Helping people choose career trajectories and overcome hurdles in employment has been a fascinating window into the fears, insecurities, concerns, problems, and victories of a wide range of people who work (or want to work) in cybersecurity. Many of their challenges are more universal than people are brave enough to admit, and everyone can learn from them to have a happier career.
Quite often when we read best practices we are told ‘what’ to do, but not the ‘why’. When we are told to ensure there are no false positives in the pipeline, the reason seems obvious, but not every part of DevOps is that intuitive, and not all ‘best practices’ make sense on first blush. Let’s explore tried, tested, and failed methods, and then flip them on their head, so we know not only what to do to avoid them, but also why it is important to do so, with these DevSecOps WORST practices.
Learn a few tricks of the trade right next to a real lock picking lab with eight doors. Rick Wisser and David Flethcer will take you through a few common Physical Security misconfigurations and how to abuse them. They will also discuss Rules of Engagement and how to "Blend in While Breaking In". Following the presentation, members of WWHF will be there to assist you performing door hacks, LIVE!
In 2023 cloud environments are becoming increasingly complex resulting in wide variety of misconfigurations. In this workshop you'll learn how to use point and shoot tools from the open ecosystem for cloud security assessments along with a few pro tips on how to segment and sandbox those. We will also dive into continuous auditing and how to setup long term dashboards for organizations to assess their maturity over time. Attendees will leave with a firm understanding of how to leverage the tools, articulate which method is better based on use case, and assume various roles (safely) in the AWS. Don't miss this session with AntiSiphon instructor Andrew Krug. Attendees should bring a laptop with any modern Linux virtual machine or MacOS.
Since the mid-80s, the Domain Name System (DNS) has been instrumental in improving the useability of computer networks and the Internet. In 2000, Microsoft released Active Directory (AD) which combined DNS with a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) database and Kerberos authentication to create a unified directory service platform. Since AD’s release, the fates of AD and DNS have been linked. In fact, you might say they are married. In this talk, we will discuss existing DNS attacks that can be used to compromise AD and the ways to mitigate AD-specific DNS vulnerabilities.
Join this presentation for a comprehensive overview of modern cybersecurity threats and how breaches occur. We will highlight the various methods used by cybercriminals, including phishing, social engineering, and ransomware attacks, and emphasize the importance of identifying and addressing vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. There are a lot of vulnerabilities in the wild, and IT administrators and security professionals often focus on the wrong issues because they are easier to monitor or measure. By the end of the presentation, you will have gained valuable insights into the latest cybersecurity threats and how to protect against them.
During this presentation, I will provide an in-depth exploration of GraphRunner's features, showcasing its role in elevating post-exploitation strategies. Designed to empower both red team professionals and defenders, this toolset equips users with a means to navigate the intricate Graph API at the heart of M365 and manipulate it for offensive purposes. GraphRunner offers functionalities that aid in lateral movement, data exfiltration, privilege escalation, and persistence within M365 accounts. By offering practical demonstrations of the toolset's capabilities, this talk aims to bridge the gap between theoretical attack concepts and their tangible real-world application.
This presentation describes some of the challenges of malware development for Red Team initial access operations, and how continuous integration/continuous development (CICD) pipelines can be employed to assist in solving the challenges. The presentation will start by introducing some of the known techniques employed by modern endpoint defense software, and then describe how a CICD approach can be used to enable unique malware artifact production for bypass and initial access operational success. It is hoped that this presentation will stimulate ideas and discussion surrounding both source code obfuscation and related dynamically triggered child pipeline utilization.
Incident Response teams need to be more capable in responding to attacks than ever before. Threat actors are continually updating their TTPs and their ability to rapidly traverse target networks. A significant challenge IR teams face is the lack of opportunities to leverage their tools and processes on a routine basis. Annual technical training or the organization-wide Tabletop Exercise (TTX) is insufficient in preparing IR teams to address the challenges. What is needed is actual practice against a live threat actor.
To effectively mitigate the risks associated with AI-based cybersecurity systems, it is crucial to implement a range of risk mitigation strategies, such as developing robust training datasets, multi-layered security architectures, industry-standard practices into accountability and transparency, and continuously monitoring and updating AI models. Additionally, organizations must prioritize the development of human-AI collaboration frameworks that enable seamless integration between human and AI-based cybersecurity systems.
Introducing FalconHound, a toolkit that integrates with Microsoft Sentinel, Defender for Endpoint, the Azure Graph API, Neo4j and the BloodHound API to get the most out of your data. Some of its features allow it to track sessions, changes to the environment, alerts, and incidents on your entities and much, much more. All in near-real time!
Our role as “red teamers” is to try developing techniques that simulate these activities and to improve organisational security by training defensive security teams to check for every single bit (not literally) of data and also anticipate the locations from which attackers may conduct their operations. The technique discussed in this research only shows the basic mindset that can be developed further with each engagement.
This presentation will provide an overview of LLMs, including their strengths and limitations, and discuss how they are being used in disinformation campaigns. Additionally, the presentation will examine the potential impact of LLMs on the future of work, particularly in the field of computer security, and highlight the need for new strategies to deal with the increasing sophistication of LLM-generated attacks. The talk will conclude by discussing the ethical and social implications of LLMs, particularly in relation to job displacement and data privacy.
Today's DevOps world has several new responsibilities added to the everyday engineer's existence. For example, a developer often has to assist in incident response and threat hunts. Unfortunately, these skills are hard to learn and can come at a cost if they are done on the job while an event is ongoing.
Endpoint protections are getting better every day. Attackers are having to change their tactics more and more to achieve execution which, in turn, makes it harder for red teams to emulate their attacks. In this talk, Corey Overstreet will be covering initial common methods used to get payloads around AV/EDR and application allow-listing.
Fonts are like pants for words. How you dress, how you speak, your non-verbal communication, is all part of what you convey to other people when interacting face to face. In graphics, design is that non-verbal portion of written communication. Here in the information security world, design can help facilitate that knowledge transfer, making content easier to understand, tools more identifiable, and interfaces more accessible.
Ever had a dream where you were in front of hundreds of people waiting for you to give a presentation only to realize you’ve never seen the slides, don’t know the subject, and everyone there expects you to be the expert? Yes? Well buckle up because that dream becomes an entertaining dumpster fire of infosec proportions when you join us at Wild West Hackin’ Fest for Slide Show Roulette!