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.
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 email@example.com.
It’s really gonna happen this time. Seriously, I mean it.
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.
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.
2797 Frontage Rd NW
Roanoke, VA 24017
Let’s do this!!!
Thanks to Grant for a great presentation and to ECPI for providing an excellent venue. It was an awesome meeting. To see the presentation via YouTube please click the link below.
Victor Garcia will be sharing what vulnerabilities he sees most often when performing Pen Tests and how to fix them.
Victor Garcia is a Security Consultant, Penetration Tester for Sword & Shield Enterprise Security. His primary role consists of conducting network vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, and web application assessments. He also performs social engineering assessments such as phishing campaigns, telephone pre-texting, and malicious USB drops. He has more than 8 years of experience in the technical field in roles such as help desk, network and system administration, auditing, and information security. Additionally, Victor holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering and has also obtained several Offensive Security certifications.
The last presenter we had from Sword & Shield, Russel Van Tuyl, hit it out of the park. Definitely looking forward to Victor’s presentation. Guessing that while low hanging fruit are great for pen testing, they might be so good for the rest of us 🙂
The SANS Holiday Hack Challenge is going to be released on Dec 9th, we’re going to party on Dec 15th:
If you’re not familiar with the challenge it is an annual event put on by Ed Skoudis and his team. It is essentially a game that involves a series of cyber security challenges designed to get you to learn a wide variety of skills. The team does a phenomenal job. It has elements for all skill levels and hints as you go along the way. Last year’s challenge was EPIC and I think my wife was ready to kill me if I didn’t stop playing. I’ll warn you, it can get addictive.
The challenges are kept online each year so you can continue to play, even if you didn’t complete it by the deadline. Here is last year’s challenge if you want take a look: https://holidayhackchallenge.com/ This link will likely update to the 2016 challenge on 12/9. If so, here is a list of past challenges: https://pen-testing.sans.org/holiday-challenge/
I can honestly say, after playing last year, I have looked forward to this year’s challenge all year long. My wife, maybe not so much, since I had my head buried in my laptop for 2 weeks last time 🙂 Here are just a few of the things I either learned about, or added skills to while playing last years challenge: sed, awk, scapy, python, JSON, SQL injection techniques, numerous web application pentesting techniques, Burp Suite, mondoDB, firmware extraction, DNS CnC and data exfil. And when I wasn’t pulling out my hair, I had an absolute blast doing it!
Join us on 12/15 to work on the Holiday Hack Challenge. It is for all skill levels and you will be surprised how much you will learn. We will have wifi access available so everyone can work on the challenge. If you are a student and want to participate but don’t have a laptop, let us know and I will make arrangements so you will have somethig to work on.
To make the best use of the time at the party, go ahead and sign up for an account once the challenge is posted on 12/9. You can start playing anytime after you get an account. I also recommend having some sort of virtualization software on your laptop such as VirtualBox or VMWare Player, both are free. And having a VM running Kali set up. Or if Kali is your main OS you may want to have a Windows VM setup. All of that will aid you in the challenge.
As usual we’ll have beer/soda and snacks. Just bring your brains because you’re going to need them.
The meeting will be at 5:30pm on 12/15 at R&K Solutions, 2797 Frontage Rd NW, STE 1000, Roanoke, VA 24017. Google Maps.
We are in for a treat in September! Jeremy Dorrough is going to do an updated version of the presentation he did at DEF CON last year.
USB Attack to Decrypt Wi-Fi Communications
Jeremy Dorrough Senior Network Security Architect / Genworth Financial
The term “Bad USB” has gotten some much needed press in last few months. There have been talks that have identified the risks that are caused by the inherent trust between the OS and any device attached by USB. I found in my research that most of the available payloads for the USB rubber ducky would be stopped by common enterprise security solutions. I then set out to create a new exploit that would force the victim to trust my Man-In-The-Middle access point. After my payload is deployed, all Wi-Fi communications will be readable, including usernames, passwords and authentication cookies. The attack will work without the need of elevating privileges, which makes it ideal for corporate environments.
Bio: Jeremy has built his career around protecting assets in the most critical IT sectors. He started his career working in a Network Operations Security Center for the US Army. He then went on to work as a Network Security Engineer defending Dominion’s North Anna Nuclear Power Station. He is currently a Senior Network Security Engineer/Architect at Genworth Financial. He is a MBA, CISSP, CEH, GIAC GPPA, CSA CCSK, ABCDEFG… Blah Blah Blah.
Jeremy has spent over 10 years researching and implementing new ways to defend against the latest attacks. He enjoys creating new exploits and feels it makes him a more well-rounded defensive Security Engineer. He is happily married and a father to two soon to be hackers. When he’s not staring at a command prompt, he is busy building and driving demolition derby cars.
ECPI was kind enough to host this month, the meeting will be on Sept. 8th @ 5:30pm.
Our discussion subject for the month of March was Network Pen Tests.
- What are they?
- Do they provide value?
- How are they done?
- What do you do with the results?
Our guest speaker was Russel C. Van Tuyl (@Ne0nd0g). Russel is an experienced Network Pen Tester with Sword & Shield in Knoxville, TN and has agreed to walk us through his Network Pen Testing procedures.
Here is a quick write up about his presentation:
Attackers can take complete control of a Windows domain by establishing full administrative rights to networks resources. This access can then be used to steal your organizations crown jewels, the thing that makes your organization money. This talk will introduce common attack paths used to compromise a domain. Additionally, a brief introduction to the tools used to perform some of these common attacks will be covered. This presentation will conclude by providing information on mitigating or detecting these common attacks. The audience will be provided with an opportunity to ask any questions, even if they’re not related to the presentation.
Update: Russel did a fantastic job presenting. His presentation was entertaining and had a ton of great information. He not only covered some of the techniques he uses when pen testing, he also talked about ways to mitigate them. If you didn’t walk away with a “To Do” list of things to check on your network, or a list of fun new things to try, you weren’t paying attention.
Here are the slides from the presentation:
He demonstrated how PowerShell can be an admins best friend, or worst enemy, by showing us how easy it was to use PowerShell Empire to compromise a box.
Our own Grant Sims has since created step by step video showing how to use one of the PowerShell techniques Russel spoke about. He shows how to use PowerSploit to get a meterpreter shell:
At our Nov. 2015 meeting our guest was Col. Lapthe Flora (bio below), brigade commander of the 91st Troop Command. He shared his experience dealing with the advance persistent threat represented by outside actors. He talked about some of the steps DoD is taking for prevention, how cyber warfare is moving out of the realm of science fiction and becoming a real threat and weapon, and current need for DoD to develop talent.
Col. Flora’s Bio:
Col. Lapthe Flora is currently the brigade commander of the 91st Troop Command, headquartered at Bowling Green, Va. Col. Flora’s command includes the Petersburg-based 276th Engineer Battalion, the Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, the Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit, the Norfolk-based Joint National Guard Augmentation Unit and the Fairfax-based Information Operations Support Center.
Flora started his military career in 1988 in the Virginia National Guard after graduating from the Virginia Military Institute and has since served in every staff position within 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, including as commander of that battalion. Additionally, Flora served as the 116th IBCT executive officer, 29th Infantry Division’s director of operations and most recently as the Joint Force Headquarters – Virginia director of strategic plans. He has successfully completed three overseas deployments to Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan.
In his civilian capacity, Flora is the Senior Applications Engineer with Harris Night Vision & Communications Solutions in Roanoke, Va., and holds six patent awards related to the AN/PVS-14 and AN/AVS-9 night goggles.