July 2020 – Password Attack and Defense

We’re back!  RISE is back for the month of July.  Once again, we will be hosting a virtual meeting, but we are hopeful that we will be able to meet in person again very soon.  This month we are going to cover end to end password attack and defense.  So, what does that mean exactly?  First, we will cover how nefarious actors steal your user’s credentials and how they use it, then we will discuss what free tools are available to audit passwords and defend against such attacks.   Topics covered will be things like Hunter.io, Phishing-Frenzy, Password Spraying, Hash-Cat, DPAT, have i been pwned, MFA and others.

This will be a high-level overview of the entire kill chain process however if we determine that more discussion is needed in one area, we will discuss getting it on the calendar for a more in-depth review.  I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the next meeting.  Be on the look out for more information regarding online meeting information.

Meeting scheduled for 5:30 pm, July 9th.  Online meeting details sent via email, please subscribe to the mailing list for more information.

See you all soon

Speaker BIO:


Robert Garbee

Twitter: @robgarbee

RISE: Roanokeinfosec.com

Robert Garbee is a Cyber Security Engineer working for the Carilion Clinic Information Security Department located in Roanoke Va.  In this role, Robert is responsible for performing threat analysis, network assessments and compliance auditing for enterprise network systems located in various locations scattered across Virginia.   He has more than 25 years of experience in information technology and during that time has held positions in information security, information technology and industrial security.   His certifications have included Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and most recently Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker(CEH).  Robert is also a graduate of Liberty University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management Information Security.

As a founder of the Roanoke Information Security Exchange (RISE) Robert has been asked to present to both local business leaders and community service groups.  Additionally, Robert has provided commentary for featured articles in the Roanoke Times and for WSLS News 10 in Roanoke, VA.

Robert can be contacted via the RISE website at Roanokeinfosec.com, or via email at robgarbee@yahoo.com or via Twitter @robgarbee.



BSides Roanoke 2020 Postponed – New Date May 22nd, 2021.

BSides Roanoke logoAs we continue to follow the events of Covid-19, the guidance from our local CDC and local government we know we are treading in uncharted waters. We want to ensure that we are not only successful in presenting valuable content, but also successful in protecting the safety of our sponsors, presenters and participants.

To that end, after consulting with our sponsors and Virginia Western Community College, we have decided to postpone BSidesROA to May 22nd, 2021. I know like us that many of you were very excited to participate in the inaugural BSidesROA event this year, and like you we hate that we are having to postpone. However, we will be back next year bigger and better! Rest assured that all tickets that have been purchased in 2020 will be valid for the new date in 2021. Please continue to stay safe as we navigate this unusual situation.

Please feel free to reach out to us at any time via our email at info@roanokeinfosec.com or via our website at bsidesroa.org. We look forward to seeing all of you in May 2021.

Thank you,
Your BSidesROA Planning Team