Meeting Notes – Hack the Box

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We ran into a few issues with flight delays and technology – unfortunately our streaming and recording failed to save audio for this event so we do not have a video available. But RISE attendees pulled together to make this a great interactive meeting covering Hack the Box. If you weren’t able to make the event, keep reading for notes from the demonstrations. Special thanks to R&K Solutions for hosting this event.

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August 2019 – Log Aggregation vs SIEM

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Logs. We’ve talked about them in several presentations. “Maintenance, Monitoring, and Analysis of audit logs” is one of the basic CIS security controls. Security administrators have many choices in tools that handle logs, but do you really understand the purpose, function, and use case for each? What makes a “log aggregation” tool and a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tool different? When would you use one over the other?

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July 2019 – Hack the Box

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One of the most asked about topics at RISE meetings is “How do I become a Red Teamer?” or “What skills do I need for penetration testing?” As the “opposition force” of IT security, Red Teams have long held the most visible and alluring jobs in the realm of InfoSec. Shrouded in mystery they are known for their advanced skills that can penetrate even the most diligent of defenses. The role requires a breadth of IT system and application knowledge but also depth in several areas to understand fundamentals of operation and how to thwart them. This sometimes poses a barrier to entry to the new InfoSec professional uncertain about how to approach the myriad skills needed for success in the role.

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Meeting Notes – Sniffing Active Directory with Bloodhound

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Aaron McPhall put together an excellent brief on using Bloodhound as a blue teaming tool to identify unknown or unintended avenues of privilege escalation in your Active Directory infrastructure. If you missed out – don’t despair! View a recording of the brief on the RISE YouTube channel.

RISE extends special thanks to the following for their support of this event:

ABS Technology – Hosting and fantastic refreshments

R&K Solutions – Live-streaming and recording support

SyCom SOC Launch Social

SyCom Technologies, a local IT solutions provider and RISE supporter, is holding a social event to celebrate the launch of their Security Operations Center. The event will be held on June 18th at Parkway Brewing in Salem, VA. Registered attendees will learn about this new cybersecurity offering and have the opportunity to network with other IT professionals over refreshments and appetizers courtesy of SyCom and their partner, Cybersafe Solutions. For more information, email SyCom at events@sycomtech.com.