Why does it seem that DevOps and Security are always at odds with each other? Why does Security have such a bad reputation among developers? In this talk, "Six Things DevOps Wants from InfoSec", you'll learn that developers actually WANT to work with Security - they care about writing secure code! But we as security professionals need to understand that developers don't want another "Big Brother" telling them what to do - they need an active and supportive partner in the delivery process. This talk will showcase six things that every DevOps teams want from their InfoSec teams. Everyone is on the same team, after all. Let's help DevOps accomplish their goal to release the best - and most secure - code possible.
In an era where information is becoming the world's most valuable commodity, understanding how to access, analyze, and apply this resource effectively is critical. This talk, "The Truth is Out There: Unveiling Secrets with Open Source Intelligence," will demystify the world of OSINT and explore its role in today's digitally driven society.Much like the iconic television series "The X-Files," the sphere of Open Source Intelligence is filled with intrigue, suspense, and a relentless pursuit of truth. This talk will guide participants through the shadowy digital world, revealing how OSINT techniques enable us to expose hidden information, connect the dots, and discern the truth behind the often bewildering data cloud.
Are you interested in learning how to solder? Well you are in luck! This year Rick Wisser from BHIS has put together a soldering workshop where you can get some hands on experience soldering on a working project. Rick has several years of experience related to all types of soldering related to contract manufacturing of printed circuit boards. The goal of the workshop is to get you familiar with soldering and how to avoid common mistakes in solder techniques. Rick will share proper techniques, tips, and pointers that simplifies the manual soldering process.
I’ve been in Infosec for almost 20 years. I also have AD(H)D. This talk is my story; how I kept feeling something was off until diagnosed 3 years ago, what impact ADHD and being diagnosed had on my life and why one should always confront realities and get the best out of it. There is an overrepresentation of mental diagnoses in infosec. This is my attempt to educate, break down taboos and inspire others.
The current model for traditional penetration testing is broken. The typical scan and exploit model doesn’t reflect how real attackers operate after establishing a foothold. Many organizations aren’t mature enough to need or benefit from a proper red team assessment. Organizations are often unsure how to approach a Purple Team
Penetration testing success relies on effective communication with clients. This talk will address common frustrations and provide strategies for having smooth engagements, as well as insights for clients looking to understand how to get pentests to meet their goals. This will go over strategies to obtain necessary information such as client goals, pre-engagement, managing scope, and minimizing frustrating surprises. This talk will also talk about communicating findings in a way that helps clients understand and appreciate the security risks.
This talk reveals the five ways outside attackers gain internal access and outlines defenders' three core objectives: reducing initial access, lowering detection and response time, and slowing down attackers. Through live demonstrations, real-world examples, and even a unique Mario Kart analogy, this talk provides actionable insights into detective controls and slowing down attackers.
This session will look at how to deal with credential leaks from detection through closing the final related ticket the incident generated. We will look at topics such as validation of secrets, scoping impact, assembling the right players, to how to offload tribal knowledge with tools like notebooks and playbooks. We will also look at preventing future leaks with some open source tools and non-intrusive workflow adjustments.
With the latest advancements of attack and breach simulation tools, many organizations are still playing catchup to know where to begin. Endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools have become heavily relied upon with default configurations. As an industry, we have pushed a lot of the responsibility of managed service providers without fully understanding what we are signing up for. This workshop will help beginners understand what the latest buzzwords mean such as Atomic Testing, Micro Emulation Plans, and Purple Teaming.
MITRE ATT&CK helps us identify threats, prioritize data sources, and improve security posture, but how do we actualize those insights for better detection and alerting? We shift to alerts on aggregated behaviors over direct alerts, and make our noisy datasets into valuable treasure troves tagged with ATT&CK metadata. Let's discuss the key features needed to implement this in any security toolset!
Running two large sized companies that both focus on breaking into companies as well as defending them has helped put things into perspectives on both successes and failures from a defense perspective. This talk will dive into some of the most common methods attackers go after organizations, but focus on non traditional ways of defending the network against them. We'll be diving into prevention, detection, deception, AI (or lack thereof and marketing fluff), and much more. Let's cut right down to it, and walk away with six things you can do today to better defend and identify attacks earlier in the attack cycle.
“Intro to Social Engineering” is a 2-hour course that will provide students an extensive crash course in the study, practice, and defense of social engineering. The course will include interactive elements/technology designed to make the session fun and engaging. In this course we will clearly define ‘social engineering’, cover the most common attack vectors utilized in this domain, and explore the history & development of social engineering.
The cybersecurity landscape can broadly be broken down into dividing between the “haves” vs the “have-nots.” The security recommendations offered by so many of “just deploy X” fall on deaf ears to the *vast majority* of organizations who fall into the latter category of “have-nots.” Until the security gap for the “have-nots” of the world is closed, we’re doomed to continue failing at security overall (/screams in “software supply chain”).
We all know that delivering the final pentest report isn’t the end of the road. It's really just the beginning — and it should be. Annual pentests are becoming a thing of the past in favor of strategies that involve shorter iterative cycles of testing, remediation, and validation. So where does pentesting fit into a continuous validation paradigm? This talk will overlay the pentesting and continuous validation life cycles to show how pentesters can deliver more value post engagement and set the stage for their organizations or clients to conduct more frequent, more productive pentests.
Take an exhilarating journey back in time to the 80s, 90s, and 00s as this father and son duo reveal what it was like to get started in an untamed security landscape populated by ruthless hackers. Join us for a captivating presentation as we delve into the intriguing world of the lost underground scene, revealing the stories, techniques, and culture that defined this rebellious era.
There is a potential shift in Internet law with a lively debate surrounding it. Has Big Tech taken over free speech and political discourse? Are algorithms deciding our future? This year, the Supreme Court will be hearing the case Gonzalez v. Google LLC, in which the plaintiff asserts that Google's algorithm allows ISIS recruitment videos to be presented to young, impressionable youths. The Gonzalez's legal team asserts that Google as the publisher of the content is at least partially responsible for their daughter's death in the Islamic State attack in Paris in 2015.
In today's fast-paced and competitive world, organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of building a winning team culture to drive success. In this keynote, we will explore the key elements of fostering a team culture that fuels collaboration, innovation, and excellence. We will delve into the significance of leadership and its role in setting a clear vision, values, and goals that align with the team's purpose. By cultivating an environment of trust, respect, and open communication, we can empower team members to bring their best selves to work and contribute to the collective success.