Past Meetup

March 2018 Monthly Meeting

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Please join us for our March 2018 Meeting. 2 technical talks followed by networking. This month we will be at FIU, Graham Center (the UC) in room GC243. Parking information will follow, but as in the past, we'll park in the Gold Parking Lot. Post meeting networking will be at MIA Brewery, 10400 NW 33rd St #150, Doral, FL 33172.

Speaker 1: Travis Farral, Director of Security Strategy for Anomali

Title: Adversary-Centric Threat Hunting and Mitigation
Abstract: There are a variety of ways to go threat hunting in an environment. One way is to leveraging threat intelligence to mimic adversaries observed attacking the environment or suspected to have an interest in attacking the environment. This method can be a very effective counter to threats both observed and yet to be seen. This session will focus on a method of threat hunting that involves simulating attacker activity, scouring logs for evidence of that activity and then searching iteratively across the environment for signs of that activity. Going a step further will discuss how to develop countermeasures and mitigations against such tools and attacks can carry this approach into a quasi-red team activity.
Bio: Travis Farral is the Director of Security Strategy for Anomali. With over 20 years of security industry experience, he has developed a strong background in threat intelligence, incident response, and Industrial Control Systems security. Previously Travis ran the Cybersecurity Intelligence & Strategic Services team at ExxonMobil and spent several years at companies such as Nokia and XTO Energy.

Speaker 2: Oresteban Carabeo Graduate Student from St Thomas University [TENTATIVE]
Topic: Blockchain technology, cloud computing risks: How to build a Crypto-currency mine server (demo)