The next HackFormers meeting will be held on December 5th, 2014 and is free and open to all.
Speaker: Mano ‘dash4rk’ Paul (@manopaul)
Author (The 7 Qualities of Highly Secure Software and the Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CSSLP); Shark Researcher and Biologist, CEO, SecuRisk Solutions and Express Certifications, Founder (HackFormers)
Date: December 5, 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
One of the attacks that has plagued our industry for a while now is Man-in-The-Middle or MiTM as it is usually referred to. Recently, we have seen variations of this MiTM attack such as the DoubleDirect attack against mobile devices.
In the “Teach Security” part of this talk, MiTM will be discussed and demonstrated, so that you would learn about why this attack is so prevalent and potent as well as learn about how you can mitigate it. In the “Teach Christ” part of this talk, a look at MiTM from a biblical perspective will be covered. In the “Teach Security in Christ” part, strategies from the Bible and the necessary protection that is found only in the Scripture, will be covered.
Mano ‘dash4rk’ Paul (@manopaul) is a shark biologist turned security professional. He is the author of the acclaimed “7 Qualities of Highly Secure Software” and the “Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CSSLP.” He founded and serves as the CEO of SecuRisk Solutions. Before SecuRisk Solutions, Mano managed the application security program at Dell. His InfoSec experience includes designing & developing security programs from compliance-to-coding, security in the SDLC, writing secure code, risk management, security strategy, penetration testing, vulnerability analysis, and security awareness training & education.
Mano was appointed as the software assurance advisor for (ISC)2 and is a member of the AppSec Advisory Board. He was recognized and honored by being awarded the first Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA) as an information security practitioner in 2011, for his contributions to the security industry.
Mano holds the following professional certifications – CSSLP, CISSP, GIAC GSSP-.Net, EC-Council ECSA (Licensed Penetration Tester), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) and the CompTIA Network+ certification. In addition to his MIS degree, Mano holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Chennai, India, and a Diploma in Import Export Management from the Indian Institute of Export Management.
Mano also founded HackFormers which is a faith-based non-profit organization with the mission to Teach Security, Teach Christ and Teach Security in Christ. He is married to Sangeetha Paul and he enjoys spending time with their two sons, Reuben and Ittai.