Security Professionals with the Human Edge.

WHO you know will always propel WHAT you know.

Expanding your personal network where technology can't compete.

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Thank You All!

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Face to Face Meetings are simply the best!

Doing our part to build local people networks – Next Time, Thanks again!

This website summarized...

What is this group all about:

We are growing the #1 Security Industry Networking Group in Phoenix – meeting local peers and forming real relationships is worth your time and can only improve your opportunities.

We have two core competencies:

  1. Connecting Security Professionals in person, expanding opportunities.
  2. Discussing security trends & industry problems and their solutions.

All against a high quality backdrop of venues we’d hope you’d frequent yourself. 

Networking with a Purpose: Choosing the Right Group
Networking Group for Security Professionals
To join or not to join...

Discover the exclusive benefits we offer:

Members

Enhancing Your Professional Circle: The age old wisdom, ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” highlights the value of personal connections in career growth. Despite the utility of virtual meetings, face-to-face interactions forge the strongest bonds of trust. Authentic networking, much like friendship, thrives on personal engagement.

Vendors

Our gatherings maintain a technical and operational emphasis, and for this reason, we maintain a selective approach regarding attendance. Sales personnel are not included, aligning with our event’s specialized context. Vendors who complement the theme of our event are introduced formally and allotted a brief three-minute window to articulate the challenges they address.

Workshops

Security is about tackling and resolving issues proactively. We tailor our workshops to member preferences, delving into pressing topics. Our experts, sourced from our membership, local enterprises, and leading providers, ensure that learning and access to resources remain at the forefront.

Membership is annual...

The Economics of Membership

Membership is $59 annually. At $59 per year, membership affords you the chance to mingle with professionals who take their career as seriously as you do. This small investment is quickly recouped through the value of our complimentary offerings and can be refunded if you decide it’s not for you. Join us for a variety of professional gatherings from networking to specialized workshops, all tailored for the security sector in Phoenix.

These networking events are consistently scheduled for Wednesdays or Thursdays from 6-8pm, maintaining a business casual atmosphere. To ensure a focused and relevant experience, we welcome only the technical and leadership echelons of the security sector, exclusive of +1s and sales personnel, spanning across all industries.

The Future of Networking in Security
Networking Group for Security Professionals

upcoming event – 2024 TBA

The UNWIND for Security Professionals in Phoenix

UnWind with us at our next event

Meet Other Local Physical Cyber Security Professionals in Arizona

Physical and Cyber Security experts from across the Greater Phoenix Area

Meet for an evening of face-to-face engagement and local camaraderie. Step away from the screens and into an evening rich with the irreplaceable benefits of personal interaction. Savor the food, enjoy the drinks, immerse yourself in a festive atmosphere with music, and forge new professional relationships!

Who you'll meet at these events...

Positions of people you should expect to meet

  • The Hosts
  • Application Security Engineer
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Architect
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Cyber Threat Investigator
  • Data Privacy Manager
  • Data Privacy Specialist
  • Data Protection Officer
  • Director of Corporate Security
  • Director of Cyber Security
  • Director of Security
  • Director of Surveillance
  • Director of Threat Intelligence
  • Director Security Operations
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Facilities Security Manager
  • Group Chief Information Officer
  • Head of Cyber Security
  • Head of Information Security
  • Head of Security
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Security Architect
  • Information Security Engineer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
  • Information Technology Security Analyst
  • Information Technology Security Architect
  • Information Technology Security Manager
  • Information Technology Security Specialist
  • Information Technology System Administrator
  • Lead Security Engineer
  • Malware Analyst
  • Network Operations Specialist
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Network Security Architect
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Network Security Manager
  • Network Security Officer
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Network System Specialist
  • Penetration Tester
  • Physical Security Specialist
  • Protection Specialist
  • Risk Compliance Officer
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Architect
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Manager
  • Security Operations Center Analyst
  • Security Operations Center Architect
  • Security Operations Manager
  • Security Operations Specialist
  • Security Software Engineer
  • Security Solutions Architect
  • Senior Information Security Engineer
  • Senior Network Security Analyst
  • Senior Network Security Engineer
  • Senior Security Architect
  • Senior Security Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Security Engineer
  • Surveillance Analyst
  • Surveillance Engineer
  • Surveillance Manager
  • Surveillance Officer
  • Surveillance Operator
  • Surveillance Technician
  • System Integration Specialist
  • System Security Engineer
  • Technology Integration Specialist
  • Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Threat Intelligence Engineer
  • Threat Intelligence Lead
  • Vice President Security
  • 2 or 3 Technical Vendor Reps
  • Guest Speaker
What's it like at one of our events...

The event format explained

The theme is people interacting with other people.

This isn’t your typical networking event filled with endless vendor presentations. We host our events at top-notch venues, accompanied by great music in the company of enthusiastic peers eager to connect and meet new individuals. Dress Code: Business Casual.

6:00 to 6:25 Check-in with QR Code

  • Host interaction – networking, cocktails.

6:30 Doors close, 10 min welcome announcement

7:00 Food and appetizers served

7:45 Closing announcement

8:00 Event end

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What factors influence people to join our group..

After 20 years of attending events, we wanted something better:

Networking

Throughout the event, we are interacting with as many members as possible. Spurring connections between people. Introducing people from different industries. Helping people break the ice. Giving everyone the freedom, confidence and satisfaction of meeting new people and increasing their people network.

Venues Ambiance Music Food Parking

You are spending your time away from friends and family to attend events like we have for years. The Venue, Ambiance, Music, Food & Parking have to all contribute to its effectiveness. We poll members about these essential details to stay on top of what is working and why.

PRIVACY

What happens after an event where you entered your name and email address? You get spammed by the sponsors and everyone that paid to have the list of attendees. We do not do that. We do not saturate our events with vendors. The Vendors that do have presence inside our events get 3 mins to address the audience and an area to showcase their tech while keeping in the them of education, awareness and being a resource.

From a CMO and active networkers perspective...

Networking events have a 'cloudy' reputation

We’ve all been to events where we didn’t find any value then spammed afterwards…

Live events have a cloudy reputation in large part because the focus is usually on getting the highest sponsorship dollars to feed inflated ego’s, salaries and unnecessary spending. SecuritySocial.org is a lean mean and logical machine with strict adhesion to our core competencies of ‘connecting people’ and ‘problem / solution discussions’

“the primary currency is knowledge, and the primary goal is your professional growth.”

Here is the problem:

Too often, security professionals find themselves in a sea of sales pitches at networking events, which can overshadow the event’s core intent—career advancement and industry learning. We recognize that this common occurrence can detract from the rich, educational experience you seek.

Here is our solution:

At our upcoming event, we’re committed to keeping the focus on professional development for security experts. That’s why we’ve implemented a strict ‘no salespeople’ admission policy to ensure that our attendees can engage in genuine knowledge exchange without the usual disruptions. However, we value the role that relevant industry partners play in enriching our conversations and providing insights into emerging solutions.

How we balance this:

We’ve carefully selected a handful of sponsors who align with our mission and have limited their presentations to a brief 3-minute spotlight. This ensures that their contributions are concise, valuable, and integrated smoothly into the flow of the evening—avoiding any ‘in-your-face’ experiences. Our sponsors receive high-value returns through targeted exposure to a dedicated audience, and our attendees gain additional industry insights without the hard sell. It’s a win-win where the primary currency is knowledge, and the primary goal is your professional growth.

Physical Security Focus

The traditional security sector is undergoing a modern transformation.
Join our events centered on the evolving world of physical security.

Physical Barriers
Surveillance Systems
Access Control
Lighting
Security Personnel
Intrusion Detection Systems

Cyber Security Focus

The fastest moving part in security is thru software and networks.
Be a part of our events focused on the cyber security space.

Network Security
IoT Security
Cloud Security
Application Security
Endpoint Security
Mobile Security

Phoenix is Americas 5th Largest City...

Phoenix is underserved when it comes to Physical and Cyber Security

$316 Billion GDP

Yes, the annual Gross Domestic Product emerging from the Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, and Scottsdale Metro is truly impressive. Home to hundreds of companies employing security personnel, our economic hub is tasked with protecting billions of dollars in physical and digital assets, housed within sprawling buildings and extensive data centers.

88,000 employed

With nearly 88,000 security roles across the valley, our group captures an expanding segment of this specialized workforce. Each member stands at the forefront of influencing their organizations’ decisions on security products, solutions, and hardware adoption or upgrades. Local networking opportunities that offer the extensive reach and targeted engagement found at SecuritySocial.org are scarce, making our platform a vital conduit for these influential professionals.

4.8 Million People

Phoenix, America’s fifth-largest city, with a population of 4.8 million — and it’s still expanding. Alongside its growth, the demand for security solutions and skilled professionals continues. Our city’s residents, who embrace the sizzling summers, serve as a beehive of enterprise, yet it remains an untapped market ripe for security advancements, presenting vast opportunities for those in the know.

Your Invitation to Connect:

  1. Join the Movement: Register now to become an ground floor member of our exclusive network and mark your calendar for the next must-attend event.
  2. Savor the Experience: Delight in complimentary gourmet bites and refreshments as you forge meaningful connections with industry peers.
  3. Lock in the Early Bird Rate: Secure your annual membership at the special rate of just $59 before it rises to $129 in 2024.
  4. Risk-Free Exploration: Take a full 14 days to discover the value of our network, with the freedom to decide if it’s right for you.

Your Opportunity Awaits: Immerse yourself in face-to-face networking that promises to elevate your career and broaden your professional circle for a full year.

Our Confidence, Your Assurance:
We stand firmly behind the value our network offers. If you find it’s not for you, we’ll issue a hassle-free refund of your membership fee, no questions asked.

Jim
Nick
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Jim Hansen PSP®, CSEIP®

Vice President, Government Accounts

with over 20 years of networking experience

I've seen a lot and we're doing it better.

Jim Hansen served in the Marine Corps. Starting as a State Department contractor found his way working inside key companies (SAIC, BAE Systems, Chenega, Guidehouse) to his current post at Integrated Security Technologies. His strategic vision has consistently driven success and innovation, earning him recognition as a prominent figure in the field and awards valued at $1.5 Billion USD.

Jim has attended 100’s of networking events over his career and is a wealth of information on what works and what does not work in the Physical Security Space for both Government and Commercial. 

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Nick Angeli, Strategist

Growth Partner, SecuritySocial.org

with over 20 years of networking experience

Today's networking effort pays off tomorrow.

Nick Angeli learned to code out of necessity to be able to sell technology better than the next guy. His first success was selling fashion accessories online before there was Amazon. Automation was his skill set with a natural ability to sell. Next he switched to Hi Frequency Algo trading where he tuned code and created a business model that spanned 16 countries and countless networking events for 14 years. 

Nick’s passion project in the live event industry combined his technical and sales ability to secure contracts with national entertainment brands leading to his entry into the Cyber Security Event space at BlackHat Las Vegas 2023.