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.
RISE member Andrew Beard provided resources and tips for selecting open source data feeds for your threat intelligence platforms. Special thanks to R&K Solutions for hosting this event! Click through for links to video and slide presentation.
Thomas “Tweeks” Weeks (left) with CTF champs Ken Nevers (center) and Tyler Booth (right)
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 email@example.com. 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!
In case you’ve missed our last couple of meetings, RISE is committing significant time and sweat to planning the first Security BSides in the Roanoke area. We plan to present BSides Roanoke in May 2020!
Here is your opportunity to support your favorite local InfoSec group and make an impact on the premier of BSides Roanoke 2020!
Local InfoSec professionals showed up for another fantastic RISE meeting. Jared Register presented Log Aggregation vs SIEM and provided some fantastic demonstrations. Special thanks to Sycom Technologies for their support in hosting this event. Click through for link to the video!
The Longwood University College of Business and Economics and the Longwood Department of Computer Science would like to invite you to a Cyber Security Summit to be held on Tuesday, October 1st at 3:30pm in the Jarman Auditorium. Panelists Nino Milanese, Rhonda Vetere, General James Cartwright (US Marine Corps, Retired), and Dave Stafford will field questions about “Cyber Security in the Internet of Things Era“. The panel is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ms. Debbie Dautrich.
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.
Many new RISE attendees ask how they can get started in InfoSec. Where do I start? What skills do I need. How can I learn new skills? Black Hills InfoSec posted a fantastic curated list of “30 Things to Get You Started”. It covers a variety of areas from log analysis, password cracking, hardware hacking, and more. Content includes blog posts and video to satisfy all types of learners.
It only takes initiative and a few minutes a day to sharpen your skills. RISE can help pair you with the people and tools – all you need to provide is the desire and effort!