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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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Meetup Organizers on LinkedIn, Slack Channel or on the Meetup site.

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Upcoming events (5)

Network Traffic Analysis with Wireshark

Online event

[Abstract]
Learn the basics of cyber threat detection in today's introduction to traffic analysis, where we'll capture computer network traffic and inspect it for suspicious activity. With a combination of Wireshark and network traffic manipulation, we can "tap" an entire network's traffic pipeline and analyze the information passed through it. This is the starting point for adding automated defenses and detection systems to an environment. We can also use Wireshark to view packets captured during post-incident analysis and review.

To learn more about Code Fellows: https://www.codefellows.org/

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Interested in learning more about CSNP? You can visit our website here: https://www.csnp.org/

Want to speak at one of our events? Fill out our form here: https://www.csnp.org/speak

Want to join a great organization and spread cybersecurity awareness? Volunteer with us here: https://www.csnp.org/volunteer

Ethical Hacking Test Taking 101

Online event

[Abstract]
Learn about test-taking techniques and available resources to help you pass the Certified Ethical Hacking exam. Understand the types of resources that are available, how you can prepare, and what you can set up in your own environment to practice techniques you learn while studying. Learn about tips and tricks to get you ready to become CEH certified.

[Speaker bio]
Dr. Byron K. Wallace presently works as a System Admin, in Houston, Texas for A Chemical & Manufacturing company. Currently, he evaluates and leads the team in efforts that are deemed necessary to test networks for vulnerabilities within the process control network within our organization. He obtained his undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology from Grambling State University and received his Master of Science degree. He also earned a Doctor of Management degree in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Information Systems Technology. Recently he obtained a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity Technology from the University of Maryland.

Byron was born and raised in Eunice, Louisiana; he currently resides in Houston, Texas. He is a father and a husband, by trying to be productive in both of those roles; Makes free time a precious commodity. He loves sports, spending time with family and friends, and mentoring his children.

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Linkedin Handle: https://www.linkedin.com/company/csnp
Twitter Handle: https://twitter.com/CybersecurityNp
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF-PkiojPcLLTcvH3mZ5k_A

Learn about us: https://www.csnp.org/
Speak at one of our events: https://www.csnp.org/speak
Volunteer with us: https://www.csnp.org/volunteer

A Day in The Life of a CISO: Randall Frietzche

Online event

Title: A Day in The Life of a CISO: Randall Frietzche

Abstract:
In this 4th of the CISO series, you'll explore the details on what daily cybersecurity looks like for a business.

What you'll gain from attending our CISO series:
Attendees will have the chance to have an informal and open discussion "fireside chat" style with an actual CISO!
Audience members will also have an opportunity to be an active voice and contribute to the much-needed diversity of thought in the ever growing field of cybersecurity
Learn the myriad of challenges and unique events across different domains from CISOs directly
Share how cyber security profressionals can get to the next level beyond just being good at their technical role
Walk away with a better and deeper understanding of the discipline of cybersecurity and how it affects all aspects of a business

Bio about this CISO:

Randall “Fritz” Frietzsche is the Chief Information Security (CISO) and Privacy Officer for Denver Health. Fritz previously worked for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) for almost seven years, most recently as the Regional Information Security Officer for CHI’s QualChoice Health Plans.
Fritz has over 20 years’ experience in Information Technology, 15 years in Information Security and 10 years in Healthcare. Fritz holds a Master’s Degree in Information Security and Assurance, as well as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Ethical Hacker and Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator, along with 23 other IT and Information Security certifications.

Fritz is very involved in the Information Security industry, as a speaker, blogger and mentor. Fritz is a Distinguished Fellow with the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and was the President of the Louisville, KY ISSA chapter for 8 years. Fritz also teaches Information Security, ethical hacking and digital forensics as an Adjunct Professor, and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Harvard. Fritz started his career as a Deputy Sheriff in Indiana and is a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy. Fritz has recently been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Toggle Magazine, and several other publications.

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Linkedin Handle: https://www.linkedin.com/company/csnp
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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF-PkiojPcLLTcvH3mZ5k_A

Learn about us: https://www.csnp.org/
Speak at one of our events: https://www.csnp.org/speak
Volunteer with us: https://www.csnp.org/volunteer

Piloting the Linux Terminal

Online event

[Abstract]
Navigating shell systems is a foundational skill for computer security professionals. Adversaries and administrators alike can remotely control a computer through its terminal interface using protocols such as SSH. This is a critical skill you'll want to have be it on blue or red team, and in this presentation we'll introduce foundational terminal navigation and operation concepts on a Ubuntu Linux system.

[Speaker Bio]
David is a cybersecurity instructor based in Seattle. The principal curriculum developer of the first ever Code Fellows cyber ops bootcamp, David holds a masters degree in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance and has completed a number of certifications including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and CompTIA Security+. When not teaching, David volunteers for Cybersecurity Non-Profit (CSNP) in an effort to provide career resources and create pathways for aspiring cyber professionals of tomorrow.

Follow David on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-lee-itpro/

CSNP's YouTube for his latest cyber stories podcast: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_2W3yaMyCwJ4f1A1Y3ba-qGxr2G33z3H

To learn more about Code Fellows: https://www.codefellows.org/

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JOIN OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY: http://bit.ly/csnpslack

Interested in learning more about CSNP? You can visit our website here: https://www.csnp.org/

Want to speak at one of our events? Fill out our form here: https://www.csnp.org/speak

Want to join a great organization and spread cybersecurity awareness? Volunteer with us here: https://www.csnp.org/volunteer

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