2023 Toxic BBQ September 23rd!

Written by  on September 8, 2023

Hello hackers!

We have exciting news: The 2023 DC612 Toxic BBQ is on!

  • When: Saturday, September 23rd from 4PM to 10PM Central
  • Where: Minnehaha Falls Regional Park, Wabun Picnic Shelter G (map here)
  • What:
    • Food! Bring food and we will grill it, or just show up and eat.
    • Hackers! We have been told there may be hackers in attendance.
    • Music? Games? Prizes? Stickers? Whatever you bring!
  • Cost: Zero dollars!

This is a group-led event, so it is only as good as we make it. We have a sign-up sheet here to track what everyone is bringing, please fill it out if you plan on bringing stuff. Please note that canned beer is allowed, but no other alcohol per permit rules. We always need food, but paper plates, plastic utensils, and napkins never go out of style. If someone wants to bring musical entertainment, or games, or a vulnerable WiFi spot, all the better!

Nobody is required to bring anything or pay anything to attend and eat, but keep in mind that our official budget is also zero dollars, so we will only have what we all bring.

See you all there!

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

Written by  on September 5, 2023

Hello Hackers!

This month, we will be joined by Alex Groyz who will be sharing with us about automating containment of AWS services during incident response:

Any organization with sensitive data can be the target of a cyberattack, regardless of size or industry sector. As more and more enterprises move to the cloud, the threat landscape is evolving at an accelerated rate in which adversaries deploy advanced tactics to reach their end goal. Incident response is critical in securing your data and preventing an attack from wreaking havoc on your organization.

After detecting an event in the detection phase of an incident response and analyzing it in the analysis phase — I will present a solution that you can use to automate the containment of the four supported AWS services: IAM User, IAM Roles, Lambda Functions, and EC2 instances.

Alex Groyz is a cloud security architect at Vectra AI specializing in AWS. He has broad knowledge across the technology spectrum. Alex helps customers create a hybrid cloud migration strategy and build their presence on the cloud. He has over a decade of experience in various engineering roles and enjoys working with diverse stakeholders with a focus on the cloud

As usual, 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