InfoSecs in the City – Starting a Successful CitySec Meetup

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Johnny Xmas, Fletcher Munson, Chris Carlis, Kate Vajda




BSides Nashville 2016

Founding members of Chicago’s (in)famous “BurbSec” meet-ups have assembled a POWERHOUSE panel of influential members of the social InfoSec scene from around the midwest! members from Chicago, Milwaukee and all over Michigan (and maybe more!) will be discussing their various and notably successful “CitySec” frameworks, with the goal of providing you with the knowledge and tools you need to found your own CitySec, or put your existing one on a path to success!

Chris Carlis is a Principal Consultant on the Dell SecureWorks Red Team. An experienced penetration tester with over 10 years experience in the Information Security arena, Chris enjoys finding unconventional solutions to unconventional security challenges. Locally, Chris is a community organizer in the Chicago area and helps coordinates a number of monthly gatherings designed to connect like-minded information security professionals.

Director of Customer Service for MiSec in Jackson, Michigan. Kate currently does vulnerability management and pen testing for a utility company. Before working in security, she worked in IT as a network research manager and later moved to supporting SCADA systems. She has a passion for industrial control systems, her vice is redbull and her downfall is her willingness to help other people.


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