Calendar

September – October 2014

Sep
2
Tue
2014
How to Not Get Owned @ Cafe 4
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NOTE: The room opens at 6pm, but the speaker does not begin until 7pm, with the hour between for socializing.

Speaker: Andrew Smith

Topic: How to Not Get Owned

It seems about every other day I read some poorly written article talking about “so and so got hacked” providing no detail of any use except “it was the APTz and they used 0dayz n’ stuff”. One the other hand, other articles that make headlines are discussing “Researchers break SSL” and what they forget to mention/dont understand is that in the fine print it says the browser has to be running some specific configuration and the server has to be angled in some strange way and you need to have at least three NICs installed for there to be a chance that a cookie will be intercepted. This talk will attempt to detail multiple real world attacks (ones that actually get you owned) in a “lessons learned” format.

About the Speaker

Andrew is a penetration tester by day, wannabe security researcher by night, the CEO of his laptop, and general trouble maker. Andrew has been interested in computer security as far back as he can remember. The concept of your computer becoming his computer has fascinated him from a very young age. He is a contributor to multiple open source security projects including OWASP, Metasploit, and PowerSploit. He has identified and reported multiple security vulnerabilities in high profile software including video conferencing products, file sharing products, content management systems, and security products. He currently works for Sword and Shield Enterprise Security.

Oct
7
Tue
2014
Best Practices for Active Directory Groups and Permissions @ Cafe 4
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NOTE: The room opens at 6pm, but the speaker does not begin until 7pm, with the hour between for socializing.

Speaker: Stephen Rea

Topic: Best Practices for Active Directory Groups and Setting Permissions

In this discussion we will talk about best practices for managing access and permission to files and devices using Active Directory Groups to simplify administration and reduce the headaches caused by access issues for users. The discussion should take about 20-25 minutes and there will be time for Q/A during and after.

About the Speaker

Stephen is a Subject Matter Expert for Active Directory and Citrix XenApp at AT&T as a Principal Technical Architect in its Hosting & Applications Services Division, building custom High Availability and Disaster recovery solutions for Enterprise Scale Citrix implementations as well as dozens of Custom Windows Based solutions. He has as well designed ESSO Solutions including one for a major hotel chain that collapsed more than 150 Active directory Domains across several countries with more than 100,000 users. Over the last 18 months he has been managing a small team of SharePoint SMEs; designing Microsoft SharePoint environments for Fortune 500 and 100 companies specializing in Disaster Recover