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Pythology One-Day Conference: Python Security Best Practices
Register and pay through Eventbrite at: KEYNOTE What Could Hurt: How Framework and Library Dependence is Weakening our Development by: Kevin Johnson, Secure Ideas 45 min Kevin will discuss how security works, why we do the things we do and where platforms and libraries can be both good and bad. This will be done through a series of real world examples directly from his testing and assessment of modern applications and the SDLC. SESSION 1: Python Cryptography - Keeping Secrets from the NSA by: James Alexander, Leaf Software Solutions Intermediate, 45 min How to manage secret data, and store it securely: • The differences between Hashes and Encrypted Fields • How to properly store Passwords • Characteristics of Encrypted data • An explanation of several encryption algorithms • Example implementations of all of the above in Python SESSION 2: Log Analysis for Security and Development by: Michael Taylor, Rook Security Intermediate to Expert, 1 hour The creation and consumption of application logs can yield significant insights into the security posture and performance of your systems. Beginning with the design of a logging standard and ending with anomaly detection we will be discussion how modern security incident and event management (SIEM) tools analyze data. Additionally we will discuss how to mine that data using Python to generate alerts, create reactive decision paths, and identify underlying security concerns. SESSION 3: Intrusion Detection Systems by: Pradeep Gowda, Proofpoint, Inc Beginner, 30 min A large chunk of sophisticated cyber attacks still happen behind secured firewalls. Having a firewall is not longer sufficient to prevent attacks on your infrastructure, data and business. Having an Intrusion Detection System monitor incoming and outgoing traffic is highly critical to a sophisticated security posture. In this session, we will learn: • Why we need Intrusion detection systems • How do they work • How to make IDS part of your overall security posture • Open source intrusion detection systems SESSION 4: Hacking with Python -- Automation During Penetration Testing by: Nat Shere, Rook Security Beginner/Intermediate, 30 min Penetration tests simulate real-world hackers to perform security testing against applications and services. Python often plays an integral role in automating some of this testing, both for the security professional and for the hacker. Through real-world examples and stories, we will explore the function that Python and automation play in penetration tests, and in hacking in general. Examples will include, but are not limited to: • Brute forcing custom developed login pages • Automating open source reconnaissance to identify users' passwords • Automating SQL injection attacks for full database access • Creating a worm to hijack social media accounts • Using Social Engineering to execute Python-based malware on users' computers SESSION 5: Using Python to Get Started with Vulnerability Assessments by: Stephan Looney and Chris Lee Beginner/Intermediate, 45 min An introduction to using python to setup, start, and review the results of vulnerability scans. SESSION 6: Understanding Legal and Regulatory Issues in Information Security in a Global Context by: Naomi Asfaw, Miz - Hasab Research Center Beginner, 40 min • The value of your data in the United States vs European Union • How cross-border data flow could affect small businesses • Obstacles that prevents public-private sector collaboration on cybersecurity issues • Global challenges on standards, regulation and enforcement • Project 2020 and other global agencies that are addressing cybersecurity issues SCHEDULE 8:30 - 9:00 Registration & networking 9:00 - 9:15 - Announcements & Logistics 9:15 - 10:00 - Kevin Johnson 10:00 - 10:15: Break 10:15 - 10:45: Pradeep Gowda 10:45 - 11:00: Break 11:00 - 11:30: Nat Shere 11:30 - 12:30: Lunch (included)/ RetroPi gaming 12:30 - 1:15: Naomi Asfaw 1:15 - 1:30: Break 1:30 - 2:15: James Alexander 2:15 - 2:45: Coffee Break 2:45 - 3:30: Chris and Stephan 3:30 - 3:45: Break 3:45 - 4:45: Michael Taylor 4:45 - 5:00: Closing statements/Door Prize Drawing 5:00 - 6:00: Happy Hour Register and pay through Eventbrite at:

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The Indianapolis Python Meetup (“IndyPy”) is a leading national group promoting the Python programming language and connecting the Python community.

IndyPy draws Python enthusiasts from the entire Midwest for regular events. In 2017, we celebrated
10 years of success with over 1,000 members.

We are learners, employers, and enthusiasts of all kinds. All skill levels are welcome: if you are interested in Python, we are interested in you!

We have great regular events:

Monthly Meetups:

6p: Python Squad™
Come with your Python questions. Ask the Python experts who volunteer their time to help out.

7:00p: Meet, Eat and Greet

7:30p: PBJ™ (Python Beginners’ Jam)
Back to the Basics: 15 minute Python tutorials aimed at beginners.

7:50p: Right Brain™ Talk
Creative topics aimed at developing well rounded Pythonistas.

8:10p: ProTalk™
Advanced Python talks by field experts.

If you have something you'd like to share with everyone, drop a line to the organizers!

Quarterly Pythology Mini Conferences:

Day-long conferences (9am-5pm) that feature 5-7 speakers on a specific subject related to Python. Some of the topics we have covered so far include:

- Machine Learning, AI, Genetic Programming

- Web Framework Shootout

- Automating Processes with Python

- Django for Beginners

- Data Science with Python

- Testing & Debugging

- Python for Beginners

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Contact Colleen Walker
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