August 16, 2010

      August 18th NEOISF Meeting Announcement

Our next meeting is this WEDNESDAY August 18, 2010. Pizza and networking start at 6:00 PM. Talks start at 6:30 PM. Location: Park Center Plaza #1, 6100 Oak Tree Blvd, off Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Click here for a Google Map! Open to everyone and free as always! Here are the list of talks and agenda items for this months meeting:

Overview of The Next HOPE Conference – Jody McCluggage
The HOPE (Hackers on Planet Earth) conference is a biennial conference held in New York City and sponsored by 2600. A high level overview will be given of the events, presentations, and politics at the most recent conference.

Return of the Social Zombies – Tom Eston
Tom Eston, the only survivor of the zombie apocalypse that took place at Shmoocon this year, examines the risks of social networks and discusses techniques and tools that can be used to exploit these issues. This presentation begins by discussing new twists on existing privacy concerns that are caused by the trust mass that is social networks. This privacy confusion is used to exploit members and their companies during penetration tests. The presentation then discusses social network botnets and bot programs. Both the delivery of malware through social networks and the use of these social networks as command and control channels will be examined. Tom then explores the use of browser-based bots and their delivery through custom social network applications and shows new social network applications can be used for malware delivery. Finally, the information available through the social network APIs is explored using third-party applications designed for penetration testing. This allows for complete coverage of the targets and their information.

Speaker Bios:

Jody McCluggage (CISSP, CCNA, CEH, MCTS, CHP, Network+) – Director of Operations and Compliance at a local government agency.

Tom Eston is a Senior Security Consultant for SecureState. Tom has previously served in many security roles for large enterprises including leading a penetration testing team for a Fortune 500 financial institution. Tom is actively involved in the security community and focuses his research on the security of social media. He is the founder of which is an open source community dedicated to exposing the insecurities of social media. Tom is also a security blogger, co-host of the Security Justice and Social Media Security podcasts and is a frequent speaker at security user groups and national security conferences including Defcon, Shmoocon, OWASP AppSec and Notacon.|Digg|Furl|ma.gnolia|RawSugar|reddit|Spurl|Google|StumbleUpon

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