Monthly Meetings - $11.54, First Meeting Free with Eventbrite Registration

Organizer: Raleigh ISSA - Education, Technology, & InfoSec Meetup
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First Meeting - Free with Eventbrite Registration

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Monthly Meeting - $11.54

The first Thursday of every month is the ISSA meeting

Preregistration allows for faster check-in time:

About Chapter Meetings

Often asked Questions?

• I can't get out of work in time is it ok to be late? Yes

• Is food provided? Yes, Beer and Wine for 21 and over

Typical Meeting Agenda

• 5:15 – 6:00pm Back-to-Basics

•5:15 – 6:00pm Career Services

• 6:00 – 6:30pm Dinner and Networking

• 6:30 – 7:00pm Vendor Presentation/Demo

• 7:00 – 7:15pm Chapter Updates from the Board

• 7:15 – 8:15pm Feature Presentation

No charge for ISSA/Chapter members

Guests $10+fee (covers food and beverage expenses)

Guests and First Time Attendee FAQ

If you haven't attended a Raleigh ISSA meeting yet, here are some notes to make your first trip easy. We have designated New Attendee Liaisons to meet you, show you around and answer any questions you may have about ISSA, our chapter or events.

1. Dress code is casual to business casual.

2. Show up at RTP Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive around 6:00pm for food and mingling.

3. Walk in the front door and turn to your left.

4. The sign-in table is right in front of you. Get your name badge.

5. Meet, mingle, eat, be merry and enjoy the presentation.

6. If you can't make it by 6:00, that's fine. The presentation starts at 7:20 but we encourage you to arrive by 7:00.

“Where do I begin?”

At the Raleigh ISSA chapter, we get this question a lot. Whether you’re just coming out of school, or are wanting to make a mid-career transition, you want to “break in” to the Information Security (“InfoSec”) field. That’s great!

We have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is that InfoSec isn’t easy; you’ll need to study hard, learn a lot of seemingly arcane topics and commands, and then apply them to networks and situations where you either want to prevent a compromise, or create one (in a penetration test where you have the full permission of the network owner, of course).

The good news is that there are a lot of free and low-cost resources you can use right away to learn about InfoSec! We’ve created a list below of some of them, and will be adding more in the future. Good luck, and don’t be afraid to ask us questions!

First thing: Start practicing on your own equipment. Do not (do not) practice on or attack or otherwise scan, enumerate, harass, bend, fold, spindle or do anything untoward against any system you do not own or have express permission to touch! Instead, download and install a free hypervisor like VirtualBox or VMWare, then download the ISO files for Kali Linux and Metasploitable and convert them into virtual machines. Practice by using Kali to attack Metasploitable, all on your own computer!

Recommended Programs:


VMWare Player:

Kali Linux:

Metasploitable -

Second thing: Some of you might prefer structured training rather than exploring on your own. Great! There are many free training resources out there.

Websites you should visit:

Our Education Page:

Metasploit Unleashed (text) -

Metasploit Unleashed Training Videos by Georgia Weidman -

SecurityTube -

Iron Geek Hacking Illustrated Videos -

Introduction into Computer Science -

MITOpenCourseware -

Veterans Career Transitioning Program -

Finally, one of the best ways to keep up in the security field is to watch what others are talking about! Get a Twitter account (you don’t have to post anything if you don’t want to) and watch the feeds. You’ll learn things much faster than watching the news.


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