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+)

Hack-A-Sat 4 Qualification Round

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Some members of SWFLSec are registering for the Hack-A-Sat qualification round in April. Have you ever wanted to hack a satellite or learn about securing the final frontier? Now's your chance! Register for the Hack-A-Sat 4 qualification event at the link https://hackasat.com

SWFLSec in Space!

The Center for Space Education

We'll be at the Kennedy Space Center April 14-15 for the Hack Space Con. For more information and to register, check out the link https://www.hackspacecon.com

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.

Chaos Patching

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Join us online, Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30PM to learn about Chaos Patching from Andrew Hendela, co-founder of Karambit.ai!

Past events (67)

Naples Tech Community Spring '23 Happy Hour

Innovation Hotel