What we're about

The Boston CyberSecurity group (BCS) is dedicated to promoting cybersecurity awareness and education. We are the Boston chapter of the non-profit CyberSecurity Non-Profit (CSNP.org). Our goal is to make security knowledge and training accessible, so everyone can learn how to protect themselves and their organization from cyber threats. We address the growing demand for security professionals by facilitating career development and building a supportive and inclusive cybersecurity community, particularly for underrepresented groups. We accomplish this by hosting free monthly events featuring presentations, networking, hackathons, discussion panels, and technical workshops. Please feel free to come, enjoy food and drink, network, and learn about security.

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Upcoming events (2)

Elliptic Curves in Cryptography & Encrypted Search

Cantina Office

***CPE Certificates will given post event*** ***You MUST bring a government issued ID to attend this event*** Agenda: 5:30 – 6:00PM – Networking & Socializing (Food & Drinks Provided) 6:00 – 6:10PM – Introduction from Organizers and Sponsors 6:10 – 6:40PM – Speaker: Emily Stamm, VP of CSNP, Allstate Security Researcher Session Title: Elliptic Curves in Cryptography 6:40 – 7:00PM – Q&A, Networking break 7:00 – 7:30PM – Speaker: Tarik Moataz Session Title: Encrypted Search: from Research to Real-World Systems 7:30 – 8:00PM – Q&A, Networking Abstract: An elliptic curve is a type of mathematical curve on a plane. In this talk, we describe what an elliptic curve is and why it is important in public key cryptography. We explain the classical elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) that is widely used today, as well as the modern post-quantum isogeny-based cryptography, which is cryptography based on maps between elliptic curves that is conjectured to be resistant to quantum computing attacks. Speaker Bio: Emily Stamm is a security researcher at Allstate specializing in cryptography. She is also the Vice President of CyberSecurity Non-Profit (CSNP.org), an organization that promotes security education through hosting free events featuring networking, presentations, hackathons, panel discussions, and technical workshops. Emily graduated from Vassar College with a degree in mathematics where she published several papers on number theory research. She is passionate about cryptography, quantum computing, machine learning, and mathematics. https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-stamm/ Abstract: We are going to cover the state of the art in Encrypted Search and end-to-end encrypted databases. We will go over the different cryptographic primitives in the area, with a particular emphasis on: performance, security guarantee, and readiness towards a real-world deployment. Speaker Bio: Tarik is co-founder and CTO of Aroki Systems and a visiting scientist at Brown University. His research includes major advances in encrypted search that have appeared at the top cryptography conferences, including IACR CRYPTO, Eurocrypt, Asiacrypt and Real-World Crypto. https://www.linkedin.com/in/tarik-moataz-b6a5922b/ This event is sponsored by Cantina: https://cantina.co/ Learn more about our non-profit here: csnp.org Please contact [masked] if you're interested in sponsoring, speaking, or contributing.

CMD+CTRL Cyber Range Hackathon

WeWork One Seaport Square

***This Event is FREE*** ***CPE Certificates will be given post event*** ***You MUST bring a Driver’s License or State ID to attend this event*** ****You MUST bring your own computer*** Boston CyberSecurity is teaming up with Security Innovation to offer a fun "find the vulnerabilities" (CTF) game - CMD+CTRL Cyber Range - that shows how hackers break into websites and teaches the importance of secure coding habits. The CMD+CTRL Cyber Range is where players compete to find vulnerabilities, score points, and move up the leader board. Using cheat sheets, attack tables, and expert-led training sessions, try if you can hack us. All you need is your computer and that evil inner-doer and you are ready to hack away! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded PRIZES!!! Space is limited so please RSVP! Sponsored by: Security Innovation & Protiviti Learn more about our nonprofit here: csnp.org Connect with Boston CyberSecurity's LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13727671/ Stay in touch with Boston CyberSecurity's Slack group http://bit.ly/bostonsecurityslack Please contact [masked] if you're interested in sponsoring, speaking, or contributing in any way.

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