Each week, we’ll highlight a major city in the US and cover the places and events you can go to in that area to get your security information fix. This post is part of the information security communities.

Situated in the Great Lakes area, Milwaukee is known for its brew and taverns. Aside from that, it also hosts a few local professional groups that keep the security community spirit alive.

On top of the formal groups, there are less formal local meetings that let you lose the tie without  losing the attitude.

  • DC 414 – Anarchy Angel leads the pack for this DefCon group. The site hasn’t been updated in a while but you can try to catch them at the West Bend Library every first Friday.
  • MilSec – A CitySec group that welcomes everyone who works in security, is interested in security or just like to talk (or listen) to security stuff. Follow them here.

There’s also a hackerspace you can visit when in Milwaukee.

If you’re in the city, perhaps you want to pay tribute to the Bronze Fonz, sit down and have a few beers with some of the friendly security folks in Milwaukee.