Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Almost Famous

Thomas Ptacek from Matasano has given us some free press. I have posted our first meeting date back to the Matasano blog (Oct 11th @ 6:30)

Stephen Moore in Indianapolis is starting IndySec, a CitySec gathering for the (317) area code. He hasn’t posted a date yet, but we’ll update you once we know more.

Indy is only 3 hours from Chicago, so if you can’t wait, ChiSec 7 is fast approaching! We’re still discussing informal speaking slots, and we’ve settled on the November meetup for our first “talky” ChiSec.

Indy is only 3 hours from Boston (by airplane), so if you can’t get enough of this stuff, BeanSec 2 is Wednesday the 27th.

For those of you keeping score at home, CitySec currently includes:

  • ChiSec in Chicago

  • NYSec in Manhattan

  • SeaSec in Seattle (Adam, get SeaSec 2 online. Now!)

  • BeanSec in Boston

  • NoVASec in DC/Balmer/Columbia/Etc.

  • IndySec in Indianapolis (TBD)

Monday, September 25, 2006

meeting tonight! 9/25

Not really "official", but I wanted some administrative to think about possible speaking topics and other ideas for the club. Stop by and give your feedback.

Panera Bread
8300 E 96th St
Fishers, IN 46037

@ 6:30 PM - ?

Saturday, September 16, 2006

First IndySec Meeting: October 11th

Ok nerds, it's time to mingle. Join IndySec at the 96th street Panera Bread on October 11th at 6:30 PM.

8300 E 96th St
Fishers, IN 46037
@ 6:30 PM

A less formal gathering will be held on September 25th, same nerd time and same nerd location.

I am also working on a tech book trade. I have some well worn, but still usable security, sysadmin and cert prep books. I will get a list out ... either we trade or donate.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

First Meeting

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Feel free to pass the word around about our group.

How does October 11th sound for our first meeting? Maybe 6:00 PM?

I am also open to a more informal meeting (is that possible?) the week of September 25th when I get back from SANS Chicago (GSEC).

Please comment on date / time and let me know if anything in particular interests you. For starters, I will be ready to give a candid overview of my SANS training.

Email me directly if you have any questions.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Meeting Location

Should we choose, we have a home.

By random occurrence, I was able to meet the General Manager of the 96th street Panera Bread. His name was Tony and he was very in interested in our group. He was excited to have us and even gave his personal cell phone number in case we might need it to contact him.

IndySec has full permission to meet at his store.

8300 E 96th St
Fishers, IN 46037
(317) 579-1990


Saturday, September 09, 2006

IndySec Formed

I have decided to create IndySec.
IndySec will be an informal, monthly gathering to talk about operational information security and systems administration.

No officers.
No dues.
No minutes.
Everyone is invited. Nerds preferred.
Anyone may present.

I was inspired to create the group after reading about Richard Bejtlich's NoVA Sec and Matasano's ChiSec. If one has ever heard the phrase "Standing on the shoulders of giants", this certainly applies.

From Bernard of Chartres - (wiki) :
We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness on sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size
More information to come ...