San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Greater Augusta ISSA invites you to join us for our next quarterly meeting. We are excited to present Bryce Galbraith (https://twitter.com/BryceGalbraith)!
About Bryce Galbraith
As a contributing author of the internationally bestselling book Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions, Bryce helped bring the secret world of hacking out of the darkness and into the public eye. Bryce has held security positions at global ISPs and Fortune 500 companies, he was a member of Foundstone's renowned penetration testing team and served as a senior instructor and co-author of Foundstone's Ultimate Hacking: Hands-On course series. Bryce is currently the owner of Layered Security where he provides specialized vulnerability assessment and penetration testing services for clients. He teaches several of the SANS Institute's most popular courses and develops curriculum around current topics. He has taught the art of ethical hacking and countermeasures to thousands of IT professionals from a who's who of top companies, financial institutions, and government agencies around the globe. Bryce is an active member of several security-related organizations, he holds several security certifications and speaks at conferences around the world.
Organizations are spending unprecedented amounts of money in an attempt to defend their assets...yet all too often, one click is all it takes for everything to come toppling down around them. Every day we read in the news about national secrets, intellectual property, financial records, and personal details being exfiltrated from the largest organizations on earth. How is this being done? How are they bypassing our defenses (e.g. strong passwords, non-privileged accounts, anti-virus, firewalls/proxies, IDS/IPS, logging, etc.)? And most importantly, what can we do about it? A keen understanding of the true risks we face in today's threatscape is paramount to our success..
This presentation will walk through an example spear-phishing campaign to demonstrate:
How attackers perform recon on key individuals in target organizations (e.g. admins, executives, engineers, help desk personnel, etc.)
How attackers craft and deliver payloads that bypass most detection mechanisms
How attackers elevate privileges to super-user levels - even on fully-patched systems
How attackers bypass strong passwords, smart cards, multi-factor, bio-metrics, and virtually all forms of strong authentication
How attackers move throughout the environment in search of their "prize" with minimal footprint or artifacts
How attackers exfiltrate secrets from the organization undetected
Many organizations are busy being busy, managing all kinds of projects and initiatives. They have the right products. They have more logs than they know what to do with. Yet the uncomfortable question persists, "Is it working?" If one click by a user is all it takes, we need to re-evaluate...
About the Greater Augusta ISSA
The ISSA is an international organization of Information Systems Security Professionals. Read more about the Global ISSA at http://www.issa.org. The Greater Augusta Chapter of the ISSA meets quarterly. We invite you to attend our meetings to meet with other local security professionals, to network, share ideas, receive technical training, and to have fun while you earn CPE’s.
Members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on SANS training and social "meet and greet" opportunities with some of the industry's celebrities. The discounts on a single course can pay for your membership for the year! If you're not a member already, please see:
Where and When
The presentation will be at Georgia Regents University (formerly known as Augusta State) in Room UH-170 of University Hall on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:15PM. Please note no pizza will be provided for this meeting. For a map showing the location of University Hall, please see the parking pass (which you'll need to print and place on your dashboard):
This is a FREE public meeting.
This meeting is sponsored by the Hull College of Business (http://www.gru.edu/hull/).
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