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.
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!
Note: This cooperative event will start at 6:30pm!
Capture the Flag challenges offer the opportunity to improve your InfoSec skills whether you are a seasoned penetration tester or just starting your journey. An InfoSec novice may not sweep the competition but they will certainly improve their knowledge. Trying new things can be hard especially in a profession that contains talent that, at times, seems untouchable. Let’s calm those fears with a CtF demonstration and review.
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.
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Let’s do this!!!
We had a great time at our December meeting trying our hand at the SANS Holiday Hack and we are planning on our next meeting being just as entertaining. This month we will having an “Open Mic Night” at ECPI on January 12th at 5:30pm.
Here’s how it works, collect those burning IT Security questions and bring them to the group. We will give everyone an opportunity to ask the group questions and then see what we as a group of security professionals can contribute as a whole. The idea is that one of us is never as smart as all of us so let’s share our questions and our knowledge to better secure the valley. If you don’t have any questions that’s fine, we still need you to share your experiences with those of us that do have questions.
We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday the 12th at ECPI.