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!

We're also a chatty bunch and have a IRC channel on freenode if you would like to chat with us.

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 BurbSecWest looking to hire and/or recruit?

When?

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Burbsec Meetup
Racing Event
Gaming Event
Cigars Event

burbsec|prime


When

Typically the first thursday of the month.

Where
Fox and Hound
1416 N Roselle Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60195-3645
847.884.6821

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
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
28256 Diehl Rd
Warrenville, IL 60555
630.836.1380

burbsec|east


When

Typically the fourth thursday of the month.

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

burbsec|south


When

Your call; probably a Thursday!
We're looking for someone to get this started
in the South Suburbs!
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

burbsec|gaming


About

In our goal to provide a well-rounded whole life experience, we have formed BurbSec Gaming. Like pen and paper RPGs? Cards Against Humanity? Board Games? Artemis SBS? We exist to raise your geek cred.

BurbSec gaming relies on participation from members from all three meetings. If you can host, run a one-session RPG, or teach a board game, please message us on twitter. Otherwise, we schedule events at Games Plus and Wandering Dragon Game Shop.

Where
Games Plus
101 West Prospect Avenue
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847.577.9656
Where
Wandering Dragon Game Shoppe
15032 South Des Plaines Street
Plainfield, IL 60544
815.267.6245

burbsec|racing


About

BurbSec Racing is a fun way for a lot of us infosec professionals, hackers, researchers, and other folks to get together, burn some stress (and maybe a little rubber), and have a little fun racing each other in some kart racing.

No, these karts aren't the Mario Kart kind (however that may be an interesting idea for another day), the karts that we race can pull over a lateral G and can accelerate to 40mph. They are some serious equipment and serious fun.

Interested? Simply show up to the next event and let us know on twitter!

When

Please see the calendar in the about section for the next available time.

Where
K1 Speed
2381 West Army Trail Road
Addison, IL 60101
630.433.3700