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Founded in 2019, SWFLSec is Southwest Florida’s information security community serving the southwest Florida region consisting of Manatee, Hardee, Highlands, Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry, and Collier Counties. We meet the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM EST unless otherwise notified via our Meetup page. Currently all tech talk meetups are held virtually. We also have a social meetup the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00PM EST which is an informal, physical gathering at a local business. We welcome everyone to attend whether working in information security or not.

The mission of this community is to provide a free, vendor-neutral forum for the expansion and dissemination of industry knowledge through presentations, outreach, and other educational activities; to extend the culture of security awareness in the communities we serve; and enable members to make informed, educated security decisions. SWFLSec is a community where the public and anyone who works, plans to work, or provides a service in the information security area, can come to ask questions, seek advice, talk to other professionals, and keep up with the latest ideas and newest technology.

Please see our web site (https://swflsec.com) for our Code of Conduct and Imposter Syndrome Disclaimer.

Upcoming events (4+)

Guest Speaker: Erich Kron

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We generally review security related happenings, share tips and tricks for configuring that shiny new technology, and chat about various topics such as security, privacy, exploitation, vulnerabilities, pen testing, web app security, CTFs, IoT security, mobile security and anything else members wish to discuss.

Giving an upcoming talk at a security conference? This is your chance to practice! Want to reverse engineer today’s catch? Bring it along. Automate a task recently? Why not share?

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Tech Alliance of SWFL: Artificial Intelligence for Everyone ✨

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THIS EVENT IS HOSTED BY ANOTHER GROUP, Tech Alliance of SWFL:

This month we will have 3 awesome talks about the different aspects of Artificial Intelligence.

TALK 1: Intro to Supervise Learning
In this session we will learn how Data Labeling is used to power AI
Speaker: Yves Firestone, Digital Marketing Strategist at Alegion

TALK 2: AI For Your Business
We will learn from local company Vectra about the use of AI in business applications.
Speaker: Harrison Ambs**,** Chief Strategy Officer at Vectra

TALK 3: Image Creation Demo with MidJourney and DALL-E
We will learn how to create images with text prompts with the 2 most popular tools for image creation.
Speaker: Zarela Graves, Software Engineer at Stitch Fix & SWFL Coders Founder

Python in Cybersecurity: A Review

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We're excited to be cohosting with PyLadies South Florida this month! Please not the meeting date change.

Python in Cybersecurity: A Review
Take a journey with the speaker as he reviews Python use cases in cybersecurity and some books for getting started. The speaker will also demonstrate some simple tools built with Python and how Jupyter notebooks are not just for data science.

Bio
Mike Long has been in a variety of technology, quality assurance, and security roles for over 23 years with a majority of those years being in life sciences (i.e. pharmaceuticals, medical devices, etc). Mike is the Lead Product Security Engineer at Arthrex, Inc headquartered in Naples, Florida and the founder of the Southwest Florida Infosec Community(SWFLSec) and SpaceCoastSec. He is also a member of Infragard South Florida, an ITDRC volunteer, and OWASP Bonita Springs co-leader. In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his daughter and wife exploring Florida, photography, playing tabletop and video games, hacking, and tinkering.

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We generally review security related happenings, share tips and tricks for configuring that shiny new technology, and chat about various topics such as security, privacy, exploitation, vulnerabilities, pen testing, web app security, CTFs, IoT security, mobile security and anything else members wish to discuss.

Giving an upcoming talk at a security conference? This is your chance to practice! Want to reverse engineer today’s catch? Bring it along. Automate a task recently? Why not share?

Past events (53)

SWFLSec Social

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