The RE101 and RE102 courses are created and run by Amanda Rousseau (Malware Unicorn), and she is amazing for giving back to the community constantly. I would definitely recommend following her on Twitter : https://twitter.com/malwareunicorn
The reason I bring all of this up, is since your typo "securedog" reminded me of (coincidentally) @malwareunicorn's 2 dogs : Malware Research Dog, and RE Pup. Absolutely adorable dogs :)
Gynvael turned me on to your RE list on GH by the way. You're awesome in your own right!
I get the feeling than most people who identify with the infosec community though are just looking for a group to associate with and don't add any sort of value. Which kind of turns me off on the community.