BSides Roanoke Logo Debut!

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.

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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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Event: Cyber Security Summit at Longwood University

The Longwood University College of Business and Economics and the Longwood Department of Computer Science would like to invite you to a Cyber Security Summit to be held on Tuesday, October 1st at 3:30pm in the Jarman Auditorium. Panelists Nino Milanese, Rhonda Vetere, General James Cartwright (US Marine Corps, Retired), and Dave Stafford will field questions about “Cyber Security in the Internet of Things Era“. The panel is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ms. Debbie Dautrich.

September 2019 – Capture the Flag Demonstration

Note: This cooperative event will start at 6:30pm!

Capture the Flag challenges offer the opportunity to improve your InfoSec skills whether you are a seasoned penetration tester or just starting your journey. An InfoSec novice may not sweep the competition but they will certainly improve their knowledge. Trying new things can be hard especially in a profession that contains talent that, at times, seems untouchable. Let’s calm those fears with a CtF demonstration and review.
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Black Hills Security – 30 Things to Get You Started

Many new RISE attendees ask how they can get started in InfoSec. Where do I start? What skills do I need. How can I learn new skills? Black Hills InfoSec posted a fantastic curated list of “30 Things to Get You Started”. It covers a variety of areas from log analysis, password cracking, hardware hacking, and more. Content includes blog posts and video to satisfy all types of learners.

It only takes initiative and a few minutes a day to sharpen your skills. RISE can help pair you with the people and tools – all you need to provide is the desire and effort!