackers in Vegas.
If security threats scare your pants off too, join us for our next free webinar January 21st as we’ll go over the many ways hackers are trying to compromise the very computer you’re reading this on right now.. and ways you can layer your response and sleep at night.