NOLASec is a collective of researchers, professionals, students, and hobbyists in the Computer Security and Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) space. Our purpose is to bring together members of all IT-related fields for a monthly meeting where a rotating list of speakers present on interesting topics in information security and members can then network in an informal environment. There is no membership process and there are no dues (but donations are always welcome).
We generally have 2 speakers per monthly meeting using the "fire talks" format where speakers present for about 20 minutes each. After, we all hang out and attendees can ask the speakers questions as well as meet the other attendees. We have attracted a wide range of talks from high-level to highly-technical from some of the area's top information security experts. Our growth is based largely on word of mouth so feel free to invite anyone who you think may enjoy the events. Also, we are always looking for new speakers to keep things fresh every month, so have your ideas ready!