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IDG Contributor Network: How to survive security conferences: 4 tips for the socially anxious

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Apr 13, 2015.

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    One of the world’s largest security conferences, RSA 2015, is right around the corner. Beginning April 19, it’s bookended by two other great, but smaller, events: BSides and the Yahoo Privacy Unconference. Security professionals from all over the world will be in San Francisco that week, and this will arguably be the single best chance all year for those of us in the industry to network.

    Sounds easy - meet people, hand out business cards, and make life-long friends and professional connections. In reality, it's a lot harder than it seems. Networking with strangers can be difficult, even for extroverted types, so imagine how much of a struggle it is for people who are introverted, anxious, or a bit socially awkward.

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