Category Archives: Meeting Announcement

January Dallas Web Security Group Meeting – Quantum Cryptography

Dallas Web Security Group Tuesday, January 14th, 2013

6:30 to 7:00 Pizza
7:00 Main Meeting

Discussion – Group Goals for 2014

Topic1 – Quantum Cryptography
Speaker – Chad Harchar (LinkedIn)
Abstract -
Eventually, quantum computing will be able to crack RSA encryption. Let’s take a look at a better cryptography algorithm using quantum cryptography: quantum key distribution.

Topic2 – Missing Function Level Access Controls
Speaker – Josh Hamit (LinkedIn)

Location:

The Colonnade
15301 Dallas Parkway,
Conference Center
Addison, TX 75001

October Dallas Web Security Group Meeting – Securing Your Privacy

Dallas Web Security Group Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

6:30 to 7:00 Pizza
7:00 Main Meeting

TOPIC 2: Securing Your Privacy
Speaker: Josh Hamit (LinkedIn)

Abstract: How can I protect my privacy in light of Edward Snowden’s leaks? Does it even matter? We’ll investigate these questions and discuss how to develop and implement a strategy to exercise your right to privacy.

Location:

The Colonnade
15301 Dallas Parkway,
Conference Center
Addison, TX 75001

Please park in the flat parking lot (NOT the garage) on the South side of the building.

August Dallas Web Security Group Meeting – DOS Deep Dive

Dallas Web Security Group Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

6:30 to 7:00 Pizza
7:00 Main Meeting

TOPIC: DOS Deep Dive
Speaker: Andrew DeMaria

Bio: Andrew DeMaria is a senior at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado studying Computer Science. He spent 3 years teaching Cub Scouts at Peaceful Valley Ranch as a lifeguard. Afterwards, he was an intern for Lockheed Martin under their classified Military Support Program (MSP) where he worked on implementing a full Kerberos and LDAP based Authentication and Authorization system. There began his interest in information security and he has continued diving into the topic since.

In his spare time, Andrew enjoys the Colorado Wilderness with backpacking, climbing, mountaineering, skiing and photography. When the weather does not cooperate he likes to hack on a Raspberry Pi.

Abstract: A recurring event is someone, somewhere is getting a denial of service (DOS) attack. What is a DOS attack? How are they carried out? Can they be prevented? We will look into these questions and the technical aspects of DOS attacks, demystifying the topic as we go. For all you know, your site could be next!

Location:

The Colonnade
15301 Dallas Parkway,
Conference Center
Addison, TX 75001

July Dallas Web Security Group Meeting – Passwords and Privacy

Dallas Web Security Group Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

6:30 to 7:00 Pizza
7:00 Main Meeting

TOPIC 1: correcthorsebatterystaple: hacking passwords by example
Speaker: Dustin Talk (LinkedIn)

Abstract: What makes a good password? We imagine our passwords our strong (hopefully yours are), but are they really? Well imagine no more, we will take a look at password strength by going through the excersize of cracking them. We use some of the traditional technique such as rainbow tables but also how the world of GPU based cracking has opened up new doors.

TOPIC 2: Securing Your Privacy
Speaker: Josh Hamit (LinkedIn)

Abstract: How can I protect my privacy in light of Edward Snowden’s leaks? Does it even matter? We’ll investigate these questions and discuss how to develop and implement a strategy to exercise your right to privacy.

Location:

The Colonnade
15301 Dallas Parkway,
Conference Center
Addison, TX 75001

March Dallas Web Security Group Meeting – Fundamentals of Cryptography

Dallas Web Security Group – Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Topic: Fundamentals of Cryptography
6:30 to 7:00 Pizza
7:00 Main Meeting

Speakers: John Lutteringer (LinkedIn)

Bio: John graduated from Baylor University with a BS in Computer Science – Software Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. His technical skills include a focus on predominately open source web technologies with Java + Spring MVC as the most familiar. Additionally, John is familiar with relevant technologies like HTML and CSS, Javascript, SQL, and also agile development methodologies, software development life cycle, software design, and design patterns. John’s background in web security comes from a combination of personal study and schooling along with a passion for learning about new technologies.

Abstract: Educational discussion on the four major cryptographic principals: encryption, authentication, integrity, and non-repudiation with background on the evolution of symmetric and asymmetric key cryptography. Symmetric key exchange, asymmetric key generation, and hashing functions will be discussed in brief detail, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Location:

The Colonnade
15301 Dallas Parkway,
Conference Center
Addison, TX 75001

February Dallas Web Security Group Meeting – Addressing Top Security Threats in Web Apps

Dallas Web Security Group Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

TOPIC: Addressing Top Security Threats in Web Apps – Examples from Stripe CTF
6:30 to 7:00 Pizza
7:00 Main Meeting

Speakers: Dustin Talk (LinkedIn), Josh Hamit (LinkedIn)

Abstract: Addressing security threats in web applications is a growing concern. As more and more businesses rush to implement E-commerce solutions, security often takes a back seat. This presentation will give an overview of the primary threats and quick ways to identify and address them.

Location:

The Colonnade
15301 Dallas Parkway,
Conference Center
Addison, TX 75001