Thursday, February 4, 2010

See You in Sac-Town at ISSA

I will be giving a talk on APT at the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the ISSA, Feb 19th. This should be fun, since Sac-Town is my home turf. When I first thought of moving to Sacramento, I had horrid fears, but these were unfounded. Sac is a really cool place in California. Not just because it's the Capital, but it has great and diverse ethnic restaurants, more trees than you can count, and EPIC FISHING within an hour drive in any direction. It's also a great place for a tech company right now. Way better than the 'valley. Housing is much more affordable, and there is a great hiring pool with HP, Intel, and two major universities in the area. There are numerous initiatives to support small business growth, including tax incentives to build out on either Mather or McClellan AFB (I drive past Mather on the way into HBGary in the morning). Sac also has hacker history too, callbacks to the old days. HBGary already reached out to the locals last year when Penny outfitted the Sac PD with free copies of Responder Field Edition. In the local area we have given memory forensics training at International High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). There is a lot going on around here and I glad to be a part of it.