ColaSec

Columbia's Information Security Group

A free and informal gathering of information security professionals and enthusiasts in Columbia, South Carolina at the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM.

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New ColaSec meetup day and social engineering

After talking to several current and potential members of this user group, we have decided to shift our meetup day from every third Monday of the month to every Tuesday of the month. Tuesday just seems to fit everyone's schedule better and allows everyone to shake off those Monday blues. We also won't be conflicting with Monday night football during the fall.

With the new date it puts our next ColaSec meetup on Tuesday January 20th, 2015. The Tuesday after Blackhat releases. If anyone is planning on going hit me up on Twitter or by email (timothy.deblock[at]gmail[dot]com).

While on holiday and doing some chores this past week I was listening to episode 120 of the Down the Rabbithole security podcast and they had on Chris Hadnagy who was talking about social engineering. It's a really good episode, with a lot of good information and interesting stories about social engineering, as well as how organizations can better protect themselves against social engineering. If you can find the time I would highly recommend listening to the episode.