Security B-Sides MSP 2019 Sponsor Packet

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring Security B-Sides MSP. It is a rare opportunity to directly connect and create trusted relationships with key members of the Cyber Security community.

Each regional B-Sides event is the result of a community-driven effort for and by members of the information security community. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation and create opportunities for individuals to participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It’s where conversations about the next big thing are happening.

Conference Details

Conference name: Security B-Sides MSP 2019

 
Conference dates: September 26th - 28th, 2019


Venue: Be The Match Corporate Headquarters


Audience: IT, information security, information assurance, cyber security


Projected 2019 attendees: 300 +

Target Audience

We target the industry professional looking to augment their current security skill set with next-big-thing conversations. Our goals are to learn about trends and emerging issues as well as to connect with other members of the security community. B-Sides MSP spends considerable effort also targeting college students with an interest in cyber security. Events like ours give you an opportunity to get out in front of the next generation of security professional.


Unlike other events we do not have attendees, we have participants. B-Sides MSP provides an intimate environment for the participants to directly engage with the speakers and content providers before, during, and after their presentation. Participants are looking for more than just information; they are looking to make connections they may call upon throughout the rest of their careers.


Our participants are overwhelmingly technical, and many are interested in learning about new job opportunities. For these reasons we recommend that sponsors send strong technical staff as well as a recruiter to the event.

Sponsorship Benefits

  1. Brand recognition and awareness

Depending on the level of sponsorship you choose, you will have your brand placed on some or all of the following: t- shirts, signage, lanyards, brochures, announcements prior to presentations, email marketing campaigns, and on various social media sites. Creative and custom branding can also be arranged.

  1. Reach your target audience

B-Sides MSP reaches out to the industry professional looking to augment their knowledge with cutting edge presentations and ideas. Typically this includes industry leaders, information security professionals from the public, private and academic sectors, and even students who wish to expand their depth and body of knowledge.

  1. Stay abreast of the next big thing

Nobody knows what the “next big thing” will be, but these events are community driven with presentations chosen by industry peers. Keeping in touch with the topics that are making waves at the ground level will help your company be prepared when the “next big thing” hits.

  1. Recruitment

In an increasingly difficult job market, the information security industry stands among the few where more jobs exist than personnel to fill them. B-Sides MSP sponsors will have the opportunity to interact directly with highly skilled information security professionals, engaging them in discussion on leading edge security ideas and some of the industry’s greatest challenges.

  1. Media coverage

Since its start in 2009, B-Sides has gathered mass media attention and been written up in Forbes, CSO Online, Network World, Computerworld, Information Week, The Register, ZDNet, and Dark Reading magazines. In addition to the blog posts and podcasts, B-Sides has also received coverage from Hacker News Network (HNN), EFFector, and Cisco System Cyber Risk Report. For more please visit: http://www.securityBSides.org/Media.

Sponsorship Packages

The goal of Security B-Sides MSP is to offer an intimate event where all participants can engage each other to help develop connections, friendships, and a network with industry professionals. We understand that every organization will have different goals and priorities, which is why we offer several levels of participation. However, our expectation is that sponsors are active and engaged in the event. Should any sponsor feel they can contribute to the event in ways other than those listed in this kit, we encourage you to present the idea as a custom sponsorship.

Sponsors are welcome to gather participant contact information, however, in the spirit of our event and in accordance with our bylaws Security B-Sides MSP cannot directly give sponsors our mailing lists.

Package

Recruiter

$300

Core

$500

Silver

$1000

Gold

$2000

Platinum

$5000 or more

2 event tickets

x

x

x

x

x

Extra event tickets for clients

2

4

4

4

Social media shout out

x

x

x

x

x

logo/hyperlink on website and emails

x

x

x

x

x

Booklet shout out

x

x

x

x

x

Flyer on job board

 (you provide)

x

x

x

x

x

Table/booth

x

x

x

Logo on screen between presentations

x

x

Logo on event banner and main stage

(we provide)

x

x

Prominent booth location

x

Named Village or contest

(i.e. “CTF brought to you by (your name)”)

x

Named after party

x

Additional Sponsorship Items

Got an idea for a custom sponsorship package?  We’d love to hear it!

Would you like a little extra branding? We can always use the extra help to provide a few items for the event!

More than anything content matters above all else! In the past we’ve had sponsors put on workshops or even run contests for us.  We also have a number of logistical items we can always use some extra help with. So if the packages above don’t fit your needs we can work with you to come up with alternative ways to get involved or to augment your existing sponsorship.

Some ideas for helping us out:

-Run a village or workshop like Lockpicking, Hardware hacking, Car hacking, Ham radio...etc

-Run a contest like a Capture the flag or a Cryptography challenge

Some ideas for additional branding:

-Purchase swag bags, or pens/notepads..etc for participants

-Help us with lanyards, or badges featuring your logo and ours

-Sponsor a snack or meal for the event

-Of course the always popular drink tickets for the after party!

We love to have you join us in 2019. If you have any questions or are ready to get involved please feel to contact us.

Thank You,

Security B-Sides MSP staff

EMAIL: info@bsidesmsp.org

WEB: https://BsidesMSP.org 

TWITTER: @bsidesmsp