RISE meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month starting at 5:30pm. Meetings are free to attend and open to the public.
||Introduction to Burp Suite
||Red vs. Blue – Top 5 Observations
||No meeting – come to BSides Roanoke!
Here’s your chance to be a part of the inaugural Security BSides event in the Roanoke region! BSides Roanoke announces Call for Papers (CFP) for our event occurring May 30th at Virginia Western Community College. We encourage all interested InfoSec professionals to submit their proposals for a 45-minute talk. The conference aims to include a mix of intermediate-to-advanced technical and concept/research based discussions. Get those proposals in! If you have any questions about the CFP or BSides Roanoke 2020 give us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This February we’re reviewing another popular infosec tool set: Burp Suite! RISE member Logan Diomedi will provide an overview to include installation, the tools included in the suite, and comparison to some similar tool sets.
Ken Nevers shared his inspirational story rising from rock-bottom to being a self-employed InfoSec professional. We appreciate Ken’s willingness to share such a personal story that is certain to inspire others. If you missed out on this meeting be sure to check out the video!
View video on RISE YouTube Channel
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.
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.
Congratulations to Keith Swagler for his winning submission to the BSides Roanoke logo contest! We liked the simplicity of design, incorporation of the Roanoke Star, and following the general theme of other Security BSides event logos. Keith will enjoy some bragging rights as well as a new Yubikey 5 NFC.
RISE member Andrew Beard provided resources and tips for selecting open source data feeds for your threat intelligence platforms. Special thanks to R&K Solutions for hosting this event! Click through for links to video and slide presentation.
Thomas “Tweeks” Weeks (left) with CTF champs Ken Nevers (center) and Tyler Booth (right)
Fantastic turn-out for the Capture the Flag demonstration held jointly with the Roanoke Linux User’s group. Thanks to everyone who participated! We had a great turnout – almost 50 participants.