Monday, March 30, 2015

Upcoming Information Security Events (& Organizations) in the South Florida area

As an information security professional, it's important to stay up on the latest trends.  One great way of doing so is to attend conference and meetings and learn from your peers thru the presentations, panel discussions and just networking and chatting.

Here in the South Florida area (Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beaches) there are several opportunities for such, but sadly, too many don't take advantage of them.  Here are some to keep in mind for the coming year.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

HackMiami 2015 Conference

This May, HackMiami will be having their 2015 conference, their third, again in Miami Beach.

I've been to each one, and I will be presenting at this year's conference.  Each conference has gotten better, so even if I wasn't presenting I'd look forward to it.

If you are in the South Florida area, you should try to attend.  This is a great conference, and while more "hackerish", it's one that anyone involved with InfoSecurity should check out.

I'll publish a report on the conference afterwards.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

BSides Orlando 2015

In a few short weeks BSides Orlando 2015 will kick off.

This is the third year of this event, and my second time attending.  I will also be presenting on Sunday.  This year the venue is changing to the University of Central Florida.  I hope this will be a good thing.

So far we have 3 BSides Conferences in Florida: Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville.  I'd love to see one get going here in South Florida.  Any interest???

Friday, March 27, 2015

2015 SFISSA Biennial Security Conference

On March 20, 2015, the South Florida Chapter of the Information System Security Association (ISSA) had our biennial Security Conference.

Each time we do these conferences, we try to have a theme.  The one I had come up with was regarding Cloud Security, as that seems to be a big concern.  So I called it "Pirates in the Cloud: Security Issues, Threats, and Trends in Cloud Computing".  We encouraged people to submit proposed that tied into that, and would fall into one of 3 broad categories: technical, management, law/compliance.

With a sort of "Air Pirates" idea, we developed some interesting name badges and plaques.  I wanted to get away from the standard conference stuff.