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.
Sun, sand and security. South Florida is a great place to go and relax.What will make you stay are the great security people and events around town. Some local professional groups you might want to look up when in town.
- OWASP Miami – Ft. Lauderdale Local Chapter – Meetings at the OWASP chapter are every last Wednesday of the month and are open to all (as well as counting towards CPE credits. Get more intel from their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or click the link to review past presentations.
- South Florida ISSA Chapter – SFISSA meets are held on each third Thursday of the month at the Carl DeSantis Building of the Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale. Check out the archive of monthly meetings.
- ISACA South Florida Chapter – This chapter has several events lined up including a face-to-face and a networking event. You can see their entire schedule here.
- South Florida InfraGard Chapter – To get in this group, you need to talk to your local FBI office. The next meeting is on September 24, RSVP only.
Of course, there are also some local meetings you can go to if you want to forego the coat and tie.
- DC305 – Nothing much on the website on this group but you might want to contact LD@bl0 for more info.
- Hack Miami – This group meets biweekly on Saturday afternoons. get in touch through Twitter or read their wiki.
- Dorkbot-SoFla – Dorkbot-sofla is a place where you can get information about events, calls for works, new technologies and techniques, and where you can share the same. Subscribe to their mailing list and announcements.
Lest we forget, there are also a few security events that call SoFla home.
- Hacker Halted – Coming next month,this is the premier event for Certified Ethical Hackers everywhere. Register now!
- SCADA Security Scientific Symposium (S4) – Held every January in Miami, it boasts a host experts talking about control system security.
Again, if we missed anything, feel free to let us know in the comments.