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

February 10, 2015 by · Comments Off
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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
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
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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FIRST Robotics – Newbury Park High School Robotics Team

April 28, 2014 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Computer, Events, Robotics 

Team Photo 2014On Wednesday, 14 May 2014, the Newbury Park High School Robotics Club returns to discuss their recent participation 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 Aerial Assist.  Aerial Assist is played by two competing alliances of three robots each on a flat 25’ x 54’ foot field, straddled by a truss suspended just over five feet above the floor. The objective is to score as many balls in goals as possible during a 2.5 minute match.

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 $19 million in college scholarships.

We will hear a short presentation 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

Registration:  Meetings are free and open to the public.  Please register to attend.  https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/25985

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

Location:
Richter Auditorium, Ahmanson Science Center
California Lutheran University
60 West Olsen Road
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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Information Security and Patient Privacy in the Biopharma Industry

March 13, 2014 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Computer, Events, Security 

On Wednesday, 26 March 2014, Spencer Mott will discuss Information Security and Patient Privacy in the Biopharma Industry.  This is a joint meeting of the Buenaventura chapters of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and IEEE Computer Society.

Abstract

Spencer Mott, Chief Information Security Officer at Amgen will provide a stimulating presentation on information security, patient privacy, and the Biopharma Industry.

About the Speaker

Spencer Mott is Amgen’s Chief Information Security Officer, and Vice President, Information Systems.  Prior to Amgen, Spencer spent six years at Electronic Arts, fifteen years in the Metropolitan Police (London, U.K.), and five years in media and copyright protection for a major film copyright trade association.

Meeting Info

Registration:  No registration is required for this event.  Since this is a joint EMBS/Computer meeting, instead of our usual pizza, we will be offering an optional sit-down buffet-style dinner at 6 PM for $10.

Dinner (optional, $10):  6:00 PM
Hot topics of interest:  6:45 PM
Main presentation:  7:00 PM

Location: Richter Auditorium, Ahmanson Science Center, California Lutheran University

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.

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