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Art into Science

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ART INTO SCIENCE: A CONFERENCE ON DEFENSE

ART INTO SCIENCE IS A CONFERENCE ON DEFENSE, ORGANIZED BY DEFENDERS.

Many conferences out there glorify the attacker, we want a conference which interests us.

ACOD GOALS:

Push the art to a science: Creating a professional discipline

To mature our practice, we need to be able to share our methodologies in a systematic and consistent way.

We have many professionals in the security industry, but do not have a professional discipline. We'd like to philosophically discuss concepts in security, push them forward, and model them.

Glorify the defense: Tools, techniques, and ideas people can leave the conference with and implement

Security conferences glorify the attacker, and accept attack-oriented talks. We'd like to put defense on a pedestal and take in talks that interest us - operational talks on defense.

As a field, we need practitioners to offer implementable ideas and or reference implementations to reduce the amount of work that someone has to do to implement what they learn.


ACOD IS A WORKING CONFERENCE

In the "Glorify the defense" (operations) track we will have talks of interest on various investigations and case studies on the one hands, and tools and ideas used to defend our environments on the other.

The "Push the art into a science" (philosophy) track will be dedicated to working tracks, where the members introduce their own concepts, and then discuss specifics. Most importantly, finish the day with a summary that can be used to push our field into the future.

We want to get more out of ACoD: Often, the best value we as attendees get out of a conference is personal relationships that form. We'd like to do our generate more of this value.

Some of us are introverts, some are shy. Regardless, it is hard to meet too many people in conferences, and see how we can help each other. We will work to address this by building more discussion into the agenda, such as networking opportunities, small working groups, and other similar ideas, into the DNA of how the conference will run.


Hands On / Roll Up the Sleeves

Time to go to work! For the actual conference meetings, attendees will commit to specific tracks and all attendees are expected to try to contribute. Once you’re in a track, stay in the track, get to know the people, share, and learn collectively.

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How do I register for the event?

Although the eventbrite page for this event is open to the public, you must place your name on our wait list and also request an invitation through our main conference page http://artintoscience.com. You can also follow up your eventbrite request by emailing register@artintoscience.com. This is a working conference with limited attendance. Priority will be given to those who submit presentation proposals and those who are recognized as being able to contribute to the goals of this conference.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Bring a government issued photo id to the event.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please direct questions to contact@artintoscience.com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Sorry, tickets are not transferrable.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

No, Each attendee must have their own registration.

How do I submit a presentation proposal?

Please visit the artintoscience web page to submit a proposal.

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