Upcoming Meeting Topics

RISE meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month starting at 5:30pm. Meetings are free to attend and open to the public.

Date Topic Speaker
February 13 Red vs. Blue – A Day in the Life TBD
March 12 Red vs. Blue – Top 5 Observations TBD
April 9 TBD TBD
May 14 No meeting – come to BSides Roanoke!
May 30 BSides Roanoke TBD

 

January 2020 – An InfoSec Journey

While we often cover technical content, RISE exists to serve and grow the InfoSec talent in the Roanoke area. “How do I get started in InfoSec” is a common question from those trying to break into the profession. Perhaps this is you. Or perhaps you want to pursue InfoSec but have doubts that hold you back. Maybe you hesitate because of a lack of a degree, lack of contacts, or lack of experience. Resolve to come to the January RISE meeting to hear Ken Nevers’ journey to InfoSec.

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December 2019 – Wireless Intrusion Detection

We spend a lot of time discussing the on-line portion of InfoSec: application vulnerabilities, buffer overflows, log review, and network traffic analysis. But physical security remains an important part of an organization’s plan for dealing with threats. Environments that house particularly sensitive data may need to track or detect wireless devices for inventory tracking and secure area sanitization.

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Local InfoSec Slack

RISE member Aaron McPhall has set up a Slack workspace for discussion of InfoSec related topics. Networking through local groups is a great way to build your career and maybe even solve a problem or two. Check out the New River Valley InfoSec slack at https://nrv-infosec.slack.com/.

The NRV InfoSec Slack channel is an independent resource and not run or moderated by RISE. We are providing this external link to members interested in building their local professional network.

New Email Address

You may have noticed those weekly-ish emails from RISE are now coming from a new address! Our new address is info@roanokeinfosec.com. We’ll maintain the old email address but operations will shift over to the new address. If you are on the email list and haven’t received the test email or the October meeting reminder that goes out tonight, check your spam folder and drop us a line at the new address to let us know.

October 2019 – Threat Intel 101

Because nobody actually teaches this stuff in school
The term Threat Intelligence covers a lot of ground, from a known-bad IP address shared on Twitter to the tactics of a state-sponsored hacking group described in a classified DoD report. If you have access to the latter and use that kind of knowledge on a regular basis this talk probably isn’t for you. But if you’re interested in how you can use knowledge of your potential adversaries for network defense, read on!

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