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.

Pittsburgh is steel town. An idyllic metropolis whose industrial history goes way back. It’s a nice place to live and work. There are several local professional groups you should get in touch with.

  • ISSA – Pittsburgh Chapter – Already have a meeting scheduled on February 1. Those interested in participating can click on the source link to the chapter’s official site for details.
  • ISACA – Pittsburgh Chapter – Are very active and meetings are scheduled until mid-year. For details go here. For details and reservations you can get in touch of them here.
  • InfraGard Pittsburgh – Affiliated with the FBI and dedicated to harnessing the best talent in cyber security, the Pittsburgh chapter doesn’t have any events on the horizon for now. However, they can be contacted for updates here.
  • AITP – Pittsburgh Chapter – Just wrapped a January 24 meet. For updates and other info visit the official site or join the mailing list.

The local meetings are a bit lean at the moment. Anyway, here are the few that have been scheduled.

  • 2600 – Main site for the Pittsburgh branch is still down but click on the link for the time and address of the Pittsburgh meet.

If you’re in town and want to interact, drop by a hackerspace and build some cool stuff.

  • Hack Pittsburgh.org – Run out of a garage. They have a nice blog that’s regularly updated, Includes a calendar, classes, and contacts.
  • There’s been news that a certain programmer/musician named Eric Singer might open another hackerspace, but it’s not definite. Go here for possible updates.

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