CyberSocial - April @ UBS

  • April 17, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • UBS

GPU Cracking on the Cheap

Session Abstract: Password cracking has made major advances in recent years with the introduction of GPU-based cracking. Many organizations are turning to GPU cracking to audit passwords and ensure compliance with password complexity policies. In this talk, we will walk you through how we were able to build our own cracking system with high-end gaming parts, for minimal cost. We'll be honest and let you know how we screwed up and how we succeeded. Additionally, there will be demos of our GPU cracking rig's performance along with tips and tricks for building your own cracking box, both the cheap way and the right way.

Speaker: Karl Fosaaen, Senior Security Consultant at NetSPI

Bio: Karl Fosaaen holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. He has five years of consulting experience in the computer security industry and in that time has worked in a variety of industries, financial services, health care, and hardware manufacturing.

Karl specializes in network and web application penetration testing and has extensive knowledge of social engineering disciplines including physical site + network access (capture the flag) and email phishing.

Speakers Wanted:

Finding the right people - Panel

The focus of this panel is on the growing need of builders, breakers & defenders in the information security space. What are the difficulties of recruiting and placing the top tier and upcoming talent? This panel will explain some of the difficulties of talent acquisition as well as answer questions from perspective of a corporate executive, a recruitment account manager, a former military/graduate student and undergraduate students.

Current security professionals will be asked to share their experiences in hiring talent, talent retention, and difficulties of their dream job.

The end game of this discussion is to build a program based on the information from the panel. The next step would be looking for volunteers for an OWASP Mentor Program OR Teaching the Teachers OWASP Project.

Panel will include:

Moderator - Tom Ryan, Undisclosed

Joe Bernik – Risk Executive, HSBC
Grace Carmen – Account Manager, TekSystems
Renee Pollack – Pace University Student
Mario Camilla – Former Army SIGINT NCO / NYU Poly BS / Pace Graduate
Emily Wicki – NYU Poly Student

Open Mic Session

This is exactly how it sounds - it's open mic time.  If you have something that's been on your mind and you need a venue for letting it out, here's your chance.   All we ask is that it is topical (some type of relation to security) and professional.   So come prepared to take the stage and let 'er rip!


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  • Conor W.

    Any chance of still showing up if I haven't RSVP'd? Thought I had, but I now see I missed the deadline!

    1 · April 17, 2014

    • Tom B.

      Bring donuts for the security guards

      2 · April 17, 2014

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