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.
Rhode Island and the city of Providence are favorite vacation spots for many in the East Coast. If you are one of the lucky ones who call it home and are interested in sharing security insights (or listening to them), take a look at some of the local professional groups here.
- ISACA – Rhode Island Chapter – This chapter has a PCI DSS webcast coming up in December 9 so you might be interested in that. You can peruse info about them through their newsletters and events page.
- InfraGard Boston – The Rhode Island area is associated with the Boston InfraGard group.
If just want to get down to business, there are some local meetings here as well.
- DC401 – This DefCon group meets every first Wednesday at AS220. They are fine crew that holds QuahogCon every year. Interested parties would do well to be part of their mailing list.
- Providence Geeks – A group that likes to kick it and well, be geeky. Geek dinners are held every third Wednesday at AS220. Get in touch if you want in.
- Providence 2600 – The main site is still nonfunctional but you can contact them for more info.
If soldering, stripping and making is your thing, there is also a hackerspace that will take care of you here.
- AS220 – Known as the host for the meetings of many other geek groups. Check out their calendar, courses and blog.
Even for a small city-state, Rhode Island also has a security event to call its own.
- QuahogCon – Reserve the dates: April 29 to May 1, cause QuahogCon is coming at you! This conference features two tracks, one for infosec material and another for hardware hacking. Register now and you might still get a chance to grab a cool badge for the con.
There might be a few groups and events we missed. If so, feel free to chime in at the comments.