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.


We meet monthly, on the 1st Thursday starting at 6pm at Foundry Distilling Company in West Des Moines.

Austin Salz - Cloudflare tunnels tool talk 7:00 PM

Using cloudflare tunnels to publicly host sites in a Carrier Grade NAT environment

Nicholas Starke Introducing Linux Firmware DB7:30 PM

Inside your Linux installation is a collection of binary files that serve as component firmware for various hardware. These binary files are closed source, proprietary programs and there is very little information about them published. The Linux Firmware DB aims to provide insight into these proprietary binary files. You can check it out This talk will discuss how LFWDB was created and why it is a useful resource for the convenience of reverse engineers and software enthusiasts interested in linux-firmware.

Nicholas Starke is firmware researcher who does all the things with the stuff.

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Tom Pohl TBD7:00 PM

Senior Cybersecurity Consultant by day; CTF dream crusher by night

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Chip McElvain Building a better Fake Internet Environment with a focus on OPFOR automation7:00 PM

This is Demo of a Fake internet environment I developed with a focus on realistic internet services, traffic gen, and OPFOR automation.

Lead Cyber Security Research Consultant at Wells Fargo and Cyber Range SME for the 132 Cyber Range Squadron in the Iowa Air National Guard. Chip has worked OPFOR for Wells Fargo for the past 2 years and the DoD since 2015. Extensive experience in Cyber Range environments such as PCTE, Simspace, ByLight Metova, and STEP

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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