Products, Vendors, Security, and Bias
The DeepSec conference is meant to be a neutral event where security related topics can be discussed without bias. Periodically we have discussions with companies about this issue. Our web site states that DeepSec is a non-product, non-vendor-biased conference event. In short this simply means that the topics discussed at DeepSec are all about facts not ads. We are looking for honest talks about security: If something breaks, tell us about it. If you can repair it, tell us about it. If you discovered something, tell us about it. That’s our goal.
The DeepSec conference is not a trade fair – but it’s a place to mention what you have researched or what you have created. We are all about information security and want everyone to talk about it. We invite everyone to share results of research, so that attendees learn something new and can exchange ideas with others. This environment is actually very well-suited for vendors, because the conference audience pays a lot more attention. In case you have ever been to big trade fairs, you will have noticed that once you have been bombarded by leaflets, folders, gifts, or other memorabilia your concentration is pretty much down the drain. This also applies to the conversations at the countless booths. After a dozen chats all you hear is „You’ve come to the right place!“ – but you probably don’t get answers to your questions.
So if you work in the field of information security and you have good ideas or decent products/services, then DeepSec is definitely for you. All of our sponsors have taken the advantage of meeting potential customers, researchers, colleagues, developers, government representatives, and everyone else attending the conference. It’s a big advantage to explain what you do to an audience that listens attentively.