The next HackFormers meeting will be held on September 12th, 2014 and is free and open to all.
Speaker: Ed Skoudis (@edskoudis)
Christ Follower, CounterHack Founder, CyberCity project Director, Designer of Netwars, Cyber Quests and Cyber Aces Online, Cyberwarrior Trainer, SANS Instructor for Network Pentesting (Sec 560) and Incident Response (Sec 504), Author, Blogger …
Date: September 12, 2014
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
In recent years, hacking techniques have grown dramatically more powerful, with massive advances in memory access, web app attacks, code injection, hardware manipulation, and much more. Further, with new technologies infiltrating nearly every aspect of modern life, these hacks have major implications for public health and personal safety. In this presentation, Ed Skoudis will survey these trends with tips for developing skills in these powerful techniques and staying sharp. Then, most importantly, we’ll discuss how these techniques increasingly reflect the work of the Ultimate Hacker and His ultimate, history-shattering hack.
Ed Skoudis is the founder of Counter Hack, an innovative organization that designs, builds, and operates popular infosec challenges and simulations including CyberCity, NetWars, Cyber Quests, and Cyber Aces OnLine. Ed and his team also perform in-depth penetration tests that involve the intersection of cutting-edge wireless, web app, and network technologies. As director of the CyberCity project, Ed oversees the development of missions which help train cyber warriors in how to defend the kinetic assets of a physical, miniaturized city. Ed authored and regularly teaches the SANS courses on network penetration testing (Security 560) and incident response (Security 504), helping over three thousand information security professionals each year improve their skills and abilities to defend their networks. He has performed numerous security assessments; conducted exhaustive anti-virus, anti-spyware, Virtual Machine, and IPS research; and responded to computer attacks for clients in government, military, financial, high technology, healthcare, and other industries. Previously, Ed served as a security consultant with InGuardians, International Network Services (INS), Global Integrity, Predictive Systems, SAIC, and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore). Ed also blogs about command line tips and penetration testing.