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BeanSec! Wednesday, March 18, 2009 – 6PM to ?

March 15th, 2009 1 comment

Beansec3_2Yo!  BeanSec! is once again upon us.  Wednesday, March 18, 2009.

Middlesex Lounge: 315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge 02139. 

BeanSec! is an informal meetup of information security professionals, researchers and academics in the Greater Boston area that meets the third Wednesday of each month.

I say again, BeanSec! is hosted the third Wednesday of every month.  Add it to your calendar.

Come get your grub on and have a drink.  Lots of good people show up.  Really.

Unlike other meetings, you will not be expected to pay dues, “join up”, present a zero-day exploit, or defend your dissertation to attend.

Don't worry about being "late" because most people just show up when they can. 6:30 is a good time to aim for. We'll try and save you a seat. There is a plenty of parking around or take the T.

The food selection is basically high-end finger-food appetizers and the drinks are really good; an attentive staff and eclectic clientèle make the joint fun for people watching. Zach and I will generally annoy you into participating somehow, even if it's just fetching napkins. ;)

This week's BeanSec refreshments sponsored by: IOActive

We often retire across the street to Asgard for more substantive fare after the event and then to Tosci's for coffee…

A little administrivia note: After 2 years, we're finally getting the beansec.org domain, blog, email, etc. setup…expect completion in about a week.

See you there!

/Hoff

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BeanSec! Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 – 6PM to ?

January 16th, 2009 No comments

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Yo!  BeanSec! is once again upon us.  Wednesday, January 21st, 2009.

Middlesex Lounge: 315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge 02139. 

BeanSec! is an informal meetup of information security
professionals, researchers and academics in the Greater Boston area
that meets the third Wednesday of each month.

I say again, BeanSec! is hosted the third Wednesday of every month.  Add it to your calendar.

Come get your grub on.  Lots of good people show up.  Really.

Unlike other meetings, you will not be expected to pay dues, “join
up”, present a zero-day exploit, or defend your dissertation to attend.

Don't worry about being "late" because most people just show up when
they can. 6:30 is a good time to aim for. We'll try and save you a
seat. There is a plenty of parking around or take the T.

The
food selection is basically high-end finger-food appetizers and
the drinks are really good; an attentive staff and eclectic clientèle
make the joint fun for people watching. I'll generally annoy you into
participating somehow, even if it's just fetching napkins. ;)

Previously I had gracious sponsorship that allowed me to pick up the tab during BeanSec! but the prevailing economic conditions makes that not possible at this time.  If you or your company would like to offer to sponsor this excellent networking and knowledge base, please get in contact with me [choff @ packetfilter . com]

See you there.

/Hoff, /0Day, and /Weld

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BeanSec! Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 – 6PM to ?

November 14th, 2008 4 comments

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Yo!  BeanSec! is once again upon us.  Wednesday, November 19th, 2008.
Middlesex Lounge: 315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge 02139. 

BeanSec! is an informal meetup of information security
professionals, researchers and academics in the Greater Boston area
that meets the third Wednesday of each month.

I say again, BeanSec! is hosted the third Wednesday of every month.  Add it to your calendar.

Come get your grub on.  Lots of good people show up.  Really.

Unlike other meetings, you will not be expected to pay dues, “join
up”, present a zero-day exploit, or defend your dissertation to attend.

This week we have a special guest attendee from the UK/France/Hungary*: Craig Balding – Security Pro and Cloud Security Blogger (www.cloudsecurity.org)

Don't worry about being "late" because most people just show up when
they can. 6:30 is a good time to aim for. We'll try and save you a
seat. There is a plenty of parking around or take the T.

In case you're wondering, we're getting about 30 people on average
per BeanSec! Weld, 0Day and I have been at this for just almost 2 years
and without actually *doing* anything, it's turned out swell.

The food selection is basically high-end finger-food appetizers and
the drinks are really good; an attentive staff and eclectic clientèle
make the joint fun for people watching. I'll generally annoy you into participating somehow, even if it's just fetching napkins. ;)

See you there.

/Hoff, /0Day, and /Weld

*The "France" thing was a joke but my strikethrough formatting didn't come out right…you can tell it worked by Craig's comments below ;)

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BeanSec! Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 – 6PM to ?

July 14th, 2008 1 comment

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Yo!  BeanSec! is once again upon us.  Wednesday, July 16th, 2008.

PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE BELOW!  THIS WILL BECOME PERMANENT.

BeanSec! is an informal meetup of information security
professionals, researchers and academics in the Greater Boston area
that meets the third Wednesday of each month. 

I say again, BeanSec! is hosted the third Wednesday of every month.  Add it to your calendar.

Come get your grub on.  Lots of good people show up.  Really.

Unlike other meetings, you will not be expected to pay dues, “join
up”, present a zero-day exploit, or defend your dissertation to attend.

Middlesex Lounge: 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge 02139.  We are moving locations due to better seating and the fact that the Enormous Room (our prior location) no longer serves food. ;(

Don’t worry about being "late" because most people just show up when they can. 6:30 is a good time to aim for. We’ll try and save you a seat. There is a plenty of parking around or take the T.

In case you’re wondering, we’re getting about 30 people on average per BeanSec! Weld, 0Day and I have been at this for just almost 2 years and without actually *doing* anything, it’s turned out swell.

The food selection is basically high-end finger-food appetizers and the drinks are really good; an attentive staff and eclectic clientèle make the joint fun for people watching. I’ll generally annoy you into participating somehow, even if it’s just fetching napkins. ;)

See you there.

/Hoff, /0Day, and /Weld

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BeanSec! Tonight. Wednesday, April 16th – 6PM to ?

April 16th, 2008 2 comments

Beansec3_2
Yo!  BeanSec! is once again upon us.  Wednesday, April 16th, 2008.

BeanSec! is an informal meetup of information security
professionals, researchers and academics in the Greater Boston area
that meets the third Wednesday of each month. 

I say again, BeanSec! is hosted the third Wednesday of every month.  Add it to your calendar.

Come get your grub on.  Lots of good people show up.  Really.

Unlike other meetings, you will not be expected to pay dues, “join
up”, present a zero-day exploit, or defend your dissertation to attend.
Map to the Enormous Room in Cambridge.

Enormous Room: 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge 02139.  Look for the Elephant
on the left door next to the Central Kitchen entrance.  Come upstairs.
We sit on the left hand side…

Don’t worry about being "late" because most people just show up when
they can.  6:30 is a good time to aim for.  We’ll try and save you a
seat.  There is a parking garage across the street and 1 block down or
you can try the streets (or take the T)

In case you’re wondering, we’re getting about 30-40 people on
average per BeanSec!  Weld, 0Day and I have been at this for just over
a year and without actually *doing* anything, it’s turned out swell.

We’ve had some really interesting people of note attend lately (I’m
not going to tell you who…you’ll just have to come and find out.)  At
around 9:00pm or so, the DJ shows up…as do the rather nice looking
people from the Cambridge area, so if that’s your scene, you can geek
out first and then get your thang on.

The food selection is basically high-end finger-food appetizers and
the drinks are really good; an attentive staff and eclectic clientèle
make the joint fun for people watching.  I’ll generally annoy you into
participating somehow, even if it’s just fetching napkins. ;)

See you there.

/Hoff

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BeanSec! Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 – 6PM to ?

February 19th, 2008 No comments

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Yo!  BeanSec! is once again upon us.  Wednesday, February 20th, 2008.

BeanSec! is an informal meetup of information security
professionals, researchers and academics in the Greater Boston area
that meets the third Wednesday of each month. 

I say again, BeanSec! is hosted the third Wednesday of every month.  Add it to your calendar.

Come get your grub on.  Lots of good people show up.  Really.

Unlike other meetings, you will not be expected to pay dues, “join
up”, present a zero-day exploit, or defend your dissertation to attend.
Map to the Enormous Room in Cambridge.

Enormous Room: 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge 02139.  Look for the Elephant
on the left door next to the Central Kitchen entrance.  Come upstairs.
We sit on the left hand side…

Don’t worry about being "late" because most people just show up when
they can.  6:30 is a good time to aim for.  We’ll try and save you a
seat.  There is a parking garage across the street and 1 block down or
you can try the streets (or take the T)

In case you’re wondering, we’re getting about 30-40 people on
average per BeanSec!  Weld, 0Day and I have been at this for just over
a year and without actually *doing* anything, it’s turned out swell.

We’ve had some really interesting people of note attend lately (I’m
not going to tell you who…you’ll just have to come and find out.)  At
around 9:00pm or so, the DJ shows up…as do the rather nice looking
people from the Cambridge area, so if that’s your scene, you can geek
out first and then get your thang on.

The food selection is basically high-end finger-food appetizers and
the drinks are really good; an attentive staff and eclectic clientèle
make the joint fun for people watching.  I’ll generally annoy you into
participating somehow, even if it’s just fetching napkins. ;)

See you there.

/Hoff

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BeanSec! Wednesday, January 16, 2008 – 6PM to ?

January 14th, 2008 No comments

 

Beansec3_2
Yo!  BeanSec! is once again upon us.  Wednesday, January 16th, 2008.

BeanSec! is an informal meetup of information security
professionals, researchers and academics in the Greater Boston area
that meets the third Wednesday of each month. 

I say again, BeanSec! is hosted the third Wednesday of every month.  Add it to your calendar.

Come get your grub on.  Lots of good people show up.  Really.

Unlike other meetings, you will not be expected to pay dues, “join
up”, present a zero-day exploit, or defend your dissertation to attend.
Map to the Enormous Room in Cambridge.

Enormous Room: 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge 02139.  Look for the Elephant
on the left door next to the Central Kitchen entrance.  Come upstairs.
We sit on the left hand side…

Don’t worry about being "late" because most people just show up when
they can.  6:30 is a good time to aim for.  We’ll try and save you a
seat.  There is a parking garage across the street and 1 block down or
you can try the streets (or take the T)

In case you’re wondering, we’re getting about 30-40 people on
average per BeanSec!  Weld, 0Day and I have been at this for just over
a year and without actually *doing* anything, it’s turned out swell.

We’ve had some really interesting people of note attend lately (I’m
not going to tell you who…you’ll just have to come and find out.)  At
around 9:00pm or so, the DJ shows up…as do the rather nice looking
people from the Cambridge area, so if that’s your scene, you can geek
out first and then get your thang on.

The food selection is basically high-end finger-food appetizers and
the drinks are really good; an attentive staff and eclectic clientèle
make the joint fun for people watching.  I’ll generally annoy you into
participating somehow, even if it’s just fetching napkins. ;)

See you there.

/Hoff

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BeanSec! Wednesday, December 19th – 6PM to ?

December 15th, 2007 No comments

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This month’s BeanSec!
will be held in a different location due to a facility booking at the usual location.

This month’s meeting will be located at the Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139 (right down the street.)


Yo!  BeanSec! is once again upon us.  Wednesday, December 19th, 2007.

BeanSec! is an informal meetup of information security
professionals, researchers and academics in the Greater Boston area
that meets the third Wednesday of each month. 

I say again, BeanSec! is hosted the third Wednesday of every month.  Add it to your calendar.

Come get your grub on.  Lots of good people show up.  Really.

Unlike other meetings, you will not be expected to pay dues, “join
up”, present a zero-day exploit, or defend your dissertation to attend.
Map to the Enormous Room in Cambridge.

Enormous Room: 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge 02139.  Look for the Elephant
on the left door next to the Central Kitchen entrance.  Come upstairs.
We sit on the left hand side…
(see above)

Don’t worry about being "late" because most people just show up when
they can.  6:30 is a good time to aim for.  We’ll try and save you a
seat.  There is a parking garage across the street and 1 block down or
you can try the streets (or take the T)

In case you’re wondering, we’re getting about 30-40 people on
average per BeanSec!  Weld, 0Day and I have been at this for just over
a year and without actually *doing* anything, it’s turned out swell.

We’ve had some really interesting people of note attend lately (I’m
not going to tell you who…you’ll just have to come and find out.)  At
around 9:00pm or so, the DJ shows up…as do the rather nice looking
people from the Cambridge area, so if that’s your scene, you can geek
out first and then get your thang on.

The food selection is basically high-end finger-food appetizers and
the drinks are really good; an attentive staff and eclectic clientèle
make the joint fun for people watching.  I’ll generally annoy you into
participating somehow, even if it’s just fetching napkins. ;)

See you there.

/Hoff

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BeanSec! Wednesday, November 21st – 6PM to ?

November 16th, 2007 1 comment

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This month’s BeanSec! will be even more informal than usual given its proximity to Turkey Day.  We didn’t want to cancel or move it, so those of you who want to show are up welcome to do so.

It will likely be a light turn-out.

Please be aware that I will not be there and as such, food and drinks will not be paid for as the usually are.


Yo!  BeanSec! is once again upon us.  Wednesday, November 21st, 2007.

BeanSec! is an informal meetup of information security
professionals, researchers and academics in the Greater Boston area
that meets the third Wednesday of each month. 

I say again, BeanSec! is hosted the third Wednesday of every month.  Add it to your calendar.

Come get your grub on.  Lots of good people show up.  Really.

Unlike other meetings, you will not be expected to pay dues, “join
up”, present a zero-day exploit, or defend your dissertation to attend.
Map to the Enormous Room in Cambridge.

Enormous Room: 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge 02139.  Look for the Elephant
on the left door next to the Central Kitchen entrance.  Come upstairs.
We sit on the left hand side…

Don’t worry about being "late" because most people just show up when
they can.  6:30 is a good time to aim for.  We’ll try and save you a
seat.  There is a parking garage across the street and 1 block down or
you can try the streets (or take the T)

In case you’re wondering, we’re getting about 30-40 people on
average per BeanSec!  Weld, 0Day and I have been at this for just over
a year and without actually *doing* anything, it’s turned out swell.

We’ve had some really interesting people of note attend lately (I’m
not going to tell you who…you’ll just have to come and find out.)  At
around 9:00pm or so, the DJ shows up…as do the rather nice looking
people from the Cambridge area, so if that’s your scene, you can geek
out first and then get your thang on.

The food selection is basically high-end finger-food appetizers and
the drinks are really good; an attentive staff and eclectic clientèle
make the joint fun for people watching.  I’ll generally annoy you into
participating somehow, even if it’s just fetching napkins. ;)

See you there.

/Hoff

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BeanSec! Wednesday, October 17th – 6PM to ?

October 16th, 2007 2 comments

Beansec3
Yo!  BeanSec! is once again upon us.  Wednesday, October 17th, 2007.

BeanSec! is an informal meetup of information security professionals, researchers and academics in the Greater Boston area that meets the third Wednesday of each month. 

I say again, BeanSec! is hosted the third Wednesday of every month.  Add it to your calendar.

Come get your grub on.  Lots of good people show up.  Really.

Unlike other meetings, you will not be expected to pay dues, “join up”, present a zero-day exploit, or defend your dissertation to attend. Map to the Enormous Room in Cambridge.

Enormous Room: 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge 02139.  Look for the Elephant on the left door next to the Central Kitchen entrance.  Come upstairs. We sit on the left hand side…

Don’t worry about being "late" because most people just show up when they can.  6:30 is a good time to aim for.  We’ll try and save you a seat.  There is a parking garage across the street and 1 block down or you can try the streets (or take the T)

In case you’re wondering, we’re getting about 30-40 people on average per BeanSec!  Weld, 0Day and I have been at this for just over a year and without actually *doing* anything, it’s turned out swell.

We’ve had some really interesting people of note attend lately (I’m not going to tell you who…you’ll just have to come and find out.)  At around 9:00pm or so, the DJ shows up…as do the rather nice looking people from the Cambridge area, so if that’s your scene, you can geek out first and then get your thang on.

The food selection is basically high-end finger-food appetizers and the drinks are really good; an attentive staff and eclectic clientèle make the joint fun for people watching.  I’ll generally annoy you into participating somehow, even if it’s just fetching napkins. ;)

See you there.

/Hoff

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