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.
This town is at the base of the Rockies and is home to many world-class athletes. It also has many military installations within it, including the USAF Academy, which makes it very relevant to the security community. Here are some local professional groups based in this city.
- ISSA Colorado Springs – Just in time, the next luncheon for this group is on Januray 19th. Try contacting them for more details.
- ISACA Denver Chapter – I know, it’s way up north but hey, we’re friends with Denver, right? Meetings are every fourth Thursday (which makes the next one on the 27th). With 500 members strong, this is one of the largest chapters in the region. Follow them in Twitter or connect through LinkedIn.
- AITP South Colorado Chapter – This organization of IT professionals meets every second Thursday. RSVP here.
If the tie isn’t your style, a local meeting might be more your flavor.
- CSHA – Meetings for this group are on the second Friday of the month at Tomah Drive. Don’t believe me? Join the mailing list to check yourself.
- DC303 – Another one up in Denver. Meets are every 3rd Friday at the Denhac space for this DefCon group.
Hackerspaces are also available for those who want more finger work to keep them busy.
- Zero1 Nation – This space started out as the BlogHouse Project but eventually morphed to what it is now. Check out the link above for more info.
- GrendelVan – I think this is the first mobile hackerspace around. The gang meets Tuesdays at Grand River Apartments. Hit up the link to grab more info about the group.
While no events were held in Colorado Springs, there were a couple of security events up in Denver.
- BSides Denver – Hopefully BSides comes around again to town. In any case, wait for a new one that might come out in the middle of the year for some Mile High security.
- EnergySec – Another event that happened last year was EnergySec, which focused on security threats against the power infrastructure and related services of the nation.
There might be a few groups we missed. If so, feel free to chime in at the comments.