This post was guest blogged by Tom of spylogic.net.
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If you are located in Cleveland you should hopefully know we have a growing security community…currently focused around a few local groups which meet on a regular basis. Check out these groups and get involved!
NEO Information Security Forum
The Northeast Ohio Information Security Forum is a professional organization for people interested in information security. Members are in the information security, networking, system administration/engineering, and IT industry who are either involved in or interested in the information security field. The composition of the membership range from professionals working in the public sector (at colleges, universities, government agencies) to private industry (banks, manufacturing, tech, services) to college students. The group comes together monthly to discuss issues, watch presentations from members and speakers from outside of the group, and demos of various tools and techniques in the information security arena.
InfraGard Northern Ohio Chapter
InfraGard is a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) program that began in the Cleveland Field Office in 1996. It was a local effort to gain support from the information technology industry and academia for the FBI’s investigative efforts in the cyber arena. The program expanded to other FBI Field Offices, and in 1998 the FBI assigned national program responsibility for InfraGard to the former National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) and to the Cyber Division in 2003. InfraGard and the FBI have developed a relationship of trust and credibility in the exchange of information concerning various terrorism, intelligence, criminal, and security matters.
The Northern Ohio Information Technology Roundtable provides a forum for the exchange of information covering a broad and diverse range of Information Technology (IT) topics. NOITR members constitute a diverse cross-section of manufacturing and critical infrastructure industries, government agencies, academic institutions, and enforcement bureaus within Northern Ohio.
Cleveland is also host for two security related conferences: