WELCOME TO BURBSEC

CHICAGO'S INFORMATION SECURITY MEETUP NETWORK

About us


Who?

As a sister meet-up to ChiSec, BurbSec has become the Chicago Information Security Meet-Up Network for Info-Sec Professionals, Researchers, Hackers, and all things in-between!

Unlike other meetings, there are no “dues”, nothing to join, and no exploits to present! Don’t worry about being late, people will begin to roll in after-work around 5:30pm and we will finish up whenever people leave (generally 4 - 5 hours or so as people come and go). What to expect? An informal night of great networking and lubricated conversations!

Why?

We're just like you and you will fit right in. We geek out on infosec, memes, beer, and compliance jokes (among other things). Our skill set ranges from novice to expert and includes paper hat making. There will be someone who you can ask tough questions and get answers as well as be asked tough questions and give answers.

Aside from finding like minded people, you will make contacts, friendships, and expand your network of professional connections with genuine people. These are the kind of connections that help you solve that tough problem at work, at home, or in the job market.

Have I mentioned that people come to BurbSec looking to hire and/or recruit?

When?

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burbsec[con]


When

May 6th, 2017 at 11:00

Where
Township
2200 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

Why BurbSecCon?

BurbSec celebrates information security each and every week, and we thought what better way to unwind after Thotcon than to open our doors, enjoy a local pint, and celebrate Chicago's InfoSec community with old friends and new? Thotcon draws in many infosec enthusiasts from well outside the Chicagoland region, making this a particularly anticipated event, and we'd love to give these travelers a reason to stay and check out our beautiful city through the weekend.

So is this a "Bsides?"

No. BurbSecCon is not affiliated with, and will not have the complexity of a typical Bsides. Info on Bsides Chicago can be found at BSidesChicago.com.

So what will it have?

Geeks! Nerds! Normies! Boating enthusiasts! The primary purpose of the event is to be a "super-chill, low-key" hangout. We WILL have a single talk track with 5 and 20-minute blocks (stage, projector & mic will be provided). The Chicago Toool chapter will be out in force, and there will be board games and a contest or two. We'll have two private rooms in a cafe with GREAT food, a solid beer selection, and amazing coffee.

So where is it at?

BurbSecCon will be held in one of Chicago's most popular neighborhoods, Logan Square, at Township (2200 N California Av, corner of California & Palmer). Parking is free on most of the streets West of California (inclusive), and South of Palmer. Keep an eye out for permit or paybox signs to be safe. For the public-transit minded, Township is on the same block as the California Blue Line stop, and the California bus will drop you off right at our door. Finally, a Lyft driver is often less than 2-minutes away.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Thanks to some awesome sponsors, we'll have drink tickets available for a limited time after we kick things off! Be one of the first in the door to make sure you don't miss out! We want to give MobileIron, Evident.io, Mr_Minion and quantm1366 a big thank you for helping us out!

How much does it cost?

Nothing! We will be enforcing a strict Bring-Your-Own-Badge policy, so bring a badge you feel is the most (in)appropriate. Contests will be held for Best Badge in several categories. The bar/cafe and kitchen will not be covered, so that's also on you, but the prices are quite reasonable for the city.

burbsec|prime


When

Typically the first thursday of the month.

Where
Level 257
2 Woodfield Mall, Unit A
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847.805.0257

burbsec|north


When

Typically the second thursday of the month.

Where
Grandpa's Place
1868 Prairie Street
Glenview, IL 60025
847.724.1390

burbsec|west


When

Typically the third thursday of the month.

Where
Old Town Pour House
1703 Freedom Dr
Naperville, IL 60563

burbsec|east


When

Typically the last thursday of the month.

Where
Logan Bar & Grill
2230 North California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
773.252.1110

burbsec|south


When

The Burbsec|south organizers got lost in a cornfield saying something about a baseball game. We haven't seen them back yet and are looking for someone(s) to start it up.

Tweet us if you're in!

Where
No location, yet! Let's get to it!

burbsec|cigars


When

Typically before burbsec|prime from 3:00pm - 6:00pm.

Where
The Cigar Lounge
1710 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847.330.8460