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.
The Sooner State is known for its violent tornadoes, American Indian culture and cowboy heritage. Oklahoma City is also home to many an infosec professional. Here are a few local professional groups in the area.
- ISSA Oklahoma City – This is the local chapter of ISSA. You can read their blog or view the calendar of events.
- ISACA Central Oklahoma Chapter – Founded 30 years ago, this 75 person strong chapter aims “to provide our chapter members with opportunities for education, resource sharing, advocacy, and professional networking…” Get more info through their past newsletters.
- Oklahoma Infragard – If you want to work with law enforcement, this chapter meets every first Wednesday. Browse through past goings on and roll through the events calendar.
- AITP Oklahoma City – For those who are in IT, you can join this chapter of AITP. They meet every third Tuesday, all you need is an RSVP.
If that’s not your thing, maybe you want some old-fashioned local meetings to mingle in.
- DC405 – Established in 2007, this DefCon group meets every third Friday at the OKCCoCo. Access past presentations and forums here.
- OKC2600 – The local chapter of Oklahoma City’s 2600 is a forum. Meetings are every first Friday at Cafe Bella and these are open to everyone. To prove how wacky they are, last meeting’s agenda was about piglets.
Sadly, there seems to be no hackerspaces but there is one coworking space
- OKCCoCo – This is a coworking collaborative in Midtown. It’s open for both big conferences and small meetings. Many local professional go here to meet (like DC405).
No security events here but if we missed anything, feel free to sound off in the comments below.