What we're about

Burbsec is a collection informal meetups in the Chicagoland area frequented by Information Security enthusiasts, engineers, hackers, geeks, students and professionals. Expect a night of great networking and lubricated conversations! We have NO DUES, NO PRESENTATIONS, NO PUSHY SALESPEOPLE!

• Burbsec Prime: Typically the first Thursday of the month at Level 257 in Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg. A selection of classic and current video games compliments a great food and drink selection. Find the BurbSec Prime group over by the giant PAC-MAN game.

• Burbsec North: Typically the second Thursday of the month at Grandpa's Place in Glenview. Burbsec North offers calm and welcoming gathering in a comforting, intimate space, with great bar food and drinks.

• Burbsec West: Typically the third Thursday of the month at The Pour House in Naperville. It also has stuff, check it out.

• Burbsec East: The last Thursday of the month. Logan Bar & Grill is a classy, clean establishment with attentive waitstaff, huge beer & whiskey list, and excellent food. We have our own section in the back, and the music & ambient volumes never get annoyingly loud. There is a huge patio that is covered during rain and heated in the winter. Don’t worry about being late, people will begin to roll in after work around 6pm and we go until we're done (generally 4 - 5 hours or so as people come and go). We often have a later group that rolls in post-dinner around 8 or 9.

Information Superhighway World Wide Web Presence:

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Check out burbsec.com (http://burbsec.com/) for info on the many aspects of Burbsecness.

Burbsec LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4081253)

Upcoming events (5+)

Burbsec West

Old Town Pour House

Come out to Burbsec West! Marvel at the tiny, handcrafted Burbsec West sign we have (provided we remember to bring it), enjoy a selection of in-house brewed beers and unbelievably healthy food offerings.

BurbSec OpenMIC hosted by Cisco

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Come with your ideas, tools, and/or presentation thoughts to share in an open environment. Hear people's ideas and provide polite suggestions how they can improve. Afterwards, optional drinks at Jefferson Tap & Grill, 325 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661 from when we leave until you decide when to leave. Drink responsibility. RSVP helpful but optional.

Burbsec East

Navigator Taproom

NEW SLACK LINK! https://bit.ly/2OWQX10 Burbsec|East is an informal meetup of Information Security enthusiasts, engineers, hackers, geeks, tweaks and weirdies! Expect a night of great networking and lubricated conversations! The crowd is very chill, about 30-40 strong, with ages skewing in the mid-20's to late-30s. We have NO DUES, NO PRESENTATIONS, NO PUSHY SALESPEOPLE! Navigator Taproom, at the address below. It has over 40 beers on tap, along with many great ciders and wines, all using a self-serve RFID system! Aside from that, they also have a small cocktail bar, and will have food delivered to your table from Serai and Innjoy across the street, with more great restaurants in the works. Information Superhighway World Wide Web Presence: Follow us on Twitter, where we're quite active: @burbseceast Check out http://burbsec.com (http://burbsec.com/) for info on the many aspects of Burbsecness.

Burbsec Prime

Level 257

Come out to Burbsec Prime! Everyone is welcome. We're just like you and you will fit right in. We geek out on infosec, memes, beer, and compliance jokes (among other things). Our skill set ranges from novice to expert and includes paper hat making. There will be someone who you can ask tough questions and get answers as well as be asked tough questions and give answers. Aside from finding like minded people, you will make contacts, friendships, and expand your network of professional connections with genuine people. These are the kind of connections that help you solve that tough problem at work, at home, or in the job market. Don’t worry about being late, people will begin to roll in after work around 6pm and we go until we're done (generally 4 - 5 hours or so as people come and go). We often have a later group that rolls in post-dinner around 8 or 9.

Past events (150)

Burbsec South

Blarney Stone Pub

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