January 6, 2016

      NEOISF January 20th, 2016 Meeting

—< Wednesday January 20, 2016
—< 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
—< Pizza and social start 6:00 PM
—< Location: OEC at 4205 Highlander Pkwy Richfield, OH 44286
—< Open to everyone and free as always

The Northeast Ohio Information Security Forum will hold our monthly meeting at the above date and time.


Port Scanning the Hermit Kingdom: Or What NMAP Can Teach Us About Geopolitics
by Thomas Pieragastini

This talk will center on a project that has been active since July, which involves attempting to understand internal North Korean conditions through the use of nmap, and the scanning of the entire North Korean IP range. In the process of undertaking this project not only was some interesting information gathered about North Korean internal political practices, postures and responses to crisis, but also a significant amount was learned about port scanning hostile and well defended networks, as well as learning a little bit about code on the side.  In this presentation the lessons learned and the challenges encountered will be reviewed within the wider discussion of the importance of the use of technical tools to understand the world outside of the technical realm.

Thomas’s bio:
Thomas Pieragastini currently works in threat intelligence, a background in independent security research, surveillance and security studies and holds a PhD in Philosophy.  Coming from academic studies in geopolitical dynamics and political theory he developed an interest in the technical realm, eventually transitioning into working in infosec full time, and developing an obsession with all things offensive security related.


History of WRT and Wireless Mesh protocols
by Alex Kot

This talk will go over the history of WRT firmware and the vast amount of projects created from the open source contributors.  I will also mention other router firmware projects (Non-WRT).  After that I will go into the history of MANET (Wireless Mesh protocols).  I will mention the various development the open source community provided to modern routing.

Alex’s bio:
Currently works at a Credit Union and has been in information technology for about 10 years.  He is fond of modifying embedded devices, low level concepts, and weird science.


Don’t forget to come early, starting at 6:00 PM, for food and soda.

Another great meeting from NEO Info Sec Forum – we hope to see you there!


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