October 2020 – Defense Against the Dark Arts

Our October meeting will be a joint event with the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council. As this is a special event, please note the special date and time and that registration is required

We work tirelessly to bring you a variety of InfoSec content every month. We talk about blue team, identity management, SIEM, and even legal issues. But we know….we know it’s the dark arts you fancy. This month we’re teaming up with our friends at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council to bring you a double benny:  deep technical content presented by local talent!

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April 2020 – Secure SD-WAN

Due to restrictions on public gatherings, this month’s meeting will be virtual. Web conference connection info will be provided via the RISE Email List.

Nearly every organization is going through Wide Area Network (WAN) Edge Transformation and the continued adoption of Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) are a prominent driver of these changes. Business-critical applications and infrastructure are moving to the cloud and legacy WAN architectures no longer meet performance expectations. Business operations require higher performance and availability across distributed enterprises.

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CANCELLED – March 2020 – Social Gaming Night

We apologize for the inconvenience – due to work-related preparations for the on-going COVID-19 situation we must cancel tonight’s social meet-up.

The Game of Life: Century Edition, special technology edition pack Laugh Cartoon, Cartoon Jokes, Funny Cartoons, Funny Comics, Funny Cute, The Funny, Hilarious, Computer Jokes, Technology Humor, Humor, Funny
About once a year RISE holds an event with no formal topic or presenter. We use these meetings to open the floor to questions or general discussion and socialize with those sharing a common interest in InfoSec. This year we wanted to try something different – a social gaming night for the RISE community.

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January 2020 – An InfoSec Journey

While we often cover technical content, RISE exists to serve and grow the InfoSec talent in the Roanoke area. “How do I get started in InfoSec” is a common question from those trying to break into the profession. Perhaps this is you. Or perhaps you want to pursue InfoSec but have doubts that hold you back. Maybe you hesitate because of a lack of a degree, lack of contacts, or lack of experience. Resolve to come to the January RISE meeting to hear Ken Nevers’ journey to InfoSec.

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December 2019 – Wireless Intrusion Detection

We spend a lot of time discussing the on-line portion of InfoSec: application vulnerabilities, buffer overflows, log review, and network traffic analysis. But physical security remains an important part of an organization’s plan for dealing with threats. Environments that house particularly sensitive data may need to track or detect wireless devices for inventory tracking and secure area sanitization.

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Local InfoSec Slack

RISE member Aaron McPhall has set up a Slack workspace for discussion of InfoSec related topics. Networking through local groups is a great way to build your career and maybe even solve a problem or two. Check out the New River Valley InfoSec slack at https://nrv-infosec.slack.com/.

The NRV InfoSec Slack channel is an independent resource and not run or moderated by RISE. We are providing this external link to members interested in building their local professional network.

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.