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 project.
This week, we look at the infosec scene in the busiest city in the world, NYC. Here are some of the local professional groups based in Gotham.
- OWASP NY/NJ Chapter – The local chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project is a 100% volunteer group that is free for anyone to join (RSVPing might be required though). This local group features support from both local university advisors and law enforcement units. One presentation of note that came from this chapter is Pentesting Adobe Flex Applications. Join their mailing list here.
- ISSA, New York Metro – A non-profit security group that offers certification support, organizes chapter meetings and creates leadership opportunities for infosec professionals. Memberships include attendance to sponsored programs, the potential to earn at least 27 CPEs per year and valuable networking opportunities. Presentations are also welcome and two recent ones are Three Critical Factors for PCI Assessment and PCI Compliance and the Cloud. You can browse their other past presentations here.
- ISACA – New York Metro – With over 2,400 members, this ISACA chapter provides world-class training, networking events and certification opportunities for its members.
- IT Security Suite Network, New York Metro – A Microsoft Partner Network group that meets every second Thursday at the Microsoft NYC Office.
- NYC InfraGard – An NYC-based public-private initiative of the FBI to safeguard and promote information security.
And here are some local meetings that you might want to attend. These are mostly unstructured and held at a public venue.
- NYC2600 – A local group that meets monthly every first Friday of the month at the Citigroup Center. This is one of the groups in the 2600 magazine’s worldwide informal group network.
- NYSec – From the site: “An informal meetup of information security professionals in New York.” Meetings are every third tuesday of the month at 41 1st Ave. Dino Dai Zovi and Alex Sotirov are the contacts for this group.
- NYC4SEC – Their March Madness Roundtable is on Wednesday. Open the link for the all-important details.