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.
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.
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.
This February we’re reviewing another popular infosec tool set: Burp Suite! RISE member Logan Diomedi will provide an overview to include installation, the tools included in the suite, and comparison to some similar tool sets.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Keith Swagler for his winning submission to the BSides Roanoke logo contest! We liked the simplicity of design, incorporation of the Roanoke Star, and following the general theme of other Security BSides event logos. Keith will enjoy some bragging rights as well as a new Yubikey 5 NFC.
You may have noticed those weekly-ish emails from RISE are now coming from a new address! Our new address is firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Because nobody actually teaches this stuff in school
The term Threat Intelligence covers a lot of ground, from a known-bad IP address shared on Twitter to the tactics of a state-sponsored hacking group described in a classified DoD report. If you have access to the latter and use that kind of knowledge on a regular basis this talk probably isn’t for you. But if you’re interested in how you can use knowledge of your potential adversaries for network defense, read on!