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F-Secure sponsors t2’17

As one of our oldest supporters, F-Secure has been sponsoring t2 since 2011. We’re more than delighted to have sponsors who stick around! A cyber security company headquartered in Helsinki, with 25 offices around the world, F-Secure will be celebrating their 30th anniversary next year.

A home to many recognized security experts, F-Secure provides a broad range of cyber security products and services to consumers, corporations and governmental organizations.

In case of any questions, you can reach them through multiple accounts on Twitter, or just apply for a job and find out the answer yourself! F-Secure products are covered by a vulnerability reward program.

Should you want to meet them in person, you can do that at t2’17 in Helsinki, October 26-27.

Budgeting season

Surprisingly many companies lock down their next year’s budgets already in Q3. While many of our attendees have negotiated conference and training costs to be part of their annual non-negotiable compensation package, there are also those who rely on the good graces of financial overlords to okay their attendance. This post is to remind that it’s yet again time to have the discussion about t2’18 – after all, it’s the 15th anniversary.

Why do we pester our readers with this? As Thomas Lim finely stated it in his keynote at Infiltrate 2012:

“[..] Conferences don’t really make a lot of money, unless you’re Black Hat [..]”

In many years, the question of making a small profit to guarantee enough liquidity for organizing the next event comes down to having the right sponsors. No sane person would enter a business with this kind of a risk/reward ratio. The talk is filled with other gems as well, and it’s definitely worth watching.

The reasons for organizing are elsewhere, namely you want to give back to the community, love the atmosphere of a small event and want to see world class security presentations in your home country. The volunteer work behind the scenes only works when you focus on high quality and networking – it also helps getting repeat guests who value the effort put into curating the program, and setting the stage for making new friends. A considerable part of the audience comes from outside Finland, and it’s certainly not thanks to the weather.

To summarize some of our core values:

  • Networking is an integral part of the event
  • We focus on new research and technical aspects of information security
  • We never sell or give out the attendance list
  • Sponsorship does not give you a speaking slot or influence on the agenda, only CFP does

If you are interested in sponsoring t2, we are glad to discuss your exact needs. Please get in contact with us.

Beyond Security to sponsor t2’17

We are happy to announce a new sponsor of t2! Beyond Security SSD is a high end vulnerability disclosure program established in 2007. With over a decade of history in the business, they have a solid understanding of researcher needs.

The products in the scope include major operations systems, widely used software components, web platforms and network infrastructure equipment / software. Reported vulnerabilities are communicated to both the affected vendor and Securiteam clients. You can view the latest vulnerability publications on Securiteam blogs. If you have any questions about the process, just tweet!

Should you want to meet them in person, you can do that at t2’17 in Helsinki, October 26-27. Good luck in bug hunting!

Would You Like to Sponsor t2'12?

We are looking for sponsors, if you or your company would like to sponsor t2’12 please contact us.

To protect the independent nature of t2, the following guidelines have been established:

  • No sponsor can affect the agenda. In order to run an independent conference, it is essential that no sponsor influence the topic or content of any given presentation.
  • Each and every presenter is there because of his or her skills. Sponsorship is not a fast lane past the CFP, meaning that sponsorship will not guarantee you a presentation slot at the conference. It does not prevent it either; the bottom line is that the advisory board handles all submissions equally.

More information can be found at http://t2.fi/sponsors/

Would You Like To Sponsor t2′10?

We are looking for sponsors, if you or your company would like to sponsor t2’10 please contact us.

To protect the independent nature of t2, the following guidelines have been established:

  • No sponsor can affect the agenda. In order to run an independent conference, it is essential that no sponsor influence the topic or content of any given presentation.
  • Each and every presenter is there because of his or her skills. Sponsorship is not a fast lane past the CFP, meaning that sponsorship will not guarantee you a presentation slot at the conference. It does not prevent it either; the bottom line is that the advisory board handles all submissions equally.

More information can be found at http://t2.fi/sponsors/