Listening to Internet Background Radiation: A Cyber Security Workshop

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*HOSTED AT MAVENLINK'S NEW LOCATION - 424 9th St, San Francisco* Luna Frank-Fischer and Mia Gil Epner, Software Engineers at Expanse, present "Listening to Internet Background Radiation: A Cyber Security Workshop". Please note: this month's meetup is a workshop. So bring a fully charged laptop and be ready to explore!


Luna Frank-Fischer ( and Mia Gil Epner (, Software Engineers at Expanse, present:

"Listening to Internet Background Radiation"

Malicious actors on the internet are constantly probing and scanning for potential vulnerabilities. Their activity generates a huge amount of "noisy" packets that are not legitimate attempts to connect to services but may be the first scouting step of a cyber attack. This "internet background radiation" is persistent, consistent, and loud. In this workshop, we'll support participants in standing up software to observe internet background radiation from AWS machines, and we'll enable them to perform basic analyses on what they see and report out on those findings. Participants will walk away with an understanding of how internet scanning fits into the landscape of cybersecurity, as both an omnipresent source of attacks and as a powerful defensive tool.


6:30-7:00 Registration and Dinner

7:00-9:00 Workshop

Dinner (not pizza!) and Drinks provided by Mavenlink ( Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available.