I am seriously considering to start an informal forum for security people on Long Island to get together regularly and discuss issues that we encounter, and ways that we address them. The goal is to be as open as we can without compromising our companies, and build a level of trust and respect among peer practitioners.

Most of the established security groups, such as ISSA, focus strongly on New York City and its financial services industry, and I believe that having an additional Long Island-centered forum to discuss issues will be beneficial.

If anyone is interested in this, please respond to this message or send me a message. I'd love to talk to you in more detail and see if this is viable.