DC44141: Glasgow Defcon Chapter
Welcome back, we have intentionally kept the information on this site to a minimum. Lets face it we are all much busier than ever.
Hopefully it has all you need to keep you keen on getting involved in some way. Meetings will be held as per the following schedule information
Pop along. No one bytes!
- Tue 22/04/2014 - Venue from 6pm - Talks from 7.00pm
Passwords - what can we learn from Adobe password breach data - Nigel Pentland
Ever since working in Information Security I have always held a keen interest in the subject of passwords. Passwords remain one of the most fundamental building blocks upon which we build complex secure systems. I believe everyone, from system designers through to end systems users need to have some basic appreciation of the risks associated with using passwords. I have watched and followed many breaches, but I have found the Adobe password breach of 2013 particularly fascinating. I would like to look in detail at some of the data that was released into the public domain, and what the various implications of this have been, and are lkely to be going forward.
Nigel is an IT Security professional with over 30 years experience in IT, 20 years of which have been focused on security. He has a broad experience, but has always had a keen interest in anything relating to passwords.
- Wed 19/03/2014 - Venue from 7pm - Talks from 7.30pm
From n00b to 1337 in 60 mins - Paul Mason
Given that Cybersecurity is becoming an issue for all organisations, not just the largest ones. There is a shortage of qualified Cybersecurity professionals available to meet the needs of organizations. Cybersecurity competitions have come into existence to help train and recruit new professionals into the field. Over several years Paul has been a participant in competitions, challenges and researched training resources and qualifications. Building his skills from scratch as a hobby he has now gained employment as a Penetration Tester.
Security puzzles based on the real threats faced by organisations today helped him hugely in achieving this. Find out which countries and organisations are sponsoring security challenges; how they structure the competitions; how we can surmise what skills may be lacking and how we can learn to develop skills using ethical and legitimate resources. We'll finish with examples of a few questions, challenges and solutions in previous competitions.
PowerShell 4 Newbies - Robert 'Rab' Ray @rab_ray
Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell that includes an interactive prompt and scripting environment designed for administration of modern Windows machines, this talk aims to provide an overview of the basics of these tools to get you up and running quickly when choosing to use powershell in a security testing context. With a few examples of how it might be useful to assist with some common testing tasks or use it to assist with your ultimate goal of pwnage.
- 23/01/2014 - Counthouse Glasgow
1st Meetup - DC44141 is born!
A meeting to identify local interest of a organising a local DC chapter. Prepare and plan for future meets and discuss the chapter's purpose.