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 :)
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.
Gynvael turned me on to your RE list on GH by the way. You're awesome in your own right!