What we're about

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+)

Wheezing the Juice w/Jonathan Singer

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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?

Exchange packets, frames, exploits, and/or conversation

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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?

Security Strategy for Mergers & Acquisitions

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Join us as Bryan Kissinger walks us through cybersecurity concerns during an M&A (Merger & Acquisition).

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Bryan Kissinger, PhD
Bryan, author of "The Business-Minded CISO", is a seasoned IT and security professional with over 20 years of experience leading global teams in the successful delivery of technology solutions that enable business value. He is known for his ability to rapidly mature IT risk and information security programs and quickly deliver on the implementation of emerging technologies to solve complex business issues. He has served as the information security leader at multiple large healthcare organizations—this expertise is coupled with Big 4 consulting leadership across emerging technology, financial, retail, and government sectors. Using his unique business-minded approach, he is an advocate for, and has implemented many, next-generation security solutions focused on preventing and detecting current and anticipated threat vectors.

Exchange packets, frames, exploits, and/or conversation

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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?