TRISC – Texas Regional Infrastructure Security Conferenceon February 26, 2006 at 10:59 am
Last year was the first year for the Texas Regional Infrastructure Security Conference (http://www.trisc.org). I got an invitation in the mail (I am fairly sure I got it due to my ISSA membership, since they are one of a few organizations that are putting this together). Anyway, I was fairly impressed by the first year. One of the keynotes was Bruce Schneier, which was very impressive for a regional conference on its first year.
I decided to work on the committee this year, and it seems to be going very well. I am specifically on the Vendor and Sponsorship subcommittee, and this has proven to be very interesting. I am trying to sell the sellers every time they call me. “Hey, since you are trying to sell me something, let me turn it around on you! Do you want a booth at TRISC?” It cracks me up to hear the surprise in the salesperson’s voice. I love it!
I am expecting great things from TRISC this year and in the future. This is a pioneering conference. There are already ISSA chapters from other states wanting to bring this type of conference to their states. If you have any interest in sponsoring or attending, go to the link above. You will be getting in on the ground floor of an event that I think will grow tremendously. Think about it from the perspective of this quote from the RSA Conference website:
**The Founders Circle is a special group of Conference “enthusiasts” comprised of security professionals who have attended one of the first four (4) RSA Conferences held in 1992,1993,1994, and 1995, or who have attended four (4) of the last five 5 consecutive Conferences held.**
The Founders at the RSA conference get special perks, and many went on to become huge contributors to the security industry. Definitely something to look at seriously.