—< NORTHEAST OHIO INFORMATION SECURITY FORUM MEETING
—< Wednesday February 18, 2015
—< 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
—< Pizza and social start 6:00 PM
—< Location: Freedom Square III at 4511 Rockside Rd., off Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio
—< Open to everyone and free as always
The Northeast Ohio Information Security Forum will hold our monthly meeting at the above date and time.
Flourishing in a Hostile Work Environment
This is a tale of Dennis’ first real job, as a penetration tester, at a company that is so into security that even the employees must maintain their own defenses… against each other. The story goes from his first day on the job, when he caught a system administrator adding a backdoor before his OS was even finished installing, to the entire office environment becoming a miniature version of threat models that clients would be facing in the real world every day (but probably worse). This presentation covers the attacks Dennis has successfully used against his co-workers and the defenses he has employed to protect himself.
The presentation will include: the attacks Dennis has used to break into his co-workers (both successfully and unsuccessfully) as well as the defenses he has put in place. The nature of these attacks almost always relies on social engineering.
Dennis will be releasing the source code of all attacks/defenses that he has developed. He will also go into detail on his unique Linux setup (both its strengths and weaknesses).
What Makes This Interesting?
The subtext of this talk is the policy of Dennis’ employer (the one who allows the office mayhem to continue). It provides a unique way to inspire creativity and ensure that ALL measures are taken to secure a system. It also gives employees an avenue to learn new attacks/defenses that one might not see in your average pentest.
by Deonna G. Moore
Deonna G. Moore is a highly respected and incredibly gifted training and development professional. A nationally certified trainer and public speaker, Ms. Moore has delivered over 700 speeches, presentations and workshops on various topics to help participants improve their personal and professional skills, as well as consulted many leadership teams in the areas of customer service, leadership, fiscal responsibility, emerging leadership development, and leadership excellence. A high in-demand speaker, Ms. Moore has delivered training solutions and speeches to several major organizations including Toastmasters International, Information Security Summit, NASA, Women Entrepreneurs of America, Progressive Baptist Convention, USA, and Girl Scouts of America.
Deonna has spent all of her professional career in the fields of Education, Training and Development, Health and Human Services and Personal Development. Working currently as a consultant, Deonna co-founded and is a senior managing partner of Dempsey Consulting Group (DCG), a Professional Development Consulting Firm in 2014, a Professional Business Owner of LIFE Leadership, a leadership development company founded in 2011, and is also the Chief Creative Officer and Chairwoman Emeritis of The LeaderStyle Progressive Leadership Brand, and is responsible for all brand marketing and promotions.
We are at Freedom Square III at 4511 Rockside Rd., off Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio.
Map to the Location
Don’t forget to come early, starting at 6:00 PM, for pizza and pop.
Another great meeting from NEO Info Sec Forum – we hope to see you there!
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