Virtual ISSessions Meeting on 2020-04-17

Hello everyone. I know exams are currently happening now and next week but I wanted to remind you that our last ISSessions for this term will be next week Friday. Our planned agenda is as follows:

Date: 2020-04-17
Time: 19:00 – 21:30
Location: Virtual (Discord + Youtube)

19:00 – Announcements with Louai
19:05 – CTF Challenges Release
20:00 – CTF Challenges Walkthrough
21:15 – Jackbox Party Games!! + Wrap Up

It’s our ISSessions End of Year Meeting next Friday, April 17! Enjoy a fine selection of CTF Challenges prepared just for you, or just hang out and chat! After an hour of solving challenges, we’ll go over their solutions! We will be playing a few rounds of Jackbox Party Pack as a wind down activity from both our challenges and exams.

In other (very important) news, it is time for a new ISSessions Executive Team to take over the reins and shape the future of this wonderful community! Being an ISSessions Executive is a wonderful opportunity to make friends, develop leadership and technical skills, and organize wonderful initiatives (talks/workshops/CTFs) that empower the students and alumni of this great program and beyond! You’ll have the former executive team behind you for support and guidance. You’ll also have me serving as the Vice President to provide mentorship to the new team. To apply, please fill out the following form by Friday, April 17! More info in the form. Link:

Have a productive exam week and we’ll see you all after it’s over!

Virtual ISSessions Meeting on 2020-03-27

Hello everyone. These last few weeks have resulted in a large change for everyone with things being postponed and cancelled. In order to make up for lost time, we’re going to try our first ISSessions virtually! Here’s the agenda for this coming Friday:

Date: 2020-03-27
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Location: VIRTUAL (Discord + Youtube)

19:00 – Announcements with Louai
19:10 – News Roundup with Nick and Adam
19:40 – Project Den with the Courageous Costa Kavidas (@CK)
20:15 – Kahoot InfoSec Trivia + Jackbox Party!!
20:25 – Remote Wrap and refreshments (across the living room in the kitchen)

For this Friday, we’ll have a news roundup with Nick and Adam, a Project Den presentation with Costa Kavidas, then we’ll end the night with a fun Kahoot InfoSec Trivia + Jackbox Party! As mentioned before, this meeting will be streamed on Youtube! Then we’ll do the InfoSec Trivia + Jackbox Party using Discord 😀

Costa Kavidas is an IFS student at Seneca College, interested in Threat Hunting, Digital Forensics & Incident Response, as well as Security Engineering. When it comes to learning different technical skills and experimenting with new technologies nothing is more valuable than a home lab. In this talk Costa will describe what a home lab is, what you need to get started, and some example use cases for your homelab.

Stay safe,stay toasty and most importantly, see you this Friday!

ISSessions Meeting on 2020-03-06

With reading week now over and the tail-end of exams finishing, I hope you all are excited for our CTF next week! We have a meeting this week with the following agenda:

Date: 2020-03-06
Time: 19:00 – 21:15
Location: Room J102, Sheridan Trafalgar Campus, Oakville

7:00-7:10: Annoucements with Louai
7:10-7:45: Guest Speaker: Owen Cummings
7:45-9:15: How-To-CTF Special Segment with @rick, @Brandon , @Louai

First, we’ll start with off with guest speaker, Owen Cummings (@ev0c), speaking about Election Security and then use the rest of the meeting preparing you all for our ISSessionsCTF2020 occurring next week.

Leading up to and during the 2019 federal election Owen, a third year student, worked as a security analyst with Elections Canada. Working on the front lines Owen has gained a unique perspective of the issues impacting modern elections. As governments continue to invest in security, threat actors have been looking for new ways to compromise and influence foreign nations. One of the latest trends on the rise is interference in the democratic and electoral process. What do attackers target when attempting to influence a large scale election? How has this occurred in the past? What does any of this have to do with information security? This talk will attempt to address some of these questions and more!

How-To-CTF Special Segment:

We’ll be going over how you can get the most out of ISSessionsCTF2020! I would highly recommend everyone who is signed up for the CTF to attend. This will be a fun meeting where we’ll give you some CTF challenges to work on so you can get in the groove!

We’ll also go over:
– Flag Format
– Game Rules & Day Logistics
– CTF Strategy, Tips, and Tricks – Challenge Walkthroughs with Brandon & Louai

Please refer the Discord server where you can find a new practice challenge to help you prepare for the CTF.