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Its primary purpose is to provide local, quality, and low-cost ed Address: Providence, Rhode Island Description: Its primary purpose is to provide local, quality, and low-cost educational training to our chapter members in the areas of information systems audit, security, governance, and risk. Our objective is to promote the growth and professional development of members of our chapter and the community and to encourage the attainment and retention of ISACA certifications. With more than 115,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA helps business and IT leaders build trust in, and value from, information and information systems. Established in 1969, ISACA is the trusted source of knowledge, standards, networking, and career development for information systems audit, assurance, security, risk, privacy and governance professionals. ISACA offers the Cybersecurity Nexus, a comprehensive set of resources for cybersecurity professionals, and COBIT, a business framework that helps enterprises govern and manage their information and technology. ISACA also advances and validates business-critical skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Security Manager, Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control credentials. The association has more than 200 chapters worldwide.
The Rhode Island area is associated with the Boston InfraGard group. InfraGard is a United Rhode Islands government (FBI) and private sector alliance. InfraGard Boston was developed by the Boston FBI office in 1998 to promote protection of critical information systems. InfraGard provides formal and informal channels for the exchange of information about infrastructure threats and vulnerabilities. The purpose of the synergistic exchange is to allow members to better protect themselves and their corporate interests while enhancing the ability of the United Rhode Islands government to provide national security.
This DefCon group meets every first Wednesday at AS220. They are fine crew that holds QuahogCon every year. DC401 is the local Defcon Group for Rhode Island. DC401 is a gathering for folks interested in the alternate applications of modern technology, referred to properly as ‘hacking’. DC401 is not intended to compete with any other computer group, such as Providence Geeks, 2600 or Linux User Groups, but rather to provide yet another gathering place for the discussion of technology and security topics. DC401 meetings are open to anyone, regardless of their skill, age, job, gender, etc. DC401 is here to help you learn new things, meet new people, mentor others in areas you may be strong in, and provide some cohesion within the hacker culture and it’s members.
A group that likes to kick it and well, be geeky. Geek dinners are held every third Wednesday at AS220. Get in touch if you want in. The goal of Providence Geeks is to help Rhode Island’s digital innovators connect, collaborate, and ultimately make the Providence-Rhode Island and its geeks info-technology leaders.
If you’re interested in computer security, electronic gadgetry, communications, internet censorship, online privacy, and just technology exploration in general, you’re invited to join at the monthly meetings. 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.