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.

It doesn’t get any hotter than Phoenix, in the literal sense. The intense climate is nothing to local Arizona folk however, and the interest in security burns bright in this side of the nation. Let’s take a look at some of the local professional groups.

There are also a few local meetings in the city.

  • DC602 – This is a placeholder site for the Phoenix Hackers Unincorporated group. As the site says, it’s a proof of concept for more structured meetings but we have no clue what happened to it after that.
  • PHX2600 – This 2600 group meets every first Friday at Lola Coffee. They have a wiki, Twitter and even swag!

There are also hackerspaces in the city which the locals are proud of.

There’s also a big security event coming up to the Valley of the Sun.

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