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OWASP is a non-profit professional association that regularly meets to discuss the top issues in web application security. OWASP Foundation (Overview Slides) 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.
ISACA also has a presence in Omaha. There is a schedule of meetings and trainings and a catalogue of past presentations worth looking at. Its aim is to sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, conduct regular chapter meetings, and help to further promote and elevate the visibility of the IS audit, control and security profession throughout the region.
CSF Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month. Every November for the last several years NEbraskaCERT, ISACA Omaha & Omaha-OWASP have hosted a joint meeting which is a Security Panel Q & A. These are always a fun way to finish out the year and are a great chance to see some people we don’t very often.
At its most basic level, InfraGard is a cooperative undertaking between the U.S. Government (led by the FBI) and an association of businesses, academic institutions, Nebraska and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to increasing the security of United Nebraskas critical infrastructures. InfraGard is an information sharing and analysis effort serving the interests and combining the knowledge base of a wide range of members. At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, Nebraska and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United Nebraskas. InfraGard Chapters are geographically linked with FBI Field Office territories. Each InfraGard Chapter has an FBI Special Agent Coordinator assigned to it, and the FBI Coordinator works closely with Supervisory Special Agent Program Managers in the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
It is the mission of AITP to provide superior leadership and education in Information Technology. AITP is dedicated to using the synergy of Information Technology partnerships to provide education and benefits to our members and to working with the industry to assist in the overall promotion and direction of Information Technology. AITP is the professional association comprised of career minded individuals who seek to expand their potential — employers, employees, managers, programmers, and many others. The organization seeks to provide avenues for all their members to be teachers as well as students and to make contacts with other members in the Information Systems field, all in an effort to become more marketable in rapidly changing, technological careers.
2600 Meetings exist as a forum for all interested in technology to meet and talk about events in technology-land, learn, and teach. Meetings are open to anyone of any age or level of expertise. Omaha 2600 meets the first Friday of the month at 7:00 PM Central near the south end of the Food Court at the Westroads Mall. Variety of topics including telecommunications systems, wireless networking, virtualization, lock picking, and social engineering are covered.
If you like to make stuff, this is the place to be. Meetings are every Tuesday at the Peter Kiewit Institute. The Omaha Maker Group exists to facilitate a place where people can explore Technology, Science and Art. We operate a community workshop in Omaha, Nebraska and have bi-weekly meetings where people can collaborate, share resources, create, and learn together.
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.