DevOps – What is it? Why? Is it real? How to do it?

June 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on DevOps – What is it? Why? Is it real? How to do it?
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On Wednesday, 9 September 2015, Mark Hornbeek of Spirent Communications will discuss “DevOps – What is it? Why? Is it real? How to do it?”

Abstract

DevOps is one of the hottest trends in engineering/IT process evolution. Depending on whom you listen to DevOps has the potential to solve all the problems of product innovation, time to market, quality and cost all at once.  Marc will present his own views of real world DevOps, pitfalls and suggested approaches.

About the Speaker

Mark Hornbeek is Sr. Solutions Architect at Spirent Communications. He recently managed DevOps Infrastructure for Spirent’s Cloud and IP business unit. He has performed as the primary architect of test and lab automation tools and champion of test automation for firms ranging from start-ups to large multi-national companies. He has published more than 30 articles and has been a speaker at numerous conferences and user forums primarily regarding topics related to continuous automated testing, DevOps and network lab automation.

Marc was a key contributor to the original ISO 9646 TTCN protocol test notation standard, a founder of the ISDN User Forum and was a CCITT Rapporteur for protocol conformance testing standards. He was the primary founder for the first company that innovated network lab automation. He is a senior member of IEEE and has held officer positions for the Ventura California Chapter. He has won multiple company innovation awards for test automation and protocol test systems that are considered strategic to the success of the businesses that use them.

Meeting Info

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Please register at the link below:
https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/35156

Pizza and networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation, Q&A:  7:00 PM

Location:
Ahmanson Science Center, Room 100
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots.  Free parking is available in the visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.  Alternatively, CLU Public Safety has provided us with parking passes for on street parking.

Additional maps:  http://www.ieee-bv-cs.org/meetings/

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High School Robotics Teams from Ventura County

April 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on High School Robotics Teams from Ventura County
Filed under: Computer, Events, Robotics 

On Wednesday, 22 April 2014, high school students from Ventura County teams will demonstrate the robots they entered in the Los Angeles Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

Abstract
FIRST is the largest national robotics competitions of its kind at the high school level.  Students have only six weeks to design, build, program, and test a robot to perform against a field of competitors.  The game, the rules and the robot specifications are different every year.  This year, the game was Recycle Rush.  Recycle Rush is a recycling-themed game played by two alliances of three robots each. During the 2.5 minute match, robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter.

In this competition, students get to:

  • Work alongside mentors who volunteer their time and talents to guide each team.
  • Build and compete with a robot of their own design.
  • Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware.
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments.
  • Earn a chance to compete in the world championship.
  • Qualify for over $20 million in college scholarships.

We will hear a short introduction in the lecture hall, followed (weather permitting) by an extended demonstration and Q&A outside.  This is an excellent opportunity to get kids interested in science and engineering.

Meeting Info
Meetings are free and open to the public.
Please register at the link below:
https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/34306

Pizza and networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation, Q&A:  7:00 PM

Location:
California Lutheran University
Ahmanson Science Center, Room 100
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots.  Free parking is available in the G1 visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.  Alternatively, CLU Public Safety has provided us with parking passes for on street parking.

Additional maps:  http://computer.ieee-bv.org/meetings/

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Tools of the Professional Security Researcher and Methods to Bypass Password Authentication Protected by Active Directory

February 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tools of the Professional Security Researcher and Methods to Bypass Password Authentication Protected by Active Directory
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On Wednesday, 11 March 2015, Russ Swift, Manager of information Security at a Financial Services SaaS company, will be presenting on Tools of the Professional Security Researcher and Methods to Bypass Password Authentication Protected by Active Directory.

Abstract

This presentation will go over the evolution of obtaining password hashes and will cover the specialized tools and methods of dumping Active Directory password hashes from a domain controller. It will also cover advanced methods of direct disk access to copy and manipulate system files.  The presentation will provide a historical overview of old attack methods, details around the latest methods and ideas for detecting these type of compromises and intrusions.

About the Speaker

Russ Swift is a security professional with over ten years of experience providing security engineering, penetration testing and consulting services to Fortune 100 companies within entertainment and finance industries. Russ has developed information security courseware for penetration testing for training companies and he is also a SANS curriculum advisor and researcher.  Russ’ expertise is in Microsoft Active Directory, wireless, antivirus evasion and penetration testing.

Meeting Info

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Please RSVP at the link below:
https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/33063

Pizza and networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation, Q&A:  7:00 PM

Location:
Richter Auditorium, Ahmanson Science Center
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots.  Free parking is available in the visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.  Alternatively, CLU Public Safety has provided us with parking passes for on street parking.

Additional maps:  http://www.ieee-bv-cs.org/meetings/

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Visual Search using Vector Quantization

December 30, 2014 by · Comments Off on Visual Search using Vector Quantization
Filed under: Computer, Events, Image Processing 

On Wednesday, 14 January 2015, Ole Eichhorn will discuss Visual Search using Vector Quantization.

Abstract

The techniques of vector quantization have long been used for data compression, but they can also be used as an innovative way to accomplish pattern recognition. When a dataset is “kernelized” it is transformed into a smaller denser space that enables fast lossy searching. This can be particularly useful as a way to implement image matching for visual search. This talk will describe various ways of “kernelizing” images and methods for storing and retrieving the resulting vectors. It will also describe a visual search engine implementation based on these methods, and touch on related techniques including kernel synonymization and iterative turning. And yes, there will be a demo.

About the Speaker

Ole Eichhorn has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, software engineer, architect, and manager.  In 2013 he founded eyesFinder, a company developing leading-edge Visual Search solutions.  In 2011 he co-founded DoubleBeam, which develops mobile payments solutions.  Ole was the founding CTO of Aperio in 2001, the leader in digital pathology solutions, and actively participated in developing applications of this technology for patient care.  Previous to that Ole served as SVP/Engineering at PayPal, GM of Online Billpay at Intuit, VP/Engineering for Digital Insight, and Director of Technology for XP Systems.

Meeting Info

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Pizza and networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation, Q&A:  7:00 PM

Location:
Richter Auditorium, Ahmanson Science Center
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots.  Free parking is available in the visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.  Alternatively, CLU Public Safety has provided us with parking passes for on street parking.

Additional maps:  http://www.ieee-bv-cs.org/meetings/

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Threat Modeling Potentially Vulnerable Devices

October 15, 2014 by · Comments Off on Threat Modeling Potentially Vulnerable Devices
Filed under: Computer, Events, Security 

On Wednesday,12 November 2014, Brian Knopf will discuss
Threat Modeling My Wife: How a security researcher deals with potentially vulnerable devices that provide high quality of life improvements.

Abstract

This talk discusses what I went through when my wife needed to have a pain management device implanted in her back to make her mobile again. From building a threat model to weighing the benefits versus the potential risk and how I overcame security paranoia to better her life. I will talk about the differences between these devices and other devices that have known wireless exploits. While cameras and other IoT devices can be compromised, there is not the same safety concern as when a device is necessary to provide quality of life. Unlike an insulin pump, there is no manual alternative available to make those with chronic pain mobile again.

About the Speaker

20 years of experience in IT, development, QA/QE, and security. Brian has built and managed QA, automation, security, and development teams for companies including Rapid7, MySpace, Youbet.com, eUniverse, and VeriTest. Currently the Director of Application Security at Belkin International responsible for SDL, PSIRT, security research, and pen testing of Belkin and Linksys Networking, WeMo (home automation), and SMB products. This includes security of hardware, firmware, mobile applications, and cloud environments. Prior to Belkin, Brian spent 3 years building Nexpose, the leading Vulnerability Management product at Rapid7.

Meeting Info

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Pizza and networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation, Q&A:  7:00 PM

Location:
Richter Auditorium, Ahmanson Science Center
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots.  Free parking is available in the visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.  Alternatively, CLU Public Safety has provided us with parking passes for on street parking.

Additional maps:  http://www.ieee-bv-cs.org/meetings/

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