• AlgoBytes: Algorithms for Hackers!

    PASCAL

    PASCAL Hackerspace is happy to announce a new bimonthly workshop! One of the core goals of our organization is to provide educational opportunities to people in the information security and technical communities of Portland, and with AlgoBytes we get to do exactly that! AlgoBytes is an informal workshop series to learn a bit more about the formal foundations of the field of computer science and about core data structures/algorithms frequently used for interviews, whether you've never explored them before or need a refresher. Each 60 minute session we will focus on a different topic, although we may repeat them if there are requests to revisit material. Currently there will be 20-30 minutes of presentation, a walk through of a problem, usually followed by breaking into small groups to practice. Attending sequential events is probably helpful if the material is new to you, but not required. Topics announced about 2 weeks in advance Please bring your preferred note-taking device(s) and preferred scratch paper. A laptop with your editor & language of choice may be handy for trying out your solutions- especially important if you are prepping for technical interviews, but is not at all required. The PASCAL board is excited to be hosting this event alongside a very accomplished and brilliant woman in security- Allison Marie Naaktgeboren is a Senior Software Engineer. She has previously written (and regretted) code at Mozilla, Amazon, Cisco, FactSet Research Systems, and the Biorobotics Laboratory in Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Allison is a mentor in the PDXWiT mentorship program, supports the Women Who Code Portland Algorithms track, and mentors high school students in robotics and programming (Go Rebel @lliance!) She is a member of PASCAL & the OWASP Portland chapter.

  • Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium

    PASCAL

    This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX! We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within). If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

  • Network Pwnage

    PASCAL

    PASCAL Hackerspace is proud to announce a new presentation series in which an experienced security researcher, Malcolm, will be guiding us through the intricacies of network forensics! **Network Pwnage** Each session, there will be a short (30-40 minute) presentation of material and then a hands on lab/experimentation time to put our new skills to use. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to play along, and to have a VM with Linux (Kali is probably best, but choose your flavor!) or Mac OS as it is generally easier to work with layer 2 on these platforms. Malcolm is a threat researcher with a major networking and security company, and has been doing networking for way too long. He wants to help other hackers learn the wonderful and weird world of packets, and all the terrible things you can do with them. *NOTE: this class takes place on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. This is to avoid conflicting with other infosec/hacker events in the PDX area. Meetup doesn't really support this kind of scheduling, however. I will try to keep this event updated to reflect this.

  • Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium

    PASCAL

    The CTF is finally here! Cylon and Pink Panther have brought you a buffet of hacking challenges ! The CTF will open at 8pm on Friday (Online Only for registration) and go through 5pm on Sunday. Fox hunts will occur on Saturday only between 1 and 4pm. Prizes will be handed out to top hackers and include: PoC GTFO Vol 1 and 2 print editions Packet Squirrel Bash Bunny TP Link MR3040 - of minipwner fame. Raspberry pi zero w with oled screen - perfect for p4wnp1 action and more! For the sake of fairness this CTF is limited to those who have attended Hacker Symposium previously. If you are new to the group, catch up with us in Season 2 of Hacker Symposium starting in July. This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX! We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within). If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

  • AlgoBytes: Algorithms for Hackers!

    PASCAL

    PASCAL Hackerspace is happy to announce a new bimonthly workshop! One of the core goals of our organization is to provide educational opportunities to people in the information security and technical communities of Portland, and with AlgoBytes we get to do exactly that! AlgoBytes is an informal workshop series to learn a bit more about the formal foundations of the field of computer science and about core data structures/algorithms frequently used for interviews, whether you've never explored them before or need a refresher. Each 60 minute session we will focus on a different topic, although we may repeat them if there are requests to revisit material. Currently there will be 20-30 minutes of presentation, a walk through of a problem, usually followed by breaking into small groups to practice. Attending sequential events is probably helpful if the material is new to you, but not required. Topics announced about 2 weeks in advance Please bring your preferred note-taking device(s) and preferred scratch paper. A laptop with your editor & language of choice may be handy for trying out your solutions- especially important if you are prepping for technical interviews, but is not at all required. The PASCAL board is excited to be hosting this event alongside a very accomplished and brilliant woman in security- Allison Marie Naaktgeboren is a Senior Software Engineer. She has previously written (and regretted) code at Mozilla, Amazon, Cisco, FactSet Research Systems, and the Biorobotics Laboratory in Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Allison is a mentor in the PDXWiT mentorship program, supports the Women Who Code Portland Algorithms track, and mentors high school students in robotics and programming (Go Rebel @lliance!) She is a member of PASCAL & the OWASP Portland chapter.

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  • Defensive Security: what can blue do for you?

    226 SE Madison St

    Come learn about the other side of the cybersecurity equation: how to raise the bar for attackers trying to pwn your endpoints. This talk series will focus on sane, sensible, and usable defaults, security through proper configuration, and small/medium scale distribution and management. ******** ******** ******** ******** ******** DefSec 0x05: Ansible, Part 1 Dive deep into the Dirac Sea...of security automation! Let's talk about Ansible (the RedHat automation/configuration management tool, not the scifi FTL machine). To quote a different introductory course, "Ansible is an automation and configuration management technology used to provision, deploy, and manage compute infrastructure across cloud, virtual, and physical environments." This initial session will focus on: - a high-level overview of what Ansible is - how it works - beginning to use Ansible via ad-hoc commands - reasoning + planning about tasks -> playbooks -> roles - how you might deploy it at scale - and finally, as time permits: hands on with playbooks! Part 2 of this talk (coming soon!) will focus on a practical application of Ansible, namely deploying the Ubuntu Linux CIS benchmark against multiple virtual machines for hardening purposes. This series is brought to you by PASCAL Hackerspace, and presented by Magneto (the hacker, not the mutant. Probably.) He does security analysis and automation for profit, and systems thinking and other security-related things for fun. Uses obtuse prose. Talks fast and loud. Dreams of eliminating sleep. Protoypes the future.

  • Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium

    PASCAL

    We are starting this week a little later than usual to make room for the Google CTF. Feel free to come early but class will not start until 5pm. This week is the last weekend before the Hacker Symposium CTF! We are going to be focusing on setting ourselves up for Season 2 of Hacker Symposium. Topics covered will be: - Setting up our laptops with either a VM, bootable usb stick, or bare metal linux pentesting distro. - Setting up and configuring virtual python environments using conda. - Installing pwntools into our virtual environments. - A quick demo of pwntools to introduce you to this amazing python library. Hope to see you there! -Cylon This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX! We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within). If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!