ISSessions 2020-11-26

We are in for a delicacy of a treat this meeting… and it’s going to be one for the history books! Join us this Thursday, November 26, @ 7 PM, for the latest news in InfoSec, a newly added segment, and some extraordinary guest speakers (PLURAL).

Date: 2020-11-26 (THURSDAY) 
Time: 19:00 – 21:00 EST
Location: VIRTUAL (Discord + YouTube) 

Agenda:  
19:00 – Kickoff – Kurt   🔑
19:10 – News Roundup – Louai & Yusef  🗞
19:30 – Memory Lane – Cem & Kurt 👀
19:55 – Break  🛌
20:00 – Breaking into Red Team & Incident Response – Kenny Hartlaub & Andrew Major 👑 👨‍🎓

COME ONE, COME ALL!! Ladies and gentlemen, security students and pros, hobbyists and newbz!

We are in for a delicacy of a treat this meeting… and it’s going to be one for the history books! Join us this Thursday, November 26, @ 7 PM, for the latest news in InfoSec, a newly added segment, and some extraordinary guest speakers (PLURAL).

Starting off, Louai and Yusef tackle the latest news in InfoSec. Next, Kurt and Cem take a dive into the historical significance and impact of an exploit in a new segment we’re calling “Memory Lane”. Want to know how and why the notorious Buffer Overflow became so infamous? Join this deep dive – we guarantee you’ll learn something you never knew! To end off a great night, two ISS alumni, Kenny Hartlaub & Andrew Major – who currently work at Mandiant – give us the ins and outs of their Red Teaming and IR careers.


Breaking into Red Team & Incident Response – by Kenny Hartlaub (@Kenny) & Andrew Major 

Mandiant pros Kenny Hartlaub and Andrew Major steer through the fascinating ride that is Red Teaming and IR. The ups, the downs, the journey to and the maintenance after, no stone will be left unturned as you peek over the shoulders of two industry pros. They will also be giving tips, tricks and advice on preparing to embark on these insanely cool career paths! 

Kenny Hartlaub is an Associate Consultant on FireEye Mandiant’s Red Team. He has been in the security field for 4 years as a penetration tester and red teamer. Kenny graduated from the ISS program in 2018 and is very passionate about learning and growing in his field. He has come to know failures and successes over his time to where he is now and uses his experiences to help others succeed. 

Andrew Major is a Consultant on FireEye Mandiant’s Incident Response Team. He graduated from the ISS program in 2018. After not having an idea of what to do at the end of year 3, a forensics lab accepted him for a co-op. Now with two years on Mandiant’s IR team fighting against APT groups, he is here to encourage others to get into the same rewarding field.


As the snow and cold really hit 🥶, come out (virtually) on Thursday for this superb night! See y’all there 😉

– ISSessions Exec Team 💯

ISSessions 2020-11-12

Date: 2020-11-12 (THURSDAY)
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Location: VIRTUAL (Discord + YouTube)

Agenda:
19:00 – Kickoff – Kurt
19:10 – News Roundup – Adam & Cem
19:30 – Project Den – Louai
19:55 – Break
20:00 – Protecting the Crown Jewels – Prashant Lal

This week’s ISSessions is going to be a treat for you all! Make sure you join in at 7:00 PM EST on Thursday, November 12th, either through Discord or YouTube.

This week we have our community manager Cem and alumni Adam delivering their hot takes on the news followed by a Project Den from vice presidente Louai. Then, after a short break we will come back with our night’s special guest speaker – Prashant Lal. Prashant is an Enterprise Architect working at Oracle Canada ULC and will be presenting a fascinating talk on “Database Security: Protecting the Crown Jewels.”

Database Security: Protecting the Crown Jewels
According to Forbes, there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created every day. To even wrap your head around that number is difficult, but how about keeping it secure?

Prashant is an Enterprise Architect working at Oracle Canada ULC, and he has graciously offered to show us how Oracle converged databases are the future of database security. Just as the smartphone combined a camera, notebook, laptop, and browser into an exceptionally convenient form factor, Oracle aims to do the same with databases. This convergence was implemented in response to the modern, large-scale sophisticated web applications that required much more functionality(and inherently more security) than what other companies were providing. We hope to see you all there! You definitely won’t want to miss this ISSessions meet-up 🙂

– ISSessions Executive Team

ISSessions 2020-10-29

Date: 2020-10-29 (THURSDAY)
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Location: VIRTUAL (Discord + YouTube)

Agenda:
19:00 – Kickoff – Kurt
19:10 – News Roundup – Adam & Yusef
19:30 – Project Den – Homelab Headache – Kurt
19:50 – Break 20:00 – The Wonderful World of Information Security – John Simpson

For those who just had midterms, we hope you did well and can now rest easy during your reading week! That being said, there is no better way to relax than joining us for a chill and laid back ISSessions this Thursday, October 29th @ 7:00 PM. We have a great night planned with some games towards the end 🙂

Starting off the night, we have the news roundup by Adam & Yusef! Following the news, Kurt will present a project-den focused on using old enterprise hardware in homelabs. Then, John Simpson will be giving his renewed 2020 version of “The Wonderful World of Information Security.” A great talk that John gives annually to help first and second years out with ISS. Lastly, join us to blow off some steam with your fellow peers playing JackBox games![

John Simpson
John graduated from the Sheridan Information Systems Security program in 2015 and is currently a vulnerability researcher and team lead with Trend Micro in Toronto. He started his career with a coop position at Deloitte and stayed on board after graduation, working in Security Operations Center engineering and vulnerability assessment/penetration testing roles.

In his current position, John reverse engineers vulnerabilities to write proof-of-concept exploits and devise network detection strategies to catch exploitation attempts. During the last 4.5 years in his current role, he has discovered several new vulnerabilities, authored blog posts for Trend Micro and Zero Day Initiative, and spoken at several conferences.

The Wonderful World of Information Security
John will be presenting the 2020 version of his annual talk “The Wonderful World of Information Security,” which aims to provide students new to the program with an overview of the potential career paths in the Information Security industry as well as his tips for success in navigating the Information Systems Security degree program at Sheridan and the early stages of a career in InfoSec.


There’s no doubt this will be a fun ISSessions – come and see for yourself! Learn, laugh, and play some games with your wonderful club this Thursday! We’ll see you all then AND remember… be there or be sacred…

– ISSessions Exec Team