One Seaport Ln
Boston, Massachusetts 02108

At a Glance
Launched in 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Averages 200-250 attendees in Boston and over 80 in Barcelona.
Organized by many of the top minds in the security industry. Each member of our advisory board has deep roots in the security industry and a reputation for technical excellence.
Attracts thought leaders involved in all aspects of security. Messages conveyed at SOURCE resonate deeply through the security community.
Focuses on bridging the gap between technological expertise and business excellence.
The Security Twits Twitter Group (comprised of over 450 security professionals) originated at SOURCE Boston 2008.
SOURCE Conference is the first and only conference combining advanced technology and security practices with the business of security. With thoughtful attention to detail and an emphasis on high quality and compelling content, SOURCE is committed to delivering valuable information in a high energy and fun environment.

SOURCE is unique; combining top technological minds in the security industry with business professionals, executives, senior management, and industry experts providing insight into successful business practices for the security community. In addition to our advanced technical talks, SOURCE offers workshops on entrepreneurship, management strategies, job interviewing, presentation skills, and proficiencies and strategies designed for the security industry.

Our Mission

The purpose of SOURCE Conference is to bridge the gap between technical excellence and business acumen within the security industry. SOURCE fosters a community of learning where business and security professionals come together to gain knowledge and skills, network with peers, and advance their careers and professional development. SOURCE enables individuals, teams, and organizations to leverage information to improve decision-making, optimize performance, and achieve business objectives.

Our Vision

In our vision, we see SOURCE as a leader in the security industry where attendees, speakers, and sponsors identify solutions for the toughest and most important problems:
An environment that fosters professional growth and development
Top technical and business experts from around the world coming together to share technologies, research, and security practices.
A security community that is rewarding and enjoyable to participate in

Our Target Demographic

SOURCE is designed for senior executives, company chief officers (e.g. CIOs, CTOs, CSOs), advanced security professionals, faculty and students, members of management and business communities who are looking to connect with security and technology experts.

The SOURCE Experience

SOURCE attendees will experience two and a half days of intense one hour sessions taught by top security experts. Sessions hold 50-60 students, providing an intimate environment where attendees can ask questions, participate in discussions, and interact with other delegates and speakers.

Attendees will have the choice of three tracks:

Security and Technology - security software, secure coding practices, engineering, new tool releases and technology demonstrations
Application Security - threats, attacks, vulnerabilities, counter measures, testing, mobile applications
Business of Security - critical decision-making, entrepreneurship, issues of compliance, regulation, privacy laws, disclosure, and economics.

Top Ten Reasons to Attend SOURCE

1. Attendees have unprecedented access to leading minds in the security industry, including speakers, advisory board members, and sponsors.
2. Real-world solutions to your real-world security problems.
3. Over 45 unique sessions with top industry experts
4. Evening activities are designed to maximizing networking and business development opportunities.
5. The SOURCE Security Start-up event provides an opportunity for new companies to showcase their business plans and company models.
6. The Employment Reception is an ideal setting to identify potential job opportunities or to meet potential candidates.
7. Learn how top technologies can be applied to a professional setting.
8. Improve your knowledge base.
9. No sales pitches. Only security you can use.
10. Build lasting professional relationships


"SOURCE is a first-rate combination of technical and business expertise and excellence. Attending and sponsoring this conference was an extremely rewarding experience. The quality of the speakers and papers were excellent, the sponsored lunches and events provided outstanding food and a great atmosphere for conference members to interact and development business." Jim Reavis, C-Founder of Cloud Security Alliance

Top security professionals and executives can be found at SOURCE – making it a great opportunity for networking and professional development. IOActive has been a sponsor of SOURCE Boston since its inception and it has always provided us with an excellent return on our investment, outstanding customer service, and a great conference experience” Jennifer Steffens, CEO of IOActive

“Source Boston 2009 had a solid speaker line up. I personally learned a ton and was impressed by the content quality.” Jeremiah Grossman, CTO of Whitehat Security

"I had a blast at SourceBoston this year. It was easily the best small conference I've ever been too and in all time top five list. The speakers were great as was the venue." – David Mortman, CSO of Echelon One.

“SOURCE is a great conference and if I had the time and money, I’d seriously consider going to SOURCE Barcelona in September. If you have the chance in 2010, I would highly recommend attending.” – Ben Jackson, Senior Security Engineer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

“SOURCE is now one of my favorite conferences!” – Val Smith, Attack Research

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Added by tom_croucher on January 15, 2010

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