—< NORTHEAST OHIO INFORMATION SECURITY FORUM MEETING ---< Wednesday December 15, 2010 ---< 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM ---< Pizza and social start 6:00 PM ---< Location: Park Center Plaza #1, 6100 Oak Tree Blvd, off Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio ---< Open to everyone and free as always The Northeast Ohio Information Security Forum will meet for its monthly meeting on Wednesday December 15, 2010 starting at 6:30 PM. It will be held in the lower level of the Park Center Plaza #1 building (in the large room on lower level) off of Rockside Road in Independence. I've included links to maps and directions in this email. We have two talks planned... +++ Rooting Out the Bad Actors - Dan Walters, Sr. Systems Engineer at FireEye (www.fireeye.com). +++ Offensive-Security: A roadmap to penetration testing - David Kennedy See bottom of email for talk abstracts. PRIZES! Did we get your attention? We plan to have some prize giveaways as well. We have some NEOISF swag (shirts, mugs, etc) and other items we'll be giving away. Don't forget to come early, starting at 6:00 PM, for pizza and pop. Another great meeting from NEO Info Sec Forum - we hope to see you there! -- NEOISF Board -- ============================================================ [Location] Park Center Plaza 1 6100 Oak Tree Blvd Google maps link: TinyURL link http://tinyurl.com/neoisfmtg [Directions] 1. I-77 2. Rockside Road exit 3. West on Rockside Road 4. 2nd light go South onto Oak Tree Blvd 5. Pull into the 3rd driveway on the right 6. Go to lower level Signs will be posted on the building. ============================================================ TALK ABSTRACTS Rooting Out the Bad Actors - Dan Walters, Sr. Systems Engineer at FireEye (www.fireeye.com) Botnets have been around for some time now and don¹t seem to be going away in fact they are becoming more prevalent and dangerous with the involvement of organized crime. Botnet zombies are resource thieves and potentially leave you and your network open to blacklisting and/or legal action. How can you keep track of new Botnet threats, how do you know you have been ³botted², how did you get ³botted², and what are the impacts or ramifications of the new bots? In our presentation, we look at several aspects of the current Botnet threats and give some help in answering these questions and more. Offensive-Security: A road-map to penetration testing - David Kennedy Offensive-Security offers several high end courses that is aimed at teaching the student the ability to effectively perform penetration tests and learn advanced techniques in the art of exploitation. Dave recently completed the Offensive-Security Certified Expert (OSCE) which is the hardest certification offered by Offensive-Security. This presentation will dive into all of the different courses, the expertise needed to pass the tests, and talk about a road-map to building you as a penetration tester.