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Upcoming Events

When: Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 @ 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: Online @ Zoom!

Title: The Digital World War: Why You Need Military Veterans on Your Security Team

During this talk we will highlight some of the competencies needed for an effective cyber warrior and compare them with the skills forged through combat readiness training in the military. Furthermore, we will explore how we can create better security teams within our respective organizations to meet today’s information security needs. Finally, we will look at how cyber warfare is replacing traditional battlefields and how today’s transitioning veterans are looking for ways to continue the fight in the civilian world.


Sam Danna is a Security Consultant for Solis Security - an Austin-based security firm that performs DFIR, GRC, MSSP, and Penetration Testing. Sam is currently on the Red Team assisting in a variety of penetration testing projects. Prior to joining Solis, Sam served in the 82nd Airborne Division as paratrooper in the infantry. Sam started his career in cybersecurity in 2019 after completing Microsoft Software and System Academy’s Cybersecurity Program.

RSVP: Eventbrite

Zoom Meeting: Here!

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CANCELLED - Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour, September 10, 2020

Businesses have begun to open up locally in Austin, and our venue for the happy hour is available. However, they are operating under limited capacity. Due to some logistic challenges with the limited capacity, we have decided to cancel happy hour. We will evaluate in mid month for decision to have the happy hour next month.

We wish everyone to stay safe and be informed. More information on COVID-19 available at www.cdc.gov.

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From the LASCON 2020 Planning Team:

It is with heavy heart that we are cancelling LASCON for 2020.

The highlight of LASCON has always been the community of people that meet for learning and sharing for the days of the conference. Due to the uncertainty related to the coronavirus pandemic, the planning team has made the difficult decision to cancel LASCON for 2020 in its entirety. While we did consider going virtual with the conference, we determined we could not provide the community atmosphere that makes LASCON special. We are now winding down LASCON for 2020 and looking ahead to LASCON in 2021.

All advance ticket purchases will be refunded in full, and funds will be credited back via the original method of purchase. Sponsors will be contacted directly with additional details.

For those who have submitted their talks and training as part of our CFP and CFT, we want to express our appreciation of your willingness to contribute to LASCON 2020 and help to make it a successful event. While we will not have an event this year, we wish that you consider submitting your talk or training as part of our CFP and CFT for LASCON 2021 when we make those available.

Any questions should be directed to [email protected]

We thank you for all the support we receive from the community, and we look forward to hosting you once again for an awesome LASCON in 2021

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