Virtual ISSessions Meeting on 2020-05-15

Howdy, everyone! Please join us for our first meeting with the new executive team on Friday, May 15th, through Discord! This will be a very important meeting and we want you all to join! The details are as follows:

Date: 2020-05-15
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Location: VIRTUAL (Discord) 💻 

19:00 – Announcements – Kurt 📣
19:10 – News Roundup – Nick & Adam 🗞
19:30 – Repo run down – Nick 🚨
19:40 – Brainstorm Fiesta 🧠
20:05 – Break 😎
20:15 – Guest Speakers: Julian P. & Lovell S. 👑 

We will have the usual News Roundup with Nick and Adam and Nicks Repo run down. Along with this, the opportunity for YOU to tell us what you want to see from ISSessions throughout the year. Lastly, Julian P. & Lovell S., from Mandiant, will be giving us a very relevant session on their “Tales from The Trenches”.
Julian Pileggi is a Technical Manager at Mandiant, based in Toronto, Canada. His areas of expertise include enterprise incident response, digital forensics, and threat hunting. Lovell Smith is a Senior Consultant in Mandiant’s Canadian region. As part of the Incident Response team, he provides emergency services to clients when a security breach occurs.
The “Tales from The Trenches” talk is intended to provide case studies and stories from real-life incidents and investigations. The presentation will also focus on the challenges and problems that organizations faced and how they overcame them.
See you all there!

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!