ISSessions 2020-03-04

With reading week officially starting today, ISSessions CTF 2021 coming soon, and registration opening tomorrow, you may be wondering if the good news is slowing down… IT’S NOT! We have a great ISSessions with a brand new guest speaker from Elastic planned for this Thursday, March 4th, at 7 PM EST.

DATE: 2021-03-04 (THURSDAY)
TIME: 19:00 – 21:00 EST
LOCATION: VIRTUAL (Discord + YouTube)

AGENDA:
19:00 – Kickoff/CTF Updates – Kurt
19:10 – News Roundup – Execs
19:30 – Rick’s Random Repo Rundown – Nick
19:50 – Break
20:00 – Network Defense Basics – Neil Desai

Now that’s a meet-up if I’ve ever seen one! Kicking off the night with some announcements and updates on our newly announced CTF will be the one and only El Presidente – Kurt! Next, 4 great execs take on the latest news in infosec because… why not?! Everyone loved Rick’s Random Repo Rundown last week so, he’s coming back again! We’ll end off the night with a new (VERY SPECIAL) guest speaker – Neil Desai – who will be talking about Network Defense Basics!

NEIL DESAI
Neil Desai is a Principal Security Strategist at Elastic – the creators of the ELK stack! He has over two decades of information security experience. In past roles, he built Security Operations Centers (SOCs) and architected defensible and monitorable infrastructures for Fortune 500 US financial institutions. Neil is also one of the architects at C3X, so if you are interested in C3X… you will want to tune in!

NETWORK DEFENSE BASICSNeil Desai
Defending a network starts with protecting it. We’ll go over some network architectures/configurations that can be utilized to help defend a network and enable better monitoring.

Quite the night! Great segments all around and a super guest speaker to end off the night. Make sure you tune it!:fire: :100:

See you all soon!

ISSessions CTF 2021

ISSessions CTF 2021: 🏳🏳
Who: Cybersecurity students enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Ontario, Canada πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“ πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ“ πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“
What: An ISSessions Capture the Flag event βš”οΈ
Where: From the comfort of your home (it’s all online) 🏑
When:
-> Registration Opens: March 2, 2021 :track_next:
-> Event Dates: March 27 from 9 AM – 9 PM AND March 28 from 9 AM – 6 PM 🀞

Cost: FREE :πŸ’΅
Difficulty Level: Very beginner to intermediate challenges 🀜
Team Size: 1-4 (though 3-4 people is highly recommended) 🀝
Sponsors: Trend Micro, Bell, Deloitte, Vontel, and Security Compass πŸ‘€

The entire executive team has been hard at work for the past couple of months working to bring this glorious event to our vast community. In the difficult time we live in, the exec team pondered how to make this year’s CTF come to fruition. With the help of many past and present contributors, we hope to bring you the biggest, and best CTF in ISSessions history. Registration opens on March 2, 2021! 🎊

With challenges ranging in difficulty from very basic to intermediate and and over 100 challenges in categories like Forensics, Data Analysis, Threat Hunting, Web, and much more, this CTF is for all students! It does not matter what year you are in, first, second, third or even fourth; we welcome and encourage @everyone! There will also be mini-workshops throughout both days brought to you by our sponsors: Trend Micro, Bell, Delliote, Vontel, and Security Compass. This event would not be possible without their incredible contributions! ❀️πŸ’ͺ

There is a new category of channels in our Discord server called “ISSESSIONS_CTF – March 27 -28”. There you will find two channels: a channel that will hold all CTF updates and another channel to help you find a team! We will continue to post major updates under #club-announcements. In the coming weeks, we will be posting an ISSessions CTF package to answer any questions you may have.

For now, that’s all the information we can give. Start looking for your team and save the registration date so you can book your spot for this glorious event! Also, spread the news – tell your friends in other schools, and help us make this the most significant event in ISSessions history! 😀 🀟

Stay tuned for more updates!

-ISSessions Executive Team πŸ’― 😎

ISSessions 2020-02-18

What a phenomenal night of ISSessions we have planned for this coming Thursday, February 18, from 7-9 PM EST. Lots of captivating segments you will not want to miss!

Date: 2021-02-18 (THURSDAY)
Time: 19:00 – 21:00 EST
Location: VIRTUAL (Discord + YouTube)Β 

Agenda:Β 
19:00 – Crazy Kickoff – Exec TeamΒ 
19:10 – News Roundup – Cem, Nash, & Jamie
19:30 – Rick’s Random Repo Rundown – Nick
19:50 – BreakΒ Β 
20:00 – From Rags To CyberSCI 2021: How You Can Be Like RAID against the machin3 – Cem, Nash, & Kyle

The entire exec team will start the night with a huge announcement that everyone needs to hear live! Arguably the biggest announcement in ISSessions history… so make sure you are there to celebrate with everyone else. After we cool down, the trio of Cem, Nash, & Jamie take on the latest news in InfoSec. Next, Ricks’s Random Repo Rundown presented by Nick makes a long-awaited and missed appearance again. Following a break, we’ll wrap up the night with a talk by the famous group that placed 2nd in their region for the CyberSCI competition. Cem, Nash, and Kyle present “From Rags To CyberSCI 2021: How You Can Be Like RAID against the machin3,” where they will talk about their experience at CyberSCI 2021, CTFs in general, and why CTFs are so important!

From Rags To CyberSCI 2021: How You Can Be Like RAID against the machin3 – Cem Celen, Nashad Hakim, Kyle Doucette

Step into the shoes of a group of second years as they walk you through their steps that led them to capture 2nd place in the region at this year’s CyberSCI Regional Finals. From total nubkeks just a few months ago, to representing Sheridan in a multi-province battle of CTF skills, RAID against the machin3‘s CTF climb has been impressive, to say the least. Tune in to hear what they have to say about why CTFs are so crucial for cybersecurity students, how YOU can get started in CTFs, and give a breakdown of their experience at CyberSCI 2021!

WOW! This is one night of ISSessions you will not want to miss, so make sure you tune in!

See you all then πŸ˜€