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 2nd Thursday starting at 6pm at Speed Lyceum Center at Grandview University in Des Moines.

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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.

Sherri Davidoff Data Breaches6:30 PM

Every day, a new data breach hits the news. Shockingly, the number of breaches that actually get reported represents just a small fraction of those that occur. Join us for a fast-paced discussion with Sherri Davidoff, author of the brand new book 'Data Breaches: Crisis and Opportunity.' In this talk, she’ll discuss why breaches do— and don’t— get reported, and showcase details from newly released FBI files on a historic data breach, including the first data breach notification letter. We’ll delve into classic security problems such as insider attack, shared passwords, vendor risks. Finally, we’ll discuss what to expect as data breach response practices change in the years to come.


Sherri Davidoff is the CEO of both LMG Security and BrightWise, Inc. As a recognized expert in digital forensics and cybersecurity, Sherri has been called a “security badass” by the New York Times. She has conducted cybersecurity training for many distinguished organizations, including the FDIC/FFIEC, the American Bar Association, the Department of Defense, and many more. Sherri is a faculty member at the Pacific Coast Banking School, and an instructor for Black Hat, where she teaches her “Data Breaches” course. She is also the coauthor of Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace (Prentice Hall, 2012), a noted security text in the private sector and a college textbook for many cybersecurity courses. Sherri is a GIAC-certified forensic examiner (GCFA) and penetration tester (GPEN), and holds her degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT. She has also been featured as the protagonist in Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called 'Alien.’ Her new book on “Data Breaches” was just released in October.

Trevor Why You Should Build a Home Lab7:30 PM

Hear about Trevor's motivations for building a home lab, including information about Hardware, Software, and the Benefits he has gained. He will also walk through the fun challenges he's faced having a data center in his closet!


A student who's going through college a second time and works 40 hours a week. Currently seeking SOC opportunities for anyone who's hiring!

Tom Ervin and Stacy Monroe A Head Start to Create a Red Team8:00 PM

Come hear us discuss how to start a red team at your organization. We'll walk through the processes and people who need to be involved in the creation of red team as well as share common gotchas and talk about what you're going to discover.


Tom can be found on Twitter as @TechByTom. He is a Red Team Security Engineer at Principal Financial Group. Stacy is an Assistant Director of Engineering in Cyber Defense Operations at Principal Financial Group as well as a board member of SecDSM.

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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.

Sponsored by

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.

Sponsored by

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.

Sponsored by

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Venue

We meet in at Speed Lyceum Center at Grandview Universtiy located at 2811 E 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316.

Speed Lyceum Center at Grandview University

2811 E 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316

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