In a previous blog post, I said that I attended B-Sides London earlier this year. It turns out that was probably one of the best things I’ve done this year because, not only was it very enjoyable, but I ended up speaking to a quite a lot of people while I was there, including some people that worked at security companies that were recruiting and I ended up getting a job at a company that is well known in the infosec world.
It was about time I moved on from my previous position, and this is a real step up for me. I’ve been working there for a few weeks now and I’m really enjoying it, the work is fun and interesting, the working environment is brilliant. It’s just great to be working in a field that I’m interested in and be somewhere that cares about career progression.
I took a day off from work on Wednesday last week to go to B-Sides London, and had probably the best day this year! There were so many interesting talks and loads of great people to chat to (and potential job opportunities). I even won a wristband which game me access to the MWR sponsored afterparty with free drinks 🙂
The most entertaining talk by far was by @info_dox titled “A look at TR-06FAIL and other CPE Configuration Disasters”. Darren showed up with a pint in his hand and proceeded to tell us all about the problems with the Broadband Forum‘s protocols and their various implementations.
I came away with a bit of swag too, 3 T-Shirts, and a signed copy of “Breaking Into Information Security by Andy Gill (which reminds me, I must get in contact with him for the digital copy he promised me).
I’d like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who made it such a great event. Hopefully in the future, I’ll be able to give something back by helping out at one of these events, or something similar.