The June HackFormers educational meeting will be held on June 1, 2012.
Meeting details are given below.
Speaker: Marcus J. Carey “threatagent”
Security Researcher, Rapid7
Date: June 1, 2012
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. with introductions beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Microsoft Technology Center at Quarry Oaks 2.
Address: 10900 Stonelake Blvd. Suite 225. Austin, TX 78759
Topic: Advance Persistent Threat Lessons from C.S. Lewis
Abstract: In Information Security in order to defend against an adversary it is necessary to understand their tactics. The Information Security community draws quotes and inspiration from many tomes such as the Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Any great book proves scalable as we can apply its lessons to anything we do in life, including Information Security. Learning from many sources and applying this knowledge to everything we do is key in maintaining a persistent defense to mitigate our adversary’s persistent attacks.
This presentation will focus on the lessons from C.S. Lewis’ novel “The Screwtape Letters”. The novel gives us behind the scene access to an intricate attack, which definitely meets the criteria of an advanced persistent threat. This presentation will discuss attack methods and provide a technical demonstration to show attendees how malicious actors perform reconnaissance, attack, entrenchment, and abuse of victimes. The presentation will include a live demonstration on network exploitation techniques.