I have been neglecting this blog a bit lately as I have been completely swamped with other things. But I did want to quickly promote a couple of local security events here in Chicago. This week is ChiSec 19. An informal gathering of a bunch of like minded security people. I am hoping to make it out Wednesday to experience this for myself. If you plan on going let me know. This weeks ChiSec is at the Hop Haus and details can be found here.
Also after all the hype that is Black Hat and DefCon settle down, the Chicago OWASP chapter will be having their quarterly meetup on August 21st. Rohyt Belani of phishme.com fame will be presenting on mixing spear phishing with application security vulnerabilities. Also, Jeremiah Grossman of all things web app security fame, will be giving his Black Hat presentation “Get Rich or Die Trying – Making Money on The Web, The Black Hat Way”. This event will definitely be worth attending and a great chance to meet a lot of people dealing with these types of issues every day. All the details on the OWASP meetup including RSVP contacts can be found here. Oh yeah, and both of these events are of course FREE.