SecDSM, a monthly meetup providing the opportunity to network with other InfoSec pros and listen to short tech talks presented by your fellow members (or give a presentation yourself!) while enjoying some beer/drinks/food. No sales pitches. The idea is to provide you actionable knowledge for you to take back to your $dayjob while building a top tier InfoSec community in the Des Moines area. If you have the desire to learn about real world InfoSec scenarios - get out of your comfort zone - and join us in a relaxed vendor neutral environment. No registration is required.

Schedule

We meet monthly, on the 3rd Thursday starting at 6pm at The Forge By Pillar Technology in Downtown Des Moines.

SecDSM 101 6:00 PM

A brief introduction to the group along with any announcements and general communication.

James Beal - SecDSM News 6:05 PM

Quick Review of the Month's InfoSec news.

David Liddle - Tool Talk CCNA Basic Router and Switch Security.6:30 PM

A Quick Talk on How to Setup IP Access Lists on Routers, Switchport Security and Some of Their Vulnerabilities.

David Liddle - Currently studying to obtain a BMIS degree w/ an emphasis is Networking, ICND1 Certified, Looking to get into IT from transportation.

Brandon Murphy - Tool Talk Using Huginn for Situtational Awareness.7:10 PM

Between Twitter, Blogs, Forums, Pastebin, etc there are a lot of sources of data to watch to stay in the loop. I'll demonstrate how to setup a few Huginn agents that will help you stay in the loop by automatic alerts generated by Huginn.

Des Moines Locksport

A side room will be dedicated to locksport.

SecDSM 101 6:00 PM

A brief introduction to the group along with any announcements and general communication.

James Beal - SecDSM News 6:05 PM

Quick Review of the Month's InfoSec news.

Des Moines Locksport

A side room will be dedicated to locksport.

SecDSM 101 6:00 PM

A brief introduction to the group along with any announcements and general communication.

James Beal - SecDSM News 6:05 PM

Quick Review of the Month's InfoSec news.

Des Moines Locksport

A side room will be dedicated to locksport.

SecDSM 101 6:00 PM

A brief introduction to the group along with any announcements and general communication.

James Beal - SecDSM News 6:05 PM

Quick Review of the Month's InfoSec news.

Des Moines Locksport

A side room will be dedicated to locksport.

Merchandise and Donations

Shirts (and other items) are for sale at each meeting and online.

T-Shirt

Upcoming Events

The following events might be of interest to the SecDSM community.

Be sure to check out Des Moines Web Collective for updated list of local user groups

If you'd like to see an event listed, please email us at events@secdsm.org

Please reach out via our Slack channel or email us at events@secdsm.org if you have an idea for a presentation you would like to give.

SecKCJan 9
SecMidwestJan 9
WPA2 Vulnerabilities
SecICJan 15
Des Moines ISSAJan 22

Session Title:

IT Security Investment

Short Description:

Overview of budgeting and expense planning for Information Security. Discussions on expense ratios, prioritization and risk management when making decisions on security investments.

Bio:

Casey Decker was named Chief Information Officer for FBL Financial Group, Inc. in June 2016. Decker joined FBL in 2004 and progressed through various information technology roles, leading to Business Technology Vice President. Since 2014, Decker served as Agency Support Vice President, leading the team that provides strategies and solutions to support agents in growing successful and sustainable businesses.

Prior to joining FBL Financial Group, Decker was the Director of Technology for a not-for-profit organization in Chicago with responsibilities for creating and leading programs that improved information systems capabilities for various social service agencies and public schools. Decker holds a bachelor's degree from Drake University and a master's degree in Management of Information Systems from DePaul University. He serves on the boards of directors of the Food Bank of Iowa, Junior Achievement, the Global Insurance Accelerator and as a member of the Education Cabinet for United Way of Central Iowa.

SecKCFeb 13
SecMidwestFeb 13
SSL, 2-Factor Authentication, and More
SecICFeb 20
SecKCMar 13
SecMidwestMar 13
Social Engineering
SecICMar 20

Upcoming cons

Some members are anticipating attending the following conferences, reach out on slack to coordinate travel.

FloCon 2018

FloCon provides a forum for exploring large-scale, next-generation data analytics in support of security operations.

Shmoocon XIV

ShmooCon is an annual east coast hacker convention hell-bent on offering three days of an interesting atmosphere for demonstrating technology exploitation, inventive software and hardware solutions, and open discussions of critical infosec issues. The first day is a single track of speed talks called One Track Mind. The next two days bring three tracks: Build It, Belay It, and Bring It On.

Cost:
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CentralCon

The Technology Association of Iowa and HyperStream are proud to announce a new technology event for 2018 - Central Con! Are you curious how the Internet works and what cybersecurity means? Do you like puzzles & challenges? Come join us at Central Con! This FREE event is for current middle school and high school students who want to learn how to protect the Internet through cybersecurity. No previous knowledge required. Bring your laptop if you have one - if not, that's ok too! Be ready to have fun and learn! Free swag & prizes and lunch is provided! If bringing a group of 10 or more students, groups must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost:
Free
Art Into Science

ART INTO SCIENCE IS A CONFERENCE FOR DEFENSE, ORGANIZED BY DEFENDERS.

Travel Details
Day Date Time
Depart Monday Jan 29
Return Saturday Feb 3 ???
Cyphercon

Welcome to CypherCon 3.0. Wisconsin's Hacker Conference! Our conference provides hackers with an outlet to openly demonstrate and experience creativity and ingenuity through hands-on enlightening activities and thought provoking presentations and technical projects. Come listen to over a dozen security speakers, learn at our mind-blowing, but approachable villages (specializations), and relax with friends in a casual environment.

Cost:

$175 - Digital Badge

$125 - Analog Badge

Travel Details
Day Date Time
Depart Wed Apr 11
Return Saturday Apr 14 ???
BSidesIowa
Cost:
??
THOTCON

THOTCON is a hacking conference based in Chicago IL, USA. This is a non-profit, non-commercial event looking to provide the best conference possible on a limited budget.

Cost:
SOLD OUT
Schedule
Day Date Start End
Friday May 4th ?? ??
Saturday May 5th ?? ??
Travel Details
Day Date Time
Depart Thurday May 3rd
Return Sunday May 5th ???
CircleCityCon

Welcome agents to the 5th year of CircleCityCon. This time around our theme is centered around spycraft

Cost:
$100
Schedule
Day Date Start End
Friday June 1 ?? ??
Saturday June 2 ?? ??
Sunday June 3 ?? ??
Travel Details
Day Date Time
Depart Thurday May 31
Return Sunday June 3 ???
ToorCamp

the five day, open air, tech camping event

Venue

We meet in The Forge by Pillar Technology. Enter on the west side of the building and then procede up to the 2nd floor.

More info about Pillar Technology

The Forge by Pillar Technology

1420 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

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