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SecTalks meetups are about participating in IT security discussions, learning from others, and improving problem-solving skills. SecTalks offers an avenue where you can team up with like-minded people to participate in solving technical IT security challenges (i.e. Capture The Flag).

Through SecTalks CTFs, people learn and share solutions. The goal is not to just award winners but to allow people to understand the problems find solutions.

Upcoming events (3)

SecTalks TWB0x04 - Web Shells

Heritage Bank

***This month is a week early due to Easter and Anzac day holidays*** Where: Heritage Bank, Level 1, 400 Ruthven St, Toowoomba. Access to level 1 is closed to the public after hours but we will meet in the ground floor foyer and give you access to level 1. Parking is available in Ruthven and surrounding streets. Check parking limits / rules before you come in, but should be free after hours. Who is it for: Anyone with an interest in Security, regardless of experience. More info on the format can be found on the SecTalks website https://sectalks.org This months topic: TBA - Stay tuned What to Bring: If you would like to participate in the hands on CTF part of the session please bring a laptop. It will be best if you have virtualisation software (VMWare Player, Virtual Box etc) and a Kali image, or Kali on a bootable USB or dual boot system or similar. If you are not sure bring your laptop and someone can help you on the night. If you don't have a laptop I will have a couple spare - first in best dressed. Please make yourself familiar with the Code of Conduct: https://www.sectalks.org/coc/ Thanks to: Cisco for catering. Heritage Bank for the venue. Alcorn Group for Prizes

SecTalks TWB0x05 - Boss Of The SOC

Heritage Bank

Where: Heritage Bank, Level 1, 400 Ruthven St, Toowoomba. Access to level 1 is closed to the public after hours but we will meet in the ground floor foyer and give you access to level 1. Parking is available in Ruthven and surrounding streets. Check parking limits / rules before you come in, but should be free after hours. Who is it for: Anyone with an interest in Security, regardless of experience. More info on the format can be found on the SecTalks website https://sectalks.org This months topic: Boss Of The SOC (BOTS). The SOC is an organisations Security Operations Centre where Analysts work to defend the organisation against adversaries of all types of malicious intent. The Splunk Boss Of The SOC event puts you in the defenders seat looking for trouble. A defender focused CTF. The first part of the session will get you familiar with the data and how to search it before compeating against your fellow SecTalks teams to hunt the adversary. The following will be good for beginners and experts alike: Here is an overview of the event - https://www.splunk.com/blog/2017/09/06/what-you-need-to-know-about-boss-of-the-soc.html Here is a full blog series that would help folks with specific techniques that *may* help answer some questions (hint hint) - https://www.splunk.com/blog/2017/07/06/hunting-with-splunk-the-basics.html Finally, here is the open sourced BOTSv1 dataset and scoring server, in case people want some hands on experience prior to the event - https://github.com/daveherrald/botsv1 For beginners, Splunk offer a free introductory course (recommended if you haven't used Splunk before) - https://www.splunk.com/en_us/training/free-courses/splunk-fundamentals-1.html What to Bring: For this event a laptop with a browser is all you will need. Please make yourself familiar with the Code of Conduct: https://www.sectalks.org/coc/ Thanks to: Cisco for catering. Heritage Bank for the venue. Alcorn Group for Prizes. Splunk for running the event and prizes.

SecTalks TWB0x05 - Topic TBA

Heritage Bank

Where: Heritage Bank, Level 1, 400 Ruthven St, Toowoomba. Access to level 1 is closed to the public after hours but we will meet in the ground floor foyer and give you access to level 1. Parking is available in Ruthven and surrounding streets. Check parking limits / rules before you come in, but should be free after hours. Who is it for: Anyone with an interest in Security, regardless of experience. More info on the format can be found on the SecTalks website https://sectalks.org This months topic: TBA What to Bring: If you would like to participate in the hands on CTF part of the session please bring a laptop. It will be best if you have virtualisation software (VMWare Player, Virtual Box etc) and a Kali image, or Kali on a bootable USB or dual boot system or similar. If you are not sure bring your laptop and someone can help you on the night. If you don't have a laptop I will have a couple spare - first in best dressed. Please make yourself familiar with the Code of Conduct: https://www.sectalks.org/coc/ Thanks to: Cisco for catering. Heritage Bank for the venue. Alcorn Group for Prizes

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SecTalks TWB0x03

Heritage Bank

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