October Meeting

Upcoming Defcon919 Meeting

October Meeting – DDOS

Sunday, Oct 8, 2017, 4:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

10 Members Attending

ALL levels of experience, skill, and interest are welcome and encouraged to join us. You do not have to be a “hacker” to attend.Agenda:• 4 PM DDOS – Patrick• 6 + Open Discussion at Carolina Ale House 3911 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707Most of us are familiar with DDoS attacks and the use of compromised devices to launch them. We’ve …

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ALL levels of experience, skill, and interest are welcome and encouraged to join us. You do not have to be a “hacker” to attend.

 

Most of us are familiar with DDoS attacks and the use of compromised devices to launch them. We’ve heard of booters and stressors, and attacks by Anonymous and other groups against companies. What most don’t really know beyond the basics are the attack types and methods used, how they’ve changed over time, and how DDoS attacks are combated at the detailed level.
Participants will learn:
  • What DDoS most commonly affects and why it works
  • Attack evolution over time and the types of tools used
  • Attack types and methods from network to application layers
  • How enterprise and service provider solutions for dealing with DDoS and how they work in detail.

Take home resources will be provided including a “cheat sheet” for testing the resilience of your simulated network in the lab, and a Python script that can actually spoof a three way handshake and send an attack payload. Participants may want to bring a laptop to examine the cheat sheet and review the code as we walk through it.

Agenda:

• 4 DDOS Presentation at the Durham Co. Southwest Regional Library 3605 Shannon Road, Durham, NC

• 6 + Open Discussion at Carolina Ale House 3911 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707

When:

Sun, Oct 8, 4pm – 6pm

Where:

Durham Co. Southwest Regional Library
3605 Shannon Road, Durham, NC

September Meeting

Upcoming Defcon919 Meeting

September – Privacy and Anonymity

Sunday, Sep 10, 2017, 2:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

2 Members Attending

** Please bring your laptop and 2 x 8GB USB drives for the lab. **This month’s topic is privacy and anonymity.  Step through setting up and using Tails or The Amnesic Incognito Live System, a security-focused Debian-based Linux distribution.  TOR will also be featured.ALL levels of experience, skill, and interest are welcome and encouraged to joi…

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** Please bring your laptop and 2 x 8GB USB drives for the lab. **

This month’s topic is privacy and anonymity. Step through setting up and using Tails or The Amnesic Incognito Live System, a security-focused Debian-based Linux distribution. TOR will also be featured.

ALL levels of experience, skill, and interest are welcome and encouraged to join us. You do not have to be a “hacker” to attend.

Agenda:
• 2-6 TAILS & TOR – demo, setup, hands-on lab, and discussion. Breaks will be taken as needed.

• 6 + Open Discussion at Ponysaurus 219 Hood St, Durham, NC 27701 Ponysaurus has beer, food, and snacks for purchase.

When:
Sun, Sept 10, 2pm – 6pm

Where:
Durham County Library – Stanford L. Warren Branch Library
1201 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC, 27707

August Meeting

Upcoming Defcon919 Meeting

August Meeting

Sunday, Aug 13, 2017, 2:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

25 Members Attending

Bring your laptop if you want to participate in the hands on.If you already have Security Onion setup, you can skip the first hour.  https://github.com/Security-Onion-Solutions/security-onion/blob/master/Verify_ISO.mdALL levels of experience, skill, and interest are welcome and encouraged to join us.  You do not have to be a “hacker” to attend.A…

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Agenda:

Bring your laptop if you want to participate in the hands on.

If you already have Security Onion setup, you can skip the first hour. https://github.com/Security-Onion-Solutions/security-onion/blob/master/Verify_ISO.md

ALL levels of experience, skill, and interest are welcome and encouraged to join us. You do not have to be a “hacker” to attend.

Agenda:

• 2-3 Setup VM and Security Onion – Please download the files ahead of time. https://github.com/Security-Onion-Solutions/security-onion/blob/master/Verify_ISO.md

• 3-4 DefCon 25 review and badge discussion – Bring your badges to show off.

• 4-6 Security Onion demo and hands on – Presented by Jon Creekmore

• 6 + Open Discussion at Bralie’s Sports Bar

When:

Sun, Aug 13, 2pm – 6pm

Where:

Durham County Library – South Regional Library
4505 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC 27713

July Meeting

Upcoming Defcon919 Meeting

July Meeting

Sunday, Jul 9, 2017, 6:00 PM

Bralie’s Sports Bar & Grill
1725 Carpenter Fletcher Road Durham, NC

9 Members Attending

Come show off your interests and learn about what others are doing.  ALL levels of experience, skill, and interest are welcome and encouraged to join us.  You do not have to be a “hacker” to attend.Agenda:General info sec discussion.DefCon 25 discussion.  Come swap contact info, stories, and tips for the conference.

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Agenda:

General info sec discussion.

DefCon 25 discussion. Come swap contact info, stories, and tips for the conference.

When:

Sun, July 9, 6pm

Where:

Bralie’s Sports Bar
1725 Carpenter Fletcher Rd
Durham, NC 27713

DC919 is now a member of the EFA

DC919 has formally joined the Electronic Frontier Alliance.   Through this partnership we will work together to promote and educate the community on issues such as Security, Privacy and Free Speech.

The Electronic Frontier Alliance (EFA) is an information-sharing network comprised of grassroots groups around the country promoting digital rights in their respective communities.

 

June Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who came to the June meeting. Discussion was about Security Onion. We ran out of time for everything so there will be a part 2 with a demo. We hope to see everyone at the next meeting.

June Meeting

Upcoming Defcon919 Meeting

DefCon919

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017, 4:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

15 Members Attending

Come show off your interests and learn about what others are doing.ALL levels of experience, skill, and interest are welcome and encouraged to join us.Topic TBD.

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Agenda:

Presentation by Jon on Security Onion. Security Onion is a Linux distro for intrusion detection, network security monitoring, and log management.

Also if you attended Carolina Con 13, bring your badge. If there’s time, we’ll work on programming them.
Followed up by Open Discussion at Bralie’s Sports Bar

When:

Sun, June 11, 4pm – 6pm

Where:

Durham County Library – South Regional Library
4505 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC 27713

DC919 May Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone that attended the May meeting on firewalls and VPNs.  This meeting also included a demo of pfSense and discussion on other security topics.  Looking forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting.

Slides from the meeting:  https://goo.gl/U7Zweg

Launching a subreddit

We have created a discussion group on Reddit to act as our message board.  Reddit is the 4th most popular website in the United States. Our group is completely public.  I would suggest keeping that in mind when posting content.  We have added a “Forum” link to our page that will direct you there.   Otherwise you can visit the page directly by going to:

https://reddit.com/r/dc919

We are looking for someone to take ownership of this task.  This would involve moderating the site and updating the cascade stylesheets (CSS) so the page keeps consistent with the defcon theme.   If you’re interested you reach out to us on any of the methods from the contact us page.

 

DC919 May Meeting

Upcoming Defcon919 Meeting

DefCon919

Sunday, May 14, 2017, 4:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

8 Members Attending

This meeting will be a presentation on firewalls and VPNs followed by group discussion.   Come show off your interests and learn about what others are doing.ALL levels of experience, skill, and interest are welcome and encouraged to join us.

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Agenda:

Firewalls, IDS/IPS and VPN discussion.
Some of it will be around pfSense.
Followed up by Open Discussion.

When:

Sun, May 14, 4pm – 6pm

Where:

Durham County Library – South Regional Library
4505 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC 27713