Everyone is back from Hacker Summer Camp... hope everyone had a great time! We are going back to Black Lodge next month.
I've asked Ms. Wendy Knox-Everette to speak this month on email security. She's gonna talk about the headaches and pitfalls of setting up her Github email with SPF, DKIM, and DMARC.
We'll be grabbing pizza, wings, and things from Pizza Hut, so RSVP so I can get a rough idea of how many of everything to order. If you plan on bringing friends, please add them. Please bring your own adult beverages if you like, we'll have water, but if you want to bring soda or something like cookies/brownies/dessert, it wouldn't go amiss. If you want the Gluten Free or Veggie/Vegan option, please let me know so we can order something for you. If you've never been to Black Lodge in Redmond, you're in for a treat. Lots of things going on there. CTFs, DC206, classes, Makerspace stuff...
There is plenty of parking out by the street, and we are about half a mile from the bus stop, which is near the Whole Foods. RTC is a little ways off, if you need a bus to anywhere else.
Looking forward to seeing all of you!
**Oh yes, my company (Leviathan Security Group) is sponsoring this month's SeaSec East. I did it before I asked Ms Knox-Everette to speak... Her speaking was not a 'pay-to speak' kind of deal. She gave this talk at the Crypto and Privacy Village at Def Con: https://cryptovillage.org/dc26/ this year... **
Here is the abstract and her Bio...
How do you give your personal domain a green "Secure" lock? Can you prevent your domain from being used for spam and phishing emails?
This talk is a little different from most "crypto" talks - it's not about how some neat new encryption algorithm works, or writing code. Instead, it's about how to use the awesome crypto tools already available to make your online presence more secure. This talk came out of my frustration with tutorials online for setting up my personal website domain with TLS and my email domain with DMARC/DKIM/SPF. We'll walk through how to use free services to serve a website over TLS and how to configure a personal email domain to block it from being used to send spam and phishing emails.
Wendy Knox Everette (@wendyck) is a hacker lawyer who began her career as a software developer, before going to law school, where she focused on national security law and computer security issues. Currently she lives in Washington State where she advises companies on risk and security regulations. She created and hosted the first student webserver to host personal homepages at her undergrad in 1995, and registered her personal domain in 2000, but only recently got it moved to TLS.