July 21, 2011

The Cons They Are a Changin'

I took some time off of #TSASongs to bring you this tribute to BSides security conferences.


Please sing along with me, to the tune of Bob Dylan's The Times They Are a Changin'

A Parody with a message...

Come gather round Tweeple wherever you roam
and admit that the BSides around you have grown
and accept it that soon you'll need skillz that are honed
if your time to you is worth savin
then you better start learnin or you’ll sink like a stone

for the times they are a changin

come PR flacks and keynotes who dominate with your spend
and keep your eyes wide the chance won’t come again
and don’t hype too soon for the FUD’s still in spin
there’s no tellin who that its shamin'
for the loser now will be later to win

for the times they are a changin

come vendors and pitchmen, please heed the call
don’t sell in the doorway don’t flog up the hall
for he that gets hurt will be he who cold called
the battle outside ragin
will soon shake your Windows, bypass your firewalls

for the times they are a changin

come conference planners throughout the land
and don’t criticize what you can’t understand
our cons and our parties are beyond your command
your old road is rapidly aging
please get outta the new one if you can’t lend your hand

for the times they are a changin

the line it is drawn, the curse it is cast
the expensive cons now will lose people fast
as the closed cons now will later be past
the order is rapidly fadin
but the BSides con is a guaranteed blast

for the times they are a changin


Dedicated to the BSides crew and volunteers.

All my (g)love,