What we're about

What: AmherstSec is an Amherst based security-focused networking group. We are a group of security minded individuals with the purpose of having open discussion about security related topics. Typically, we have a general theme for an evening to help spur some shared thought. Periodically someone might wish to informally present some work, or new work that is not yet acted on but just thinking about... this is encouraged and supported, but by no means required for this meet up.

This is intended to be very informal and relaxed :-)

When/where: We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Since early 2020, we have been meeting virtual / online only.

Why: Similar meetings occur in Boston, but that's a hike from Amherst. Further, with the individuals in the Amherst area, it is worth the while to take time for us to share knowledge and discuss new ideas. We may all work in different sub-fields of Security, but we all have a similar mindset.

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Upcoming events (4+)

Smartphone Communication Apps and their data…the dirty truth (Amber Schroader)

Smartphone Communication Apps and their data…the dirty truth

As more and more people rely on textual communication on their smartphones the data that is stored on these devices becomes even more valuable. From different security options, platform sharing, and compliance archives the review of a communication App has evolved. Review some of the popular communication apps and what data can be found on both iOS and Android as well as what security impacts each app has.

Objectives:
Learn the different risks with smartphone messaging apps
Review methods for capturing data associated with smartphone messaging apps
Examine available artifacts associated with messaging apps

Bio:
Amber Schroader
CEO & Founder, Paraben Corporation
Over the past three decades, Ms. Schroader has been a driving force for innovation in digital forensics. Ms. Schroader has developed numerous software programs, courses, and guides in the areas of recovering data from smartphones, computer hard drives, cloud, email, and gaming systems. Ms. Schroader established protocols for the seizure and processing of digital evidence that has been used by numerous organizations throughout the world. Ms. Schroader has coined the concept of the “360-degree approach to digital forensics” and “Forensics of Everything-FoE” with her focus on unique problems in digital evidence and solutions. Ms. Schroader has been a huge industry influence in pushing for a big-picture consideration of digital evidence. An accomplished design architect, curriculum developer, and instructor; Ms. Schroader has written and taught numerous classes for this specialized field as well as founded multiple certifications. Ms. Schroader continues to support through book contributions and other industry speaking engagements.

This will be an online / virtual event over Zoom. RSVP to the event to see the link.

TBA

Paragus IT

Topic and Abstract: TBA

Venue and Food:
We are meeting at 6:30 pm at Paragus IT at 112 Russell St, Hadley, MA. Pizza and soda/water to be provided - please RSVP for pizza count.

TBA

Paragus IT

Topic and Abstract: TBA

Venue and Food:
We are meeting at 6:30 pm at Paragus IT at 112 Russell St, Hadley, MA. Pizza and soda/water to be provided - please RSVP for pizza count.

TBA

Paragus IT

Topic and Abstract: TBA

Venue and Food:
We are meeting at 6:30 pm at Paragus IT at 112 Russell St, Hadley, MA. Pizza and soda/water to be provided - please RSVP for pizza count.

Past events (59)

(Online) Cybersecurity Questions - Open Forum - April 2022

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