Ken Nevers shared his inspirational story rising from rock-bottom to being a self-employed InfoSec professional. We appreciate Ken’s willingness to share such a personal story that is certain to inspire others. If you missed out on this meeting be sure to check out the video!
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.
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.
Selecting a Managed Security Services Provider shouldn’t be like speed dating, but rather like finding a life partner. This presentation will help guide you in finding an MSSP that meets your organization’s needs so you can “swipe left” on MSSPs that are all show and no go.
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.
Fantastic turn-out for the Capture the Flag demonstration held jointly with the Roanoke Linux User’s group. Thanks to everyone who participated! We had a great turnout – almost 50 participants.
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.