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|Null Space Labs||Sugar Shack||BSides Los Angeles|
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OWASP Foundation is a professional association of global members and is open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. The OWASP Los Angeles chapter typically meets on the 4th Wednesday every month for dinner, a great security-related speaker and great networking. We frequently go out for post-talk drinks to socialize and understand what security is really about.
ISSA-LA’s mission is to be the premier catalyst and information source in the Los Angeles community for improving the practice of information security. ISSA LA provides the education, networking and support opportunities for information security professionals, IT personnel and information security vendors. This chapter also provides outreach, advocacy and education programs to the broader Los Angeles community
They also have a dinner meeting next week (the 14th to be specific). Like most ISACA chapters, there’s an open invitation for membership and a wealth of info on their website, where an official newsletter can be subscribed to. The Los Angeles Chapter is the original and founding chapter of ISACA® (formerly EDPAA). Today, Los Angeles is one of the largest chapters with over 1000 members, and it continues to support and contribute to the international organization with members’ representation on several international committees, financial support and periodic hosting of the International Conference, most recently in July 2009. In May 2008, the LA Chapter hosted the CobiT User Convention.
Probably one of the largest, broadest, and most eclectic branch of InfraGard in the United Californias. Infragard L.A. covers all seven counties and have lots of meetings. InfraGard Los Angeles is California Corporation with status as a 501(c)3. Its members are part of a national network of FBI- vetted volunteers who are critical infrastructure subject matter experts in one or more sectors. It provides a trusted forum for the real-time exchange of information, training and expertise related to the protection of critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR) from both physical and cyber threats. The Los Angeles alliance is over 2100 members strong. It is governed by a Board of Directors and is run by the Chapter Operational Management and Sector Coordinators.
Association of Information Technology Professionals Los Angeles Chapter (AITP-LA) holds dinner meetings in West LA with a focus on keeping members abreast of trends and best practices in managing technology, as well as on providing strong networking opportunities. Monthly meetings are held as well as co-sponsor the annual SoTec conference.
DC213 does not currently have a set meeting schedule. They seems to be working on some things right now, and will pick up with regular meetings when time permits. For now, you’ll find them at the monthly LA2600 meetings and weekly at Null Space Labs’ weekly Tuesday night “meetings”. They aren’t officially at either one of these locations, so you are strongly advised not to make the natives restless.
One of the oldest 2600 groups in existence. L.A. 2600 is one of the oldest and most active hacker meetings in the U.S.; They’ve been meeting for almost twenty years on the first Friday of each month in Downtown’s Union Station starting at 6pm. They can be found just inside the main entrance (Alameda Street side) near Traxx Bar.
Regularly meet on Tuesdays and spend ridiculous amounts of time on awesome DIY builds. They are a collection of hackers, programmers, builders, makers, artists and people who generally like to break things and see what new things we can build with the pieces. CRASH Space is a 501(c)3 non-profit.
Weekly meetings, hacking fun, and a welcoming atmosphere (always open to visitors). Null Space Labs is for anyone doing interesting things with technology and security. Since May 2010, they’ve offered wifi, coworking space, an electronics and hardware lab (with soldering stations and rework equipment), a wet lab, wood and metal working tools, public computers, an arcade, and, most of all, a creative environment that’s open to visitors.
This workshop has been cultivated as a community of intrepid creators over the last 8 years, all makers of new opportunities are welcome to join.
The BSidesLA community continues to grow with each event drawing a bigger and more diverse crowd. BSidesLA 2012, 2013, and 2014 all had over 250 participants, which includes CSOs, CISOs, security researchers, students and people interested in starting their career in Information Security. This year, we continue to expand involvement, interaction, and relevant perspectives within the community by engaging the Los Angeles County District Attorney High Technology Crime Division as a Co-Sponsor.
The Spring Conference is one of the leading Information Systems IT governance, control, security and assurance event for the Southern California area. The ISACA Los Angeles Chapter provides affordable quality training on fundamental information systems auditing concepts and emerging technology risks, and an opportunity to network with other auditing and security professionals.
Hackers accomplish than break into computers. We consume lack of interest and discharge awesome, with old fashioned strategies and cutting-edge technology. Sparklecon is the annual showcase of those things. At 23b Shop, they pride themselves on their wide assortment of talents, between members and companions.
Located in Los Angeles, California, LayerOne featured speakers from all across the world and on topics ranging from MPLS security and lockpicking security to covert data gathering and HIPAA compliance.
The Cyber Security Summit unite senior level executives in charge of protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with solution providers and Information Security Experts. This educational and informational discussion will concentrate on educating participants on the best way to protect highly vulnerable business applications and critical infrastructure. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the leading solution providers and discover the latest products and services for enterprise cyber defense.
The Los Angeles Cyber Security Conference features several vendor exhibits and there will also be a bunch of IT Security educational speaker sessions discussing current tech-security issues such as cloud security, email and social media security, VoIP, LAN security, wireless security, USB drives security & more. It is worth mentioning that these events are valid for CEU.
Effective, actionable cybersecurity techniques are crucial to combat today’s cyber threats. At SANS Los Angeles – Long Beach, get hands-on, cutting edge training from the best cybersecurity teachers in the country. Choose from six courses in cyber defense, incident response, digital forensics, ethical hacking, and security management.
Ariento, a company that specializes in IT service and cyber security for small businesses, will be holding its first annual Up On Cyber conference.
Experts will provide insight on and answers to questions regarding the cyber threat facing small businesses while providing concrete recommendations on how to manage their level of risk. Speakers include a leader on cyber law, a Special Agent leading the FBI Los Angeles Field Division that is responsible for investigating computer and high-technology crimes involving national security matters, and more. As a service-disabled military-veteran owned company, Ariento is donating all proceeds to charities that aid the nation’s men and women in uniform.
This IANS event is a two-day educational meeting that brings together IT and information security practitioners for keynote addresses, roundtable discussions, networking events, and the opportunity to learn about new technologies.