CiNPA: Hacker's Night

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Cincinnati State - Clifton Campus

Advanced Technology and Learning Center (ATLC) 3520 Central Pkwy · Cincinnati, oh

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Park in the Central Parkway Garage. The meeting is in the Auditorium. Parking will be validated at the meeting.

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Cincinnati Networking Professionals Association - CINPA

CiNPA Hacker's Night 19

December is our annual "Hacker's Night" meeting for CiNPA. Hacker's Night is organized by members of our own Security Special Interest Group (a.k.a. the CiNPA Security SIG). This year we will kick the meeting off with a presentation by Matt Scheurer followed by our feature speaker Deral Heiland.

Matt Scheurer
Topic: Why Script Kiddies Succeed


Some offensive security tools have become so user friendly and simple that the barrier to compromising vulnerable systems has become trivial. We will use Kali Linux, SPARTA, OWASP ZAP, and Armitage to demonstrate just how easy exploiting some vulnerabilities has become. Yes, these will be live demos. What could possibly go wrong?


Matt Scheurer ( serves as Chair of the Cincinnati Networking Professionals Association Security Special Interest Group (CiNPA Security SIG) and works as a Systems Security Engineer in the Financial Services industry. He holds a CompTIA Security+ Certification and possesses multiple Microsoft Certifications including MCP, MCPS, MCTS, MCSA, and MCITP. He has presented on numerous Information Security topics as a featured speaker at many local area technology groups and large Information Security conferences all over the Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky Tri-State. Matt maintains active memberships in a number of professional organizations including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Cincinnati Networking Professionals Association (CiNPA), Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).

Deral Heiland
Topic: A Quick Dive into Hardware Hacking


During this presentation we will be discussing and demonstrating various aspects of hardware security. From gaining root level access to extracting firmware using several methods. As part of this presentation we will also be discussing best practices that can be easily implemented by manufacturers to prevent this level of physical access to the device and its firmware.


Deral Heiland CISSP (, serves as a Research Lead (IoT) for Rapid7. Deral has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field, and over the last 10+ years Deral’s career has focused on security research, security assessments, penetration testing, and consulting for corporations and government agencies. Deral also has conducted security research on numerous technical subjects, releasing white papers, security advisories, and has presented the information at numerous national and international security conferences including Blackhat, Defcon, Shmoocon, DerbyCon, RSAC, Hack In Paris.

Cost (Includes food, beverages, and parking validation):
CiNPA Members: Free, Guests: $5.00
-First time attendees may also join CiNPA at the door ($35 annual membership)

Specific meeting information can be found at CINPA website (