RuCTFe 2019

Below is a post from Sam “tacoman” Shrum, one of our #misec members, who summarized our teams efforts at this years RuCTFe competition. His original post is at his personal blog: November 23rd was the RuCTFE 2019 competition, with my second year playing with the #misec team. Last year’s competition was my first CTF […]


GamerSec is an online infosec community for those interested in video games. It’s a place to discuss and play video games with others in the industry. We have weekly game nights for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUND (PUBG), Blizzard games, and more. To participate we have a Google Groups ( and a Discord channel ( setup. If you have […]

Get ready for GrrCON 2017!

GrrCON is an information security and hacking conference that provides the Midwest InfoSec community with a fun atmosphere to come together and engage with like minded people. GrrCON is relatively small with around 1,500 attendees to allow for those things other events leave out. Whether you are a Fortune 500 executive, security researcher, industry professional, student, or a […]

HackTheArch2017 at Baker College

In June, #misec had a team compete with the baker cyber defense group in HackTheArch17. It was a Capture-the-Flag (CTF) event in which competitors or teams (max 4 players per team) use their cybersecurity techniques to solve puzzles in order to obtain flags. There were four teams at the college, we were remote and many […]

Road Trip to Circle City Con

CircleCityCon is June 9-11 in Indianapolis. Several #misec speakers are on the schedule, including Joel Cardella (The Decision Makers Guide To Managing Risk) and Wolfgang Goerlich (And the Clouds Break). And you know that threat modeling and security exercises thing #misec is always talking about? Wolfgang Goerlich is doing a 4-hour training class (Building and […]

Another Successful Converge/Bsides Detroit

On the heels of the fourth Converge Detroit and seventh Bsides Detroit, #misec celebrates another successful year contributing! Bsides Detroit was built on the idea of an interactive community based learning experience. Joined with Converge, that experience still lives on today through the conferences themselves, and through the creation of #misec at the first Bsides. However, […]

Get Your Copy of Defensive Security Handbook

One of the core values of #misec is recognizing the achievements of the community. One such achievement is the release of Amanda Berlin’s (@infosystir) new book, Defensive Security Handbook. Co-authored by Lee Brotherston (@synackpse) and published by O’Reilly Media, the Defensive Security Handbook has become a premier authority on how to secure your modern infrastructure. […]

Setting Up Slack for #misec

Why Slack? At the 2015 RuCTF, we used to transfer notes and share files. For those that don’t know about Slack, it’s a modern chat client. While it may be just another messaging app to some people. I’ve used it through college, at work, and for groups like #misec and There’s been talk […]