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.
Disneyland! Well, what else is there in Orlando beside America’s flagship theme park? Well infosec, of course. While basking in the great Floridan weather, why not join in some local professional groups and activities?
- ISSA Central Florida Chapter – This ISSA chapter is home to chapter members in Orlando and nearby areas. View the meetings archive for more details.
- Central Florida ISACA -Founded in 1983, this chapter hosts 245 members and counting. Check out future events here.
- NAISG Orlando – Surprisingly, this chapter seems to be lacking on details about meetings and such. Mail them for more info
- AITP Central Florida Chapter – This chapter generally meets every third Thursday. Contact them here.
Also, take a look at the local meetings for some not-so-formal groups.
- DC407 – While posts in this group’s blogs are slim, it does meet regularly to an extent. They meet at the Cloudspace HQ.
- Dorkbot Orlando – This group is for the maker in you. Check out the site archives or contact them.
If you handle hardware better, drop by this hackerspace in the area.
- FAMiLab – This is Greater Orlando’s hackerspace. See some of their past projects here. They have a Facebook, LinkedIn and wiki.
Orlando also hosts a lot of great security events.
- SANS – Get your fill of security learning from this annual event. While there is no announcement yet for the next event, stay tuned for the details. SANS also holds SCADA and Process Control events in this same area.
- Infosec World – Watch out for the next Infosec World on April 19 to 21 and get the latest information about threats from new avenues of attack such as through the cloud and via social networks.
- Cloud Security Alliance Congress – This upcoming event focuses on what’s up regarding security and cloud computing. This is happening soon though (Nov. 16) so you better step up to get in.
There might be a few groups and events we missed. If so, feel free to chime in at the comments.