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.

This time around we will be looking at the Atlantic state of North Carolina, specifically the area of Charlotte. Aside from being known as the birthplace of Krispy Kreme and being the barbeque capital, there are also a few local professional groups for the security inclined.

Some folks like a less formal venue when discussing infosec. Here is a local meeting you can go to if you are so inclined.

  • North Carolina 2600 – If your first Friday is free, head over to the Royal Bean across Meredith College in Raleigh or at Panera near UNC Charlotte to meet with NC 2600. You can also find them in IRC and at the site forum.

And if you like electronics, there are even a few hackerspaces you can visit in and around Charlotte.

Now, for those from out of state, there’s also something for you in North Carolina. Watch out for a few security events around town.

  • 8th Annual Charlotte ISSA Security Summit – No details for this yet but it will be held on the 5th of May next year. What’s more early bird ISSA members get in for free plus members of other prominent infosec groups get discounts too. Watch out for talks from Ed Skoudis, Paul Asadoorian, and Chris Hadnagy.
  • CarolinaCon – North Carolina 2600’s own conference. Follow the banter on Twitter or check out the schedule (to be updated soon).

There might be a few groups and events we missed. If so, feel free to chime in at the comments.