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:

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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 Oct 2nd, 2021

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An update on the planning for BSides Roanoke:

The BSides Roanoke Planning Committee wants to reiterate our commitment to hosting a successful event for attendees and sponsors. We still desire to hold an in-person conference for the first BSides in Roanoke. Ongoing uncertainty with COVID-19 and public gatherings continues to make planning difficult. However with the start of vaccination programs we hope change is on the horizon.

We plan to hold an in-person BSides Roanoke event on October 2nd, 2021 at Virginia Western. This date avoids similar events in the region and should provide time for official guidance based on results from vaccination programs. As we move forward we will notify all stakeholders (sponsors, speakers, ticket holders) of the new date and continue preparation activities.

Producing a successful and safe event is at the forefront of our minds. We appreciate your support for this event, and thank you for continuing to work with us through obstacles presented by COVID-19. As planning progresses we will provide updates and work with you on sponsor-related conference activities. If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Thank you,
Your BSidesROA Planning Team