South Florida InfoSec Organizations and Events

Monday, July 6, 2009

I know I have been MIA the last month or so as far as my blog, however I have been making the initial steps into my Information Security career. Apart from studying for and passing certain certifications last month (Cisco Certified Design Associate and Security Solutions for System Engineers) and now studying for GIAC GSEC, I have been actively searching for an joining local Information Security organizations. I believe becoming involved in the local community as well as the online community is essential for any career. Looking around for local InfoSec communities I did not find a single source for South Florida InfoSec Organizations. So for my first post in over a month I will attempt to provide most of the South Florida Information Security Organizations along with their sites. Here we go:

South Florida ISSA
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.

Next Event: July 16, 2009 3:30PM-5:30PM
Speaker: SA Jeff Luders, FBI
Topic: So you've been hacked - investigation computer intrusions
Speaker: Kevin Noble, CISSP, GSEC
Topic: Malware Analysis Part 2

Carl DeSantis Building, Main Davie Campus
1st Floor - Room 1124
3301 College Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
Phone: 800-541-NOVA (6682)

South Florida InfraGard
InfraGard is a national information sharing program between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the private sector. There is no monetary cost to join yet its benefits to government and private industry are great.

Miami - Ft. Lauderdale OSWASP
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to develop, purchase, and maintain applications that can be trusted. All of the OWASP tools, documents, forums, and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security. We advocate approaching application security as a people, process, and technology problem because the most effective approaches to application security include improvements in all of these areas.

Hack Miami
Special Interest Group that meets every other Saturday at FIU South Campus. They cover various topics including electronics, programming, ham radio, linux, networking, alternative energy and more.

Next Event: July 11, 2009 1:00PM
Topic: Introduction to Web Application & Network Penetration Testing by Alex

Hacker Halted USA 2009 Conference
Presented by EC-Council, the objective of the global series of Hacker Halted conferences is to raise international awareness towards increased education and ethics in IT Security.
September 20 - 25, 2009 at Hilton Miami Downtown

If I am missing any South Florida InfoSec Organizations or Events please comment so I may add to the list and look into.

Till Next Time,
Jorge Orchilles


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