The Center for Cyber Safety and Education is a charitable organization formed by the cybersecurity professional organization (ISC)2. The Center provides educational materials designed to educate and raise awareness of cybersecurity and cyberbullying. Visitors to the site can find information on cybersecurity research, scholarships, and educational packages designed to teach cybersecurity to elementary children – including free, downloadable basic packages for classes up to 20 students. Materials present concepts and situations at a fundamental level so non-IT professionals can share the message of cyber safety.
Many organizations, large and small, maintain an Active Directory environment. Over time even well-managed AD environments will suffer the crud of forgotten objects. Emergency changes and other unique additions often create resources that don’t follow established governance policy. Coping with system sprawl is a fact of life in most organizations. Our tools must help us cope with this and ensure that unintended vulnerabilities are introduced into the environment.
We had a great turnout and some insightful discussion for our April meeting covering Blockchain. While the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto remains a secret, Rob Perry enlightened the crowd with an overview of Blockchain and his insights on suitable and not-so-suitable applications.
Our friends at the Roanoke Linux Users Group will be presenting Virtual Machines on Linux – focusing on running Kali Linux in a virtual environment. This is a great opportunity to learn about different virtualization platforms such as Virtual Box and setting up your own Kali environment. Follow the link for more information and to RSVP for this event!
We’ve updated the Local Events page with some interesting InfoSec events and conferences within driving distance of the RISE area. These are great opportunities for broadening your knowledge, honing your professional skills, and networking with some other great InfoSec community members!
If you attend one of these events, we would love to hear from you! Send us an email with your thoughts and experiences on the event. Consider creating a presentation for an upcoming RISE meeting highlighting the event or diving into one of the skills you learned. If presentations aren’t your game, write up an article and submit to us for posting on our blog! Whatever you do, get out there – keep learning and share with others that you found them through RISE so we can spread the word to other potential area memberss!
The Charlotte Metro ISSA is presenting a Penetration Testing Workshop on April 30 – May 1, 2019. This two-day event is geared towards students and InfoSec professionals and covers many topics of interest to the RISE Membership. Follow the link for more information and ticketing details. If you attend, let them know you found them through RISE and shoot us an email with your thoughts on the course so we can share with other members!
Rob discusses jobs in InfoSec
We had a large turn out of seasoned and aspiring security professionals at the RISE Open Floor meeting this month. Thank you to all who attended and provided questions or personal experiences for the discussion. Special thanks to our hosts, ECPI University, and to TEKsystems for sponsoring pizza for the event! Continue reading
Blockchain! If you’re in IT or watch the news chances are you’ve heard this word lately. Come out to the next RISE meeting on April 11th as Rob Perry discusses Blockchain technology.
Our next RISE meeting will be an Open Floor event. Come for the food, stay for the networking and InfoSec discussion! We’ll have pizza sponsored by TEKsystems!
What’s all the buzz with this cloud business? Ed Summers gave us an introduction to commercial cloud services during our February meeting hosted by R&K Solutions.