ISSessions – 2020-06-19

This week’s ISSessions meetup details:

  • Date: 2020-06-19 (Friday)
  • Time: 19:00-21:00
  • Location: VIRTUAL (Discord + YouTube)

19:00 – Future of ISSessions- Kurt  🎙
19:10 – News Roundup – Adam & Yusef  🗞
19:30 – Repo Rundown – Nick  💡
19:40 – Project Den – Louai  🛠
20:00 – Break  🍺 
20:05 – Guest Speaker – Laura Harris  👑 

We have a solid ISSessions planned for you all Today! After kicking things off with Kurt’s announcements, and getting up to speed with the biggest news in infosec with Adam & Yusef, Louai will be treating us to a Project Den where he gives us the lowdown on MiniDump. To finish off the night, our guest speaker, Laura Harris, will be breaking down Bloodhound. You do not want to miss this meeting!

Building Detections for MiniDump Using Sysmon & Procmon by Louai Abboud

In an effort to escalate privileges, attackers can create core dumps of processes in memory to steal passwords, ssh keys, and sensitive information. In this Project Den segment, Louai will walk you through his journey studying MiniDump, a simple process dumping technique, all the way from threat research to rule building.

Louai is a Threat Hunting Intern at Bell. He is a former President and the current Vice President of ISSessions, the greatest (and likely only) cybersecurity club in the 7 kingdoms and the free cities.

Bloodhound 101 – Attacking Active Directory by Laura Harris

A tutorial on installing bloodhound, visualizing data, and discovering the shortest path to Domain Admin.

Laura Harris is a Security Consultant at CIBC and also a recent graduate of her Post-graduate Degree in Network and System Security. She has been in security for 3 years, taking on several different roles, some of which include Security Consultant, Security Analyst, and Pre-Sales Engineer. She currently has a keen interest in malware analysis and reverse engineering, but overall, she has a passion for analyzing.

We hope to see you all on Friday for this especially technical meetup! 

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!