Meeting Notes – February 2020

If you missed our February meeting, catch the replay here! Logan Diomedi’s Introduction to Burp Suite is now on the RISE YouTube channel. Special thanks to ABS Technology / ePlus for hosting this event!

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BSides Roanoke 2020: Call for Papers announced!

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Update: Due to the BSides Roanoke 2020 being postponed to July 11, the Call for Papers deadline has been extended to May 30th!

Here’s your chance to be a part of the inaugural Security BSides event in the Roanoke region! BSides Roanoke announces Call for Papers (CFP) for our event occurring May 30th at Virginia Western Community College. We encourage all interested InfoSec professionals to submit their proposals for a 45-minute talk. The conference aims to include a mix of intermediate-to-advanced technical and concept/research based discussions. Get those proposals in! If you have any questions about the CFP or BSides Roanoke 2020 give us an email at info@roanokeinfosec.com.

Meeting Notes – January 2020

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!

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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.