There are several upcoming information security events in Florida that some may not be aware of.
First up is the South Florida ISACA Chapter‘s annual WOW event. This year its the thirteenth year of the event. It will be held on Friday February 21st, 2020, again at FIU’s Koven Center at their Biscayne Bay campus. This is a single-track conference, with various speakers and a panel discussion. Its usually a good event, and plan on being there.
Next up is Security BSides Tampa. The seventh year for this event, it will be held Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at the Embassy Suites on the USF Campus in Tampa. There will be training sessions on Friday. This event is a multi-track conference, with tracks including CISO, Cloud, and job fair. They also have other activities like a CTF, Lockpicking, and more. This is a pretty good event. Sadly, I don’t plan on attending this year.
Then there is Security BSides Orlando. This will be Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Full Sail University’s Live Venue. I believe they are planning on doing training sessions on Friday. The schedule hasn’t yet been announced. They also have other activities like CTF, Lockpicking, and more. This is also a pretty good event and it seems BSides Tampa and Orlando have some of the largest BSides outside of Vegas. I’m not sure at this point if I’ll be going.
Finally, there is HackMiamiCon. This time it will be Saturday, May 30th, 2020 at Broward Library. There will be training events on Friday. This is a change of venue from hotels on Miami Beach, so will remain to be seen how this works out. They should have other activities like a CTF. This is also a good event. Due to a conflict with another event, I may not attend this year.
These are all great events and I encourage folks to check them out and attend.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Michael on Security authored by Michael Brown. Read the original post at: http://michaelonsecurity.blogspot.com/2020/02/upcoming-security-events-in-florida.html