What we're about

Founded in 2019, SWFLSec (aka DC239, DEF CON Group 239) 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 each month 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+)

SWFLSec's 4th Year Anniversary!

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Join us and a special guest speaker and author, Tony Turner, as we celebrate 4 years of continuous, monthly meetings (except for that one time we had a hurricane...).

Naples Tech Community Summer 2023 Happy Hour

The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón

Naples Tech Community is back and this time we are partnering up with the newest tech group and our sister brand, Naples Women in Tech. Please join us for our Summer 2023 happy hour which will be hosted Naples Ritz Carlton Tiburon on their Bella Vista Terrace overlooking their amazing golf course.

For this event, we will be going back to our roots, by not having any sponsors.

Questions? Reach out to:
Zac Croteau
email: [masked]
Madison Valentino | Founder, Naples Women in Tech
email: [masked]
phone: (978)[masked]


***This is an informal social gathering and not our regular meetup which will still be virtual on the third Tuesday of each month. Each person attending is responsible for their safety.***

Cyber Ohana Project

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Join us this meeting to learn more about the Cyber Ohana Project!

Cyber Ohana Project, a 501(c)(3) organization FEIN[masked], is providing full-service career transition including: technical training, certification, mentorship, career preparation, and placement service. Our Ohana, or community, focuses on like-minded professionals especially those leaving the military and their spouses.

Community is at the Core of our business and Veterans want a renewed sense of purpose. We have a passion to serve the greater good. Cybersecurity threats and resourcing need is increasing, we seek to fill both technical and non-technical roles that require leadership and decision-making skills that are not taught in the classroom.


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?

Past events (73)

SWFLSec Social

Palm City Brewing Company