Thank you for your interest in sponsoring Security B-Sides Orlando (BSides). Following the success of numerous US and international-based BSides events, we are happy to see continued growth in the community as each year’s events draw bigger crowds and new events are created.
BSides events combine security expertise from a variety of platforms in search of the “next big thing” in information security. BSides is an open platform that gives security experts and industry professionals the opportunity to share ideas, insights, and develop longstanding relationships with others in the community. It is a rare opportunity to directly connect and create trusted relationships with key members of the community.
Although the event welcomes participants, the cost of hosting such an event is shouldered by the organizers. This package contains sponsorship information for event specific BSides locations in 2014. We have put together different opportunities for sponsorship and their benefits. Of course the greatest benefit is that of giving back to the community and enabling others to grow and learn.
Please download the Sponsorship Packet (pdf)
THE VALUE OF SPONSORSHIP
The goal of BSides is to offer small intimate events where all participants can engage each other to help develop connections and friendships, and network with different industry professionals.
We recognize the value in engaging a smaller audience and being the big fish in a small pond. Every organization will have different goals and priorities. This is why we offer different levels of participation for every individual, group, or organization. We specifically designed several different options for any-sized organization to participate and support this event.
REASONS TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
We recognize your desire to not only support a great event but also to see a return on your investment. The following are a list of direct benefits you may see as an event sponsor.
BRAND RECOGNITION AND AWARENESS: Depending on the level of sponsorship, you may recognize your brand placement on some or all of the following: – shirts, signage/lanyards, lunch sessions, or attendee badges. Based on your level of participation, creative and custom branding may be arranged including transportation, banners, and podcast interviews.
BIG FISH, SMALL POND: For some, sponsoring large events is not within their price range, leaving them with no option for communicating their message. BSides is just the place for you! This small, community atmosphere brings together active and engaged participants who want to absorb information. Sponsoring a BSides event enables you to be that big fish in a small pond and better communicate your message to an active audience.
STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE INDUSTRY: BSides enables its supporters and participants to identify and connect with industry leaders and voices. These participants represent the social networking of security. They are the people who you want to engage to solicit feedback and bring voice to your conversation.
STAY ABREAST ON THE NEXT BIG THING: Nobody knows what the “next big thing” will be, but these events are community-driven with presentations voted upon by the industry. There is no magic to how it works, but we believe that listening to the underground can help you prepare and identify what the next big thing might be.
INTERNET SIMULCAST: Many of the BSides events are simulcast online meaning your participation can reach a larger audience than just those participants present. At the 2010 San Francisco BSides event, the online audience ranged from 5-10 times those present onsite at the event. In addition, these simulcasts are archived online for later viewing.
MEDIA: The media coverage for BSides is massive compared with its size. Be part of the conversation and get swept up in the media. Many participants have been quoted and picked up by mainstream news sources including National Public Radio (NPR).
SUPPORT PACKAGES: Through the distinctive nature of this event, the list of speakers and attendees are available online. We see the benefit in the live interactive engagement of individuals rather than in the cold call connection. Please contact the event organizers for sponsorship and support opportunities.