Title: An analysis of security from infrastructure to applications and everything in between
Presenter: Edward Farrell is an experienced penetration tester from a global company engaged in development, delivery, and support of advanced security (among other things).
Ed will describe how an evolving threat landscape is constantly forcing the reorientation of how we defend networks. The purpose of this talk is to provide system and network administrators with an overview of common security deficiencies observed over the past 12 months.
Specifically, the talk will analyse:
• Security from an offensive perspective;
• The current state of infrastructure security;
• Web application security and issues identified in off the shelf and custom applications; and
• Effective defence through systems administration.
By the end of this talk, attendees will have an appreciation of practices they can employ in their roles as defenders.
Food and drinks are provided courtesy of Google Australia, our generous host for this meeting. Please be on time to assist the smooth running of this event.
*** Note the new location! ***
18:00 Pre-meeting drinks and food in Google's Cylon Tech Talk room
18:30 Meeting commences promptly - don't be late!
- Introductions and any general business
- Q & A and topical debate
20:00 (approx) Close - optionally adjourn to nearby pub for anyone keen to continue discussion.
RSVP: Please RSVP before noon on the day, here or by email to william.shipway at member.sage-au.org.au. Google's security requirements mean we must know who's attending. See "How to find us" above if you're late.
Archive: Previous presentation recordings are posted at
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Purpose: SAGE-AU is the peak member-focused organisation for IT professionals who are looking to build and grow their careers, as well as connect with other like-minded individuals. Our meetings bring together systems and network administrators, developers, infosec people, and other ICT professionals.
SAGE-AU meetings are intended as professional development for our members. If you are not a SAGE-AU member, you are welcome to attend several meetings before we will ask you to join. Please consider the benefits of becoming a member: http://www.sage-au.org.au/membership