Atlanta Information Security Resources


Organizations


DC404
Description: The midtown Atlanta Chapter of DEFCON
Meetings: The third Saturday of every month
URL: https://dc404.org/
Email List: https://dc404.org/lists/
Facebook: @dc404
Twitter: @dc404
IRC Channel: #dc404 on chat.freenode.net
Web IRC: https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23dc404
LinkedIn Group: DC404
Parent Org. URL: https://www.defcon.org/
Wikipedia Article: DEF CON

DC770
Description: The North West Atlanta Chapter of DEFCON
Meetings: The first Tuesday of every month
URL: https://dc770.org/
Email List: https://dc404.org/lists/
DC770 shares the DC404 email list
IRC Channel: #dc770 on chat.freenode.net
Web IRC: https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23dc770
Parent Org. URL: https://www.defcon.org/
Wikipedia Article: DEF CON

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: The first Friday of each Month
URL: http://atl2600.org/
Email List: http://se2600.org/mailman/listinfo/404
Twitter: @atl2600
IRC Channel: #atl2600 on chat.freenode.net
Web IRC: https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23atl2600
Parent Org. URL: http://www.2600.com/
Wikipedia Article: 2600: The Hacker Quarterly

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

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/
LinkedIn Group: ISSA - Metro-Atlanta Chapter
Parent Org. URL: https://www.issa.org/
Wikipedia Article: Information Systems Security Association

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/
LinkedIn Group: AITP Atlanta Chapter
Facebook: Association of Information Technology Professionals Atlanta Chapter
Twitter: @AITP_Atlanta
Parent Org. URL: https://www.aitp.org/
Wikipedia Article: Association of Information Technology Professionals

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: https://infragardatlanta.org/
Email List: Must be a member to access email list
LinkedIn Group: Infragard - Atlanta
Parent Org. URL: https://www.infragard.org/
Wikipedia Article: InfraGard

ISACA
Description: The Atlanta Chapter of the ISACA primary objective is the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems.
Meetings: Once a month
URL: http://www.isaca-atlanta.org/
Twitter: @ISACAATL
Parent Org. URL: https://www.isaca.org/
Wikipedia Article: ISACA

Georgia Tech Institute for Information Security & Privacy Lecture Series
Description: The Georgia Tech Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP) connects government, industry and academia to solve the grand challenges of cybersecurity. As a coordinating body for 12 labs and centers dedicated to academic and solution-oriented applied research, the IISP leverages intellectual capital from across Georgia Tech and external partners to address vital solutions for national defense, economic continuity, and individual freedom. The Cybersecurity Lecture Series at Georgia Tech is a free, one-hour lecture from a thought leader who is advancing the field of information security and privacy. Invited speakers include executives and researchers from Fortune 500 companies, federal intelligence agencies, start-ups and incubators, as well as Georgia Tech faculty and students presenting their research. Lectures are open to all -- students, faculty, industry, government, or simply the curious.
Meetings: Weekly during semesters
URL: https://cyber.gatech.edu/cyber-lecture
Email List: https://mailman.cc.gatech.edu/mailman/listinfo/security-seminar
Twitter: @GaTechCyber
Parent Org. URL: https://cyber.gatech.edu/

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: https://asdfed.com/atlanta
Parent Org. URL: https://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.asisatl.org/
LinkedIn Group: ASIS International
Parent Org. URL: https://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/
Parent Org. URL: http://gappionline.org/

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: https://bsidesatl.org/
Twitter: @bsidesatl
Parent Org. URL: http://www.securitybsides.com/

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: https://www.secureworldexpo.com/events
Facebook: Secure World Expo - Atlanta
Parent Org. URL: https://www.secureworldexpo.com/

Conference on Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice (CCERP)
Description: The The Kennesaw State University Conference on Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice (CCERP) is hosted by the KSU Center for Information Security Education. CCERP is one of the first major forums for the presentation of pedagogical experience, research findings and industry best practices to support the development and conduct of Information Security curriculum in higher education in the Southeast.
URL: http://coles.kennesaw.edu/cise/ccerp/
Parent Org. URL: http://coles.kennesaw.edu/cise/

Electronic Frontiers Forums at Dragon Con
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: https://www.efforums.net/
Facebook: @EFForums
Twitter: @efforums
Parent Org. URL: http://www.dragoncon.org/

GAISSA Conference
Description: The GAISSA Conference is hosted by the Atlanta Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).
URL: http://www.gaissa.org/gaissa_conference.html
Parent Org. URL: http://www.issa.org/

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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