Sponsorship Information

SecDSM is a 501(c)(3)

For more detailed information please see our Sponsorship brochure.

These sponsorships help cover the costs of our website and hosting, shirts, stickers, cryptocurrency mining, meeting and external speaker’s travel costs. This also goes towards the creation and support of educational workshops. Sponsoring at this level provides the following benefits:

  • Sponsor-provided banner hung in a prominent position on entry to venue.
  • General space for brochures, material, or swag available at event.
  • Sponsor will be announced during opening talk (SecDSM 101).
  • Sponsor logo on website displayed at the bottom of the month’s schedule.
  • A representative (1) of the sponsor will have 60 minute exclusive one-on-one meeting with a member of the SecDSM leadership team.
  • Sponsor logo displayed on surrounding televisions before and after meeting (during meeting will be used for SecDSM media)
  • Sponsor has an opportunity to contribute to grab bag with branded items. (But is not required to)

This sponsorship allows a unique opportunity and method to interact with the SecDSM membership. Every meeting SecDSM hosts a "miniCTF", which has generally been a single challenge to be solved during the meeting. We have good participation in these CTFs and we give away prizes. It takes a challenge author about 10-15 hours to create the challenge.

Selecting this sponsorship will provide everything the standard sponsorship does in additional to the below:

  • Co-Branded miniCTF
    • Sponsor name will be incorporated into the title of the challenge
    • Sponsor logo placed on the miniCTF "entry" page
  • Sponsor will provide prizes to winner(s) (feel free to provide 1st - 3rd place)
  • Photo with winners posted on SecDSM social media pages
  • Challenge author will work with the sponsor to create a custom challenge specific to your company

    For Example:
    If the sponsor company provides threat intelligence services, we could utilize tor hidden services in the challenge

If our defined options don’t match your budget or you would like to make a more significant sponsorship - we’d love to hear from you. Send an email to and we’ll figure something out.

Sponsor Responsibilities

  • Communicate with SecDSM which benefits will be utilized so we can better support the sponsorship.
  • Provide any and all banners or signage appropriate to the sponsorship outlined above.
  • Provide any and all brochures, material, or swag appropriate to the sponsorship outlined above.
  • Provide logo for inclusion in announcements.

Available sponsorship slots can be found below

Month Primary Sponsor miniCTF Sponsor
January ISSA Des Moines ISSA Des Moines
February Check Point Software Technologies
March ReliaQuest ReliaQuest
April ISSA Des Moines ISSA Des Moines
June Pratum
July ISSA Des Moines ISSA Des Moines
October ISSA Des Moines ISSA Des Moines
Month Primary Sponsor miniCTF Sponsor
January Palo Alto Networks
February Cisco Systems, Inc
March Symantec
April Optiv Optiv
May Recorded Future Recorded Future
June Vectra AI
July Check Point Software Technologies JetBrains
August ObserveIT
September McAfee
October ProCircular, Inc.
November Robert Half Technology
December Sirius
Month Sponsor
January Akamai
February Forsythe
March Cybereason
April Optiv
May Tanium
July LogRhythm
August Varonis
October CDW
November Check Point Software Technologies
December Check Point Software Technologies
Month Sponsor
November LogRhythm


If you're ready to sponsor a month, fill out the form below. You'll be emailed a receipt and we'll provide a formal charitable donation receipt at the meeting.

Someone will contact you shortly after payment is completed.

Grand Total