Over on his blog, Matt Johansen announces the startup of IsleSec. Rather than paraphrasing, here is his post verbatim:
"For those of you who are familiar with CitySec meetups, I've been pondering starting up IsleSec here on Long Island. I know there is NYSec in the city but it is a hike for us islanders.
For those of you unfamilar with CitySec meetups, they are informal meetups of local security professionals at whatever bar will tolearate us. It is a great way to meet others in the community and grow your professional network. To quote Chris Hoff while talking about BeanSec up in Boston: "Unlike other meetings, you will not be expected to pay dues, "join up", present a zero-day exploit, or defend your dissertation to attend." Show up, get some wings, drink some beer and add to your business card collection.
I wanted to write a quick post to see if there is any interest around to meet up to make sure I'm not sitting at a bar drinking alone. Feel free to post comments here or hop on the Google Group to express interest.
Judging by people's location who are interested we can adjust the bar location as necessary. I vote we start at Croxley's Ale House in Farmingdale. Following the model of other CitySec meetings we will start by meeting the third Wednesday of every month which works out perfectly because Croxley's has a 10 cent wing special on Wednesdays.
So what this all comes down to is that the first IsleSec meetup will be at 6:00 PM on Novermber 18th at Croxley's Ale House 190 Main St Farmingdale, NY 11735 (516) 293-7700. (Get Directions).
If you plan on coming please leave a comment or send out a message in the Google Group so that I know I should show up. (I'll probably show up anyway just in case but it would be nice to know ahead of time.)"
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