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2017.08.02/0x0032

Everyone should be back from DEF CON and at least on the road to recovery. Did you go? Come out and share your experience. We're you not able to make it? Come experience it vicariously through those who did.

Also, remember BSidesDFW Call for Papers is open through September 16th (https://goo.gl/78r4bG)! Take the firetalk you've given at DHA (you have presented, right?) and turn it into a full fledged con preso.

Finally, a reminder to those who are new to the group. If you're looking for developers for your hack-a-thon or something similar then feel free to post in the message boards. If you come out to the meetup and want to announce your event then be prepared - you'll have a maximum of 30-seconds.


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  • Dr. Matt Parsons DCS, C.

    Awesome meet up. Great talks, great people, thanks to DHA and Brian from Prevade for the capture the flag Matt

    2 · August 3

  • Michael

    Glad to attend!

    2 · August 2

  • Gregory M.

    BIG Thanks to the DHA crew for putting on such an outstanding show and special thanks to Whiskey Neon for teaching us all about those very friendly prostitution type persons and all the traffic sex they seem to involve themselves in. I have to wonder if any of the many daily accidents on the freeways are due to traffic sex? Who is doing the driving anyway? I suppose I should be more observant when I drive... <grin>

    1 · August 2

  • Woody P.

    party, party

    1 · August 2

  • mowgli

    need advise:

    got a unique phishing email masked as from our CEO to controller, no one else. aka very targeted, knew exactly who to send it to & from in order to get paid. perfect english. request was relevant to our operation. perfect spelling of our names (usually misspelled).

    we replied only ACH permits same day pymts, so need bank info. we got back this:
    Bank Name. Keybank
    Account Name. Christopher James Townsell
    Address:1470 Sharon Dr. Parma Ohio 44130
    Checking Account Number : redacted0845
    Routing number:[masked]
    Amount. $9,860

    (prob ID theft on townsell.)

    how would you reply/proceed to get more info, discover who the insider is or how they knew to target us so well?

    should i file complaint on ic3.gov?

    3 · July 11

    • Dustin D.

      And there will be folks at the meetup who won't know what that is. You can share your experience and what you've learned. As Tinker always says, talk to your experience level. It will be basic to some, but new for others. We all have something to share and to learn..

      1 · July 17

    • BardicKnowledge

      I'd like to hear your take on whaling, @mowgli. We've been getting a good bit of this at my office too.

      August 1

  • Chris De L.

    I apologize if this has been asked before.

    But I'm looking to see if someone can point me in the right direction or provide some insight on this. New to this security thing, hacking included. Haven't done any myself, whatsoever. Going back to school for Cyber Security, currently work in logistics though. How do I enter the IT field, if I have no experience? I'm actively looking and commenting on linkedin. Also, applying to all IT jobs on Indeed, that are entry level. So far, no bites. I'd like to get IT experience, while working towards my degree. Sorry for the long post!

    Many thanks!

    1 · July 29

    • Dustin D.

      Finally, which really should have probably been firstly, ask yourself if this is the field you really want to be in. Are you absolutely passionate about it? If not, then you may find a good job, but you will struggle to get ahead as many people in this field are highly passionate. If what you're looking for is a 9-5 job then this might not be the best career path.

      P.S. Don't take any of this as gospel! Most of us have taken very circuitous paths to becoming security practitioners.

      P.P.S. Ask everyone you meet in the field the same question that you asked here. More than likely everyone will be willing to share their lessons learned, and more than likely they will all be different.

      Good luck and hope to see you at the next DHA!

      3 · July 29

    • Chris De L.

      Thanks for the reply Dustin! I just bought all the books mentioned above, with the exception of 5. I'll see everyone at the DHA.

      1 · July 30

  • Dustin D.

    Just a reminder that the HumbleBundle Wiley Infosec book bundle expires Monday (7/31) at 8AM. No, I/DHA don't get anything for referrals. It is, though, a great deal and I almost forgot to grab it before it was gone (even though I already own half the books).
    https://www.humblebundle.com/books/cybersecurity-wiley

    July 29

  • Dustin D.

    For those who haven't seen it, HumbleBundle has some really good infosec books available right now - https://www.humblebundle.com/books/cybersecurity-wiley

    2 · July 17

  • Tinker

    They saw hackers and thought "Hack-a-thon". They then decided to stop by and see if they could get free developers. - That was funny.

    1 · July 11

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