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 1st Thursday starting at 6pm at Foundry Distilling Company in West Des Moines.

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SecDSM 101 6:30 PM

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

James Beal - SecDSM News 6:35 PM

Quick Review of the Month's InfoSec news.

ThatGuy - Tool Talk July Mini-CTF Walkthrough

Ben Schmitt Information Security and Product Management - learnings from the nexus of these 2 disciplines

I had the privilege of leading a product management discipline after nearly 20 years in information security. It was a daunting challenge and I've learned so much more than I could have imagined. Information Security and Product Management are very different - this is pretty well known. Strong authentication meets little or no friction. Layered, preventative controls meet minimal viable product.

What isn't talked about is that the 2 disciplines have something to share with each other. That's what I want to talk about - how the principles of Product Management (being the voice of the customer, the what and why about the problems we need to solve) can improve how we win at Information Security.

I'd like to share my journey and the lessons learned and how I believe they have made me a better Information Security professional.


A security guy in central Iowa transitioning from Fintech to Healthcare. I've done 20 years of InfoSec and 2.5 of Product Management and boy, have I learned a lot along the way. Blue teamer, forensicator, woodworker and still believes crypto really means cryptography.

SecDSM 101 6:30 PM

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

James Beal - SecDSM News 6:35 PM

Quick Review of the Month's InfoSec news.

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SecDSM 101 6:30 PM

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

James Beal - SecDSM News 6:35 PM

Quick Review of the Month's InfoSec news.

Sponsored by

SecDSM 101 6:30 PM

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

James Beal - SecDSM News 6:35 PM

Quick Review of the Month's InfoSec news.

Venue

We meet in at Foundry Distilling Company located at 111 S 11th St, Suite 100, West Des Moines, IA 50265.

Foundry Distilling Company

111 S 11th St, Suite 100, West Des Moines, IA 50265-4455