John Strand makes a few opening remarks and announcements to welcome conference attendees and get the conference rolling.
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.
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.
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 4-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”).
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.