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Why CSOs Should Care About ShmooCon
As with any security event, things can get rough around the edges. The security podcasters' meet-up on Saturday night was more like a Motley Crue concert than anything else. The podcasters on stage resembled the head table at a Klingon wedding. But drunken antics conference-wide were minimal, and some decent food for thought came out of the podcasting event despite the rowdiness.
The larger reality is that a lot of important talks happen here that have implications up and down the IT security food chain. It's also important to note that a lot of the young ruffians who come here are the very people who find the security holes so they can be fixed. They also build a lot of the technology CSOs lobby their upper management to invest in.
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