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.
Touted as America’s Most Interesting City, New Orleans has a vibrant and easy-going culture that not even Hurricane Katrina has dampened. Its mix of cultures makes it an ideal place for security professionals to relax and mingle. Here are some of the local professional groups you can see in the city.
- ISACA Greater New Orleans Chapter – This chapter meets every second Thursday of the month with the next one slated on October 14. Contact them through here.
- InfraGard New Orleans – As security risk grows the InfraGard program is becoming one of the FBI’s front-line of defense. Apply here but take note that you might need to be screened.
- AITP New Orleans Chapter – Meetings of this local IT group are the same as above, every second Thursday of the month.
There is also a local meeting in the area you can go to.
- DC504 / New Orleans 2600 – Meetings for this 2600 group are every first Friday at Z’otz Coffee House uptown. There’s an email list and a forum where you can get more details.
A hackerspace is also available to those who like to do something beyond typing code.
- Gumbo Labs – This group meets every Tuesday at Banks Street. It has a lot going on between forums, a mailing list, a Facebook Group and a Twitter feed.
If we missed anything or you want your group to be added to the list, feel free to comment below.