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!

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January 2019 – Phishing Frenzy

XKCD #1694 Phishing License

Source: xkcd.com

The holidays are over, but RISE is ramping up for a new year of presentations and meet-ups. Come out to our first meeting of 2019 to learn about phishing. Rob Garbee will present phishing concepts and show some open source tools to aid your organization’s phishing campaigns.

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CANCELLED – September 2018 – Software Exploitation (Part 2)

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Update: Unfortunately we are cancelling the September meeting due to weather. We will reschedule this presentation for our next regular meeting on 11 October.

September is National Preparedness Month – so prepare yourself by joining us at the next RISE meeting to better understand the threats facing your IT systems. We will continue to explore tools and techniques that attackers use to exploit software for code execution and shell access.

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July 2018 — ISE ISE Baby

RISE is excited to announce our July meeting – a cook-out hosted by ABS Technology! We are asking for RSVPs for this event so please read below if you plan to attend.

Our next meeting on Thursday, July 12, will be held at ABS Technology’s office in downtown Roanoke. Join us at 5:30pm for some great food in the view of Roanoke’s Downtown Historic District. Don’t worry about that summer heat as there will be plenty of ISE…Cisco Identity Services Engine. Speaker Lee Berdick will introduce ISE and discuss how it provides secure network access to users and devices.

Date: Thursday, July 12, 5:30pm

Address: ABS Technology, 109 Norfolk Ave, 2nd Floor, Roanoke, VA

RSVP REQUESTED! Please respond to roanokeinfosec@gmail.com if you will be there so we may estimate attendance. Free parking information will be provided to those who RSVP in advance. We don’t normally ask for this and appreciate your understanding so we can help our hosts plan for this special event.

Topic: Cisco ISE

Cisco ISE allows you to provide highly secure network access to users and devices. It helps you gain visibility into what is happening in your network, such as who is connected, which applications are installed and running, and much more. It also shares vital contextual data, such as user and device identities, threats, and vulnerabilities with integrated solutions from Cisco technology partners, so you can identify, contain, and remediate threats faster.

Speaker Bio: Lee Berdick
Lee joined ABS Technology in 2017 as a Senior Solutions Consultant. He graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Information Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Library Information Science.

Lee has been passionate about the IT field since he was 17 years old. It has been a central focus and interest in his life that led him to his career path. He holds several certifications including Certified Cisco Network Associate, Certified Cisco Design Associate, ITILv3, Palo Alto Networks Accredited Configuration Engineer, Splunk – SE I.

Outside of IT, Lee produces and DJ’s electronic dance music and has an extensive vinyl record collection with over 3,500 pieces.

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April Intro to KALI Meeting Notes

Thanks to Nate Sykes and R&K Solutions for hosting our April ‘Intro to KALI’ meeting! Rob Garbee reviewed some of the popular tools included in the KALI Linux distribution. Rob’s presentation can be downloaded using the link below.

We’re lining up events for the coming months. If you have a topic or idea of interest to the group, please drop us a line at roanokeinfosec@gmail.com.

Rob’s ‘Intro to Kali’ presentation

April 2018 – Intro to KALI

FINALLY!

It’s really gonna happen this time.  Seriously, I mean it.

KALI

After multiple attempts to get this one in we’re really gonna do it this time.

Our next meeting will be on April 12th at R&K Solutions in Roanoke, VA. at 5:30pm.  Our subject will be an Intro to KALI Linux.   If you don’t know what KALI Linux is or if you do but want to know a little more have we got a meeting for you!  This operating system  is the defacto standard for Pen Testing.  We will be going through some of the more popular tools such as Metasploit, SPARTA, NMAP and OpenVAS as well as Offensive Security cert paths.

Please come out and join us.

Address: R&K Solutions,  2797 Frontage Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24017

More info about KALI below:

Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. Kali contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering. Kali Linux is developed, funded and maintained by Offensive Security, a leading information security training company.

Jan 2018 – SANS Holiday Hack Challenge Party

 

 

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Hope everyone had a great holiday break!  Our next RISE meeting will be this coming Thursday the 11th at 5:30 pm R&K Solutions.  We will be trying our hand at the SANS 2017 Holiday Hack.  Please see the link below to setup your account and then bring your laptop on the 11th.  While we won’t be getting through the entire thing we will have a chance to hang out and share ideas.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn some new chops and to show off the ones you have.   Come on out, you don’t want to miss out on this year’s event.

https://holidayhackchallenge.com/2017

R&K Solutions

2797 Frontage Rd NW

Roanoke, VA 24017

Let’s do this!!!

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