Atlanta Information Security Resources


Organizations


GAISSA
Description: The Atlanta Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is an international organization of information security professionals.
Meetings: Once a month
URL: http://www.gaissa.org/
Email List: None
LinkedIn Group: ISSA - Metro-Atlanta Chapter
Facebook: None
Twitter: None
Parent Org. URL: https://www.issa.org/
Wikipedia Article: Information Systems Security Association

OWASP
Description: The Atlanta Chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Their focus is web application security.
Meetings: Once a month
URL: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Atlanta_Georgia
Email List: http://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-atlanta
LinkedIn Group: OWASP Atlanta Chapter
Facebook: OWASP
Twitter: @versprite
Parent Org. URL: http://www.owasp.org/
Wikipedia Article: OWASP

AITP
Description: The Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) mission is to serve its members by delivering relevant technology and leadership education, research and information on current business and technology issues, and forums for networking and collaboration.
Meetings: Monthly
URL: http://www.aitpatlanta.org/
Email List: None
LinkedIn Group: Association of Information Technology Atlanta Chapter
Facebook: Association of Information Technology Professionals
Twitter: None
RSS: Atlanta Chapter AITP
Parent Org. URL: http://www.aitp.org/
Wikipedia Article: Association of Information Technology Professionals

DC404
Description: The Atlanta Chapter of DEFCON has more speakers at DEFCON every year than any other chapter. They test out most if not all the talks at the DC404 meetings and have an active chat list.
Meetings: Once a month
URL: http://dc404.kaos.to/
Email List: http://lists.kaos.to/listinfo.cgi/dc404-chat-kaos.to
LinkedIn Group: DC404
Parent Org. URL: http://www.defcon.org/
Wikipedia Article: DEF CON

InfraGard
Description: The Atlanta Chapter of InfraGard is a partnership of businesses, the FBI, educational entities and the National Infrastructure Protection Center. This alliance is designed to protect IT systems from hacker attacks and other intrusions by providing a network for sharing information, anonymously, about attacks and how to protect against them.
Meetings: Once a quarter
URL: http://infragardatlanta.org/
Email List: Must be a member to access email list
LinkedIn Group: Infragard - Atlanta
Parent Org. URL: http://www.infragard.net/
Wikipedia Article: InfraGard

NAISG
Description: The Atlanta Chapter of the National Information Security Group (NAISG) provides and coordinates security-focused meetings, demonstrations and seminars; as well as an online communications forum with a global audience.
Meetings: Once a month
URL: http://atlanta.naisg.org/
Email List: http://atlanta.naisg.org/membership.asp
LinkedIn Group: NAISG Atlanta Chapter
Parent Org. URL: http://www.naisg.org/
Wikipedia Article: None

ISACA
Description: The Atlanta Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)'s primary objective is to promote the education of the governance, control, and application of Information Systems and technology.
Meetings: Once a month
URL: http://www.isaca-atlanta.org/
Email List: None
LinkedIn Group: ISACA Professionals
Parent Org. URL: https://www.isaca.org/
Wikipedia Article: Information Systems Audit and Control Association

IISFA
Description: The Atlanta Chapter of the International Information Systems Forensics Association (IISFA)'s mission is to promote the discipline of Information Forensics. The IISFA is tailored for corporations and the private sector to better understand the value, process and capabilities of Information Forensics in business operations.
Meetings: Once a month
URL: http://www.atlanta-iisfa.org/
Email List: None
LinkedIn Group: None
Parent Org. URL: http://www.iisfa.org/
Wikipedia Article: None

GTISC Security Seminars
Description: The Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) has twice been designated as a Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency.
Meetings: Weekly during semesters
URL: http://www.gtisc.gatech.edu/seminars.html
Email List: https://mailman.cc.gatech.edu/mailman/listinfo/security-seminar
LinkedIn Group: None
Twitter: GTISC Events
RSS: GTISC Updates
Parent Org. URL: http://www.gtisc.gatech.edu/
Wikipedia Article: Georgia Tech Information Security Center

HTCIA
Description: The Atlanta Chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) encourages, promotes, and facilitates the interchange of data, experience, ideas, and methodologies relating to investigations and security in advanced technologies.
Meetings: Monthly
URL: http://www.atlhtcia.org/
Email List: None
LinkedIn Group: HTCIA - Atlanta Chapter
Parent Org. URL: http://www.htcia.org/
Wikipedia Article: High Technology Crime Investigation Association

ASDFED
Description: The Atlanta Chapter of American Society of Digital Forensics & eDiscovery (ASDFED) is dedicated to the identification, creation, and distribution of best practices regarding the processing of electronic information within the civil and criminal judiciary.
Meetings: Monthly
URL: http://asdfed.com/atlanta
Email List: None
LinkedIn Group: Atlanta Chapter - a subgroup of American Society of Digital Forensics & eDiscovery
Parent Org. URL: http://asdfed.com/
Wikipedia Article: American Society of Digital Forensics & eDiscovery

ASIS
Description: The Atlanta Chapter of the ASIS International (ASIS) disseminates information and educational materials to enhance security knowledge, practice and performance.
Meetings: Monthly
URL: http://www.asisatlanta.org/
Email List: None
LinkedIn Group: ASIS International
Facebook: ASIS International
Twitter: None
RSS: None
Parent Org. URL: http://www.asisonline.org/
Wikipedia Article: ASIS International

GAPPI
Description: The Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators (GAPPI) was created to educate members, enforce code of ethics, and to establish mutual feelings of trust and friendships among its members and other investigative agencies throughout Georgia and the United States of America.
Meetings: Monthly
URL: http://gappionline.org/
Email List: None
LinkedIn Group: None
Facebook: None
Twitter: None
Parent Org. URL: http://gappionline.org/
Wikipedia Article: None

Atlanta SE2600
Description: The Atlanta Chapter of 2600 is a forum for all interested in technology to meet and talk about events in technology-land, learn, and teach.
Meetings: Monthly
URL: http://404.se2600.org/
Email List: http://404.se2600.org/cgi-bin/connect.pl
LinkedIn Group: None
Parent Org. URL: http://www.2600.com/
Wikipedia Article: 2600: The Hacker Quarterly

Conferences and Trade Shows


Bsides Atlanta
Description: The Atlanta BSides Conference is a community driven BSides event. An eclectic gathering of infosec people to hear awesome talks and have outrageously fun discussions! Our mission is to provide an inclusive, open environment for the sharing and collaborative discourse on topics that most interest you.
URL: http://www.securitybsides.com/BSidesAtlanta
Email List: None
LinkedIn Group: None
Parent Org. URL: http://www.securitybsides.com/
Wikipedia Article: None

SecureWorld Expo - Atlanta
Description: The Atlanta SecureWorld Expo brings together the security leaders, experts, senior executives, and policy makers who are shaping the very face of security. SecureWorld is at the intersection of Information Security, Physical Security, Compliance, IT Audit, Computer Forensics, Enterprise Risk Management, Business Continuity and Security Management.
URL: http://www.secureworldexpo.com/events/index.php?id=281
Email List: None
LinkedIn Group: SecureWorld Expo
Facebook: Secure World Expo - Atlanta
Twitter: AtlantaSWE
Parent Org. URL: http://secureworldexpo.com
Wikipedia Article: None

InfoSecCD
Description: The Kennesaw State University Information Security Curriculum Development Conference (InfoSecCD) is hosted by the KSU Center for Information Security Education which is a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. InfoSecCD is one of the first major forums for the presentation of research and pedagogical experience on the issues associated with the development and conduct of Information Security curriculum in higher education in the Southeast. The mission of the conference is to share novel instructional methods and techniques, pedagogical research findings, curriculum models and methods, and to identify new directions for future research and development work in Information Security education.
URL: http://infosec.kennesaw.edu/InfoSecCD/
Email List: http://infosec.kennesaw.edu/InfoSecCD/
LinkedIn Group: None
Facebook: None
Twitter: None
RSS: None
Parent Org. URL: http://infosec.kennesaw.edu/
Wikipedia Article: Kennesaw State University

SEIC
Description: The Southeast Investigators Conference (SEIC) is the primary education conference for the Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators (GAPPI). The conferences attract top speakers to address the important issues facing you as an investigator while also providing an accepted method of achieving the mandated continuing education requirements of the State Licensing Board.
URL: http://gappionline.org/
Email List: None
LinkedIn Group: None
Facebook: None
Twitter: None
Parent Org. URL: http://gappionline.org/
Wikipedia Article: None

Outerz0ne
Description: The Outerz0ne conference is similar to SummerCon but more organized. Some of the talks are also given at BlackHat and Defcon. Not all the talks are about InfoSec.
URL: http://www.outerz0ne.org/
Email List: None
LinkedIn Group: None
Facebook: None
Twitter: None
Parent Org. URL: http://www.outerz0ne.org/
Wikipedia Article: None

Electronic Frontiers Forums at DragonCon
Description: The Electronic Frontiers Forums is one of a series of lectures and panels (tracks) presented at Dragon*Con. Originally inspired by the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference, Electronic Frontiers Forums has taken on a life of its own by bringing some of the best technical and legal minds together to hash out the future and have a little fun along the way. The Electronic Frontiers Forums covers your rights on the Internet and the latest trends in online media. Topics include online privacy, security, freedom of expression, intellectual property, online activism, social networking, online publishing, and multi-player gaming.
URL: http://www.efforums.net/
Email List: None
LinkedIn Group: None
Facebook: None
Twitter: @efforums
Parent Org. URL: http://www.dragoncon.org/
Wikipedia Article: Dragon Con

PhreakNIC
Description: PhreakNIC is held in Nashville, TN. (4 hours from Atlanta). PhreakNIC is organized by the Nashville 2600 Organization and the Nashville Linux Users Group. There are technical presentations, cultural exhibits and panels, as well as plenty of socializing.
URL: http://www.phreaknic.info/
Email List: None
LinkedIn Group: PhreakNIC
Facebook: PhreakNIC
Twitter: @phreaknic
Parent Org. URL: http://www.phreaknic.info/
Wikipedia Article: PhreakNIC

ISSA International Conference
Description: The ISSA International Conference is hosted by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).
URL: http://www.issa.org/conf/
Email List: None
LinkedIn Group: ISSA - Metro-Atlanta Chapter
Facebook: None
Twitter: None
Parent Org. URL: http://www.issa.org/
Wikipedia Article: Information Systems Security Association

Wikipedia - Computer Security Conferences

Comments, questions, or corrections?

Keith R. Watson
Information Security Manager
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0280

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