About Us

Who We Are

The SouthWest Cyber Security Forum is a monthly meet up group for the discussion of cyber security and related issues. The group is run by and for security professionals from the Phoenix Metro area and greater Arizona.

We are always looking for presenters, with relevant, accurate, and lively discussions of security topics. Presentations range from approachable overviews of current and upcoming trends in security to technical deep dives suitable for seasoned professionals.

If you have specific presenters or topics you would like to see in the future, or if you would like to sponsor one of our meetings, please contact us.

Our Schedule

We meet the first Monday of every month at GateWay Community College Phoenix, AZ. Meeting specifics are posted on the meetings page and also sent out via email.

We encourage all attendees to ask questions and share your experiences and expertise with the group so we can all improve our security skills. We do require all attendees to respect other's opinions, whether they agree or not, and keep the language and content appropriate for a business casual forum.

Most sessions are streamed, recorded and posted to the SWCSF YouTube Channel. However, some sessions, especially those with presenters from federal agencies, will not be made available on YouTube and may not be streamed in rare cases.

Food and drinks are provided for the in person meeting, however we can't yet post the pizza and drinks for download.


Meeting Format

Regular Meetings

Meetings run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and generally follow the format:

  • 6:00 - 6:30pm: Pre-Meeting Networking and Food
  • 6:30 - 6:40pm: Meeting Start and Announcements
  • 6:40 - 7:00pm: Updates and Announcements
  • 7:10 - 8:00pm: Presentation 1
  • 8:00 - 8:45pm: Presentation 2
  • 8:45 - 9:00pm: Wrap Up and Networking

Second Monday Meetings

On months where the first Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting is likely to be bumped to the second Monday of the month. Second Monday meetings may follow alternate formats and should be considered experimental.

Where we meet

Gateway Community College

GateWay Community College
Washington Campus, South Building
108 N 40th St,
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Exact Location

CPE Certificate:

We can issue CPE certificates for individuals that either attend the meetings OR demonstrate that they have viewed the content on our YouTube channel.