First off, let me say that for those travelling to San Diego from northern or northeastern USA, or northern Europe or Russia for instance, this conference is worth it simply as a respite from persistent cold temps and dreary midwinter landscapes.
Now this may sound a bit gossipy, but so far, in terms of our small community of energy sector cyber security practitioners, I've already meet up with some old acquaintances and and have met for the first time, face to face, others.
Met up with Liza, Darren, Slade, and has a great talk over dinner with Ernie. Though with Darren it was really just eye contact because by the time my IBM theater preso on security breaches with Steve Dougherty was done, Darren had, Jason Bourne-like, vanished into crowd.
Will get to travel more widely through the exhibit hall today and will craft a more security content-laden post later today or tomorrow, I promise. Cheers, Andy