What we’re about
SecTalks is the largest non-profit security community that expands across multiple continents. SecTalks hosts free monthly sessions on technical security topics, and practical security challenges. We have a mix of sessions for both beginners and seasoned professionals.
What happens at a SecTalks Gold Coast?
Knowledge sharing, practical hands-on learning and networking. We arrange an informal catch-up where someone will present on an infosec related topic.
We welcome learning from all areas of security, including:
Penetration Testing, Red Teaming, Social Engineering, Phishing, Exploit development, Security Automation, DevSecOps/ SecDevOps / Secure Development, Application Security, Security Architecture, Cloud Security, Security Operations, SIEM, Incident Response, Threat Hunting, Forensics, Network Security, Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and more.
Who is the Meetup for?
Anyone interested in infosec. Experienced professionals through to newbies.
It is not a place to come loaded with business cards and looking to sell services or products.
How does SecTalks Gold Coast operate?
Volunteers (@Codingo Michael Skelton, @CyberSecRicki Ricki Burke) run it for the benefit of local people coming together to share ideas, learn and network. Be patient with us :)
Upcoming events (1)See all
- SecTalks Gold Coast 0x17 - "Everything you ever wanted to know about passkeys"Cohort Innovation Space, Southport, QL
Talk: "Everything you ever wanted to know about passkey"
Speaker: Shane Weeden
In this presentation, Shane will educate attendees on the current state of the art relating to strong, phishing-resistent, passwordless authentication capabilities provided via the FIDO and WebAuthn standards. Learn how cloud-backed passkeys from Apple, Google, Microsoft and others can be used for safer, internet-scale consumer authentication, whilst strongly-attested, device-bound security keys can be used for high-assurance authentication scenarios.
Shane will provide a clear understanding of the nuances of different passkey providers, and the way in which they operate on most operating systems. Packed full of real-world demonstrations, this insightful presentation about the future of the login process will leave attendees with much to consider about the planning and design of web portals of the future.
Shane is a seasoned speaker with experience at numerous international technical conferences including most recently at RSA 2023 in San Francisco. As an active member of both the FIDO alliance and the w3c WebAuthn working group, Shane is uniquely positioned to provide an in-depth view on the evolution