[null - The Open Security Community]Building Local Communities for Learning Infosec Together! presented at CODEBLUE2020 2020

by Sandeep Singh,

Summary : null - the Open security community is one of the most active and vibrant security communities which started with the idea of gathering like minded people interested in Infosec to get together and learn. It soon became a movement with various chapters and various initiatives which runs as a completely volunteer driven community in a somewhat decentralised manner. null Community has 13+ chapters mostly in India and around the world with 5000+ active community members.The talk will introduce participants to the null community and its initiatives as well as encourage them to start local groups of like minded people with common learning interests in Infosec. We will also share details about how to start chapters, run them in free time and gradually build an Infosec community in their local regions which can help the industry move forward.null:null - the open security community is one of the most active, open security communities in India with a presence overseas as well in cities such as Singapore, Dubai and Amsterdam. Registered as a non-profit society in 2010 in Pune, India, null has been active even since before that. One of the main objectives of null is to spread information security awareness. null has many chapters throughout India and other parts of world such as Singapore, Dubai, Doha, Amsterdam. All null chapters are driven by volunteers passionate about infosec information sharing and collaborating. null has various activities such as null monthly meetings, highly technical hands-on workshops and sessions called null humla (offensive), null bachaav (defensive) and null Puliya (skill bridging) that happen across null chapters. In a calendar year, null chapters host about 100+ events across security domains and impact about 4000-6000 security professionals, enthusiasts and beginners with its initiatives. null has also been serving the security Industry by one of its most famous projects i.e. null Security Jobs portal - http://jobs.null.community which is the go-to place for security recruiters and applicants in the Indian sub-continent. null is open, professional, inclusive, responsible and most importantly completely volunteer driven.