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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. OWASP Foundation is a professional association of global members and is open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. Local chapters are run independently and guided by the Chapter Leader Handbook.
The Minnesota Chapter of ISSA is focused on providing valuable information, resources, and events to our local community. The Minnesota Chapter of ISSA (MN ISSA) serves the Minneapolis / St. Paul twin cities area, greater Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Our membership, over 170 strong and growing, is drawn from the multitude of large corporations, small businesses, government entities and educational institutions in the area. They span all levels of career growth, from students and entry-level to senior management, and cover all industries – finance, medical, government, education, retail, technology, services, and more. This depth of experience and breadth of knowledge provides a dynamic networking environment and a cadre of great individuals to draw from for education, guidance and thought leadership.
This chapter is run by volunteers who are ISACA members nominated through ISACA Annual General Meeting (AGM). ISACA members’ participations in running the chapter are highly encouraged. The aim of this chapter is to sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, conduct regular chapter meetings, and help to further promote and elevate the visibility of the IT governance, IS audit, control and security profession throughout the Minnesota of Minnesota.
InfraGard is a public-private volunteer organization that serves as the critical link that forms a tightly knit working relationship across all levels. The FBI’s InfraGard program provides a vehicle for seamless public-private coordination with government that expedites the timely exchange of information and promotes mutual learning opportunities relevant to CIKR defense.
I like to think of the group having some of it roots in the 2600 culture, only offering everyone a better atmosphere with respect for all, no mater what. DC612 is the Local Twin cities (Minneapolis/Saint Paul Area) Metropolitan Hackers Group spin off from the Defcon conference in Las Vegas, NV.
Twin Cities Maker (TC Maker) is a community group based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Our mission is to make, share, and learn. They opened a maker space/hackerspace for members to build projects using various media and technologies, from wood and metal working to electronics to fabrics and beyond and they call their space the Hack Factory.
There’s lots of cool activities in the itinerary for those wishing to participate. You don’t want to miss this. The Secure360 Conference is the professional conference of choice for comprehensive security and risk management education. Collaboration and education for your entire team. Secure360 focuses on the following key focus areas: governance, risk and compliance, information security, physical security, business continuity management, and professional development.
Data Connectors is a cyber security career-networking event. Most of the events are valid for CEU/ CPD credits – but we’d encourage you to check first.
SANS events offer excellent training by highly experienced cybersecurity professionals. Their training courses have a reputation for being some of the best in the world.