Thursday, July 14th – 6:12pm @ Virtual

Written by  on July 10, 2022

Lets gather this month to celebate Fête nationale française! otherwise known as Bastille Day. What does Bastille Day have in common with our speaker this month you ask? Well, nothing but I’m sure we can come up with some correlation between Kratom and the storming of the Bastille.

This month we are joined by local scientist and opioid researcher, Pthamm. They will bring us all up to date with the latest research on Kratom – what we know from the peer-reviewed published studies and what we don’t.

Pthamm will answer questions like “What are the claims people are making about Kratom and what can the science say about those claims”. Pthamm read the peer reviewed scientific studies so you don’t have to!

As usual these days of Covid, we will be meeting online at https://cafe.cyberia.club/dc612.

Talk starts at 6:12 PM U.S. Central, but feel free to hop in early and chat.

Hope to see you there in your Blue, White and Red!

-Kat

Thursday, June 9th – 6:12pm @ Virtual

Written by  on June 8, 2022

Hello Hackers!

This month we are joined by @NightmareJS who will be presenting “How Ransomware Can Follow You to the Cloud”:

Ransomware is a financially motivated crime. The goal is to inhibit business system in order to extract a payment. Historically, there’s been plenty of financial gain from ransoming data as it resides in traditional onPrem systems. So the question is, will there be evolutionary pressure on attackers – forcing them to evolve tactics?

In this talk I will be demo-ing strategies threat actors might employ to affect availability of business data in the cloud.

As usual these days of Covid, we will be meeting online at https://cafe.cyberia.club/dc612.

Talk starts at 6:12 PM U.S. Central, but feel free to hop in early and chat.

— TactiFail

Thursday, May 12th – 6:12pm @ Virtual

Written by  on May 3, 2022

Hello Hackers!

This month we are joined by David Tippett who will be sharing a hardware project, with a presentation titled “Solving Trivial Problems with Facial Recognition”:

Remembering people’s names is a basic life skill. A life skill I really suck at. I will remember someone’s face forever but after a few days of not seeing someone their name starts to fade from my mind. Even if I’ve known them for years it just vanishes into thin air.

Naturally, the only way to solve this problem is writing a data pipeline and hacking together a complicated wearable with a heads up display to tell me the name of who I am conversing with. While this may seem ridiculous (which it is) there are so many ways that we can begin to use technology to enhance our lives that haven’t been discovered because people are too comfortable with the way things are.

As usual these days of Covid, we will be meeting online at https://cafe.cyberia.club/dc612.

Talk starts at 6:12 PM U.S. Central, but feel free to hop in early and chat.

— TactiFail

Thursday, April 14th – 6:12pm @ Virtual

Written by  on April 11, 2022

Hello Hackers!

This month we are joined by Nathaniel Engelsen, a Twin Cities technology executive specializing in cloud architecture, DevSecOps, and building security into digital products, who also happens to be Director of Global DevOps for Canon Medical. He will be presenting on Zero Trust:

Keeping technology secure is just too damn hard. Nation-states, persistent threat actors, script kiddies armed with NSA exploits – the threat landscape is saturated with threats. Enter “Zero Trust Security” – the worldview that we might as well assume that threat actors are getting in, so we gotta figure out what to do about it. Join Nathaniel as we look at what zero trust is, what the government is saying about it, and evaluate some tips and techniques to implement it.

As usual these days of Covid, we will be meeting online at https://cafe.cyberia.club/dc612.

Talk starts at 6:12 PM U.S. Central, but feel free to hop in early and chat.

— TactiFail

Thursday, March 10th – 6:12pm @ Virtual

Written by  on March 10, 2022

Hello hackers!

We weren’t able to find a speaker for this month, so tonight will just be a chill social hour. Bring some cool projects you’ve been working on, crack open a Jolt Cola (*the* soft drink of the Elite Hacker), and come hang out!

As usual these days of Covid, we will be meeting online at https://cafe.cyberia.club/dc612.

Talk(ing) starts at 6:12 PM U.S. Central, but feel free to hop in earlier.

— TactiFail