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Towards An Objective and Scientific CFP Methodology

scientistsI, like many in the information security industry, submit talks to a number of conferences every year. The more conferences I submit to, however, the more apparent it becomes (at least to me) that a more scientific approach to the call for papers/proposal (CFP) process is required to reduce bias. I’m not saying that any or all of the CFP committee participants, or the conference itself, is guilty of malicious or intentional bias. Science has shown that there will always be irrational cognitive biases, whether intentional or not, that affect our decision making process. In a CFP process this could manifest itself as bias towards any number of things such as a particular topic, an individual’s past, sexual orientation or identification, company or industry affiliation, and even the grammar of the submission itself.
I see the CFP process as a reproducible experiment. As such, an experiment of this nature requires a number of things to be conducted successfully in a measurable and repeatable fashion. The following list of ideas are the result of a personal brainstorm of what I would like to see included as a part of the CFP process (in no particular order):

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Quiz: Is your data ready for the cloud?

How much of your data lives in the cloud? Before you sent it there, were you positive it didn’t contain sensitive information? According to a recent report from Blue Coat Systems and Elastica Cloud Threat …

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User identity and access management: New data security perimeters

The types of control security personnel can maintain over their data centers are changing. As more companies embrace cloud and mobile infrastructures, areas that cause IT teams to relinquish some level of control, security pros …

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