Monday, March 23, 2009

DojoSec Monthly Briefings - April 2, 2009

Speaker: Rob Fuller (Mubix),

Title: From Couch to Career in 80 hours


Carpe Vitam - Seize Life, it's shorter than you think. This talk is about taking the business world, cracking it open, seeing how it ticks, and putting it back together so we can get back to doing what we love. We are going explore everything from cyber-stalking potential employers to accepting an offer letter. It's time to start hacking your career.

Speaker Bio:

Rob Fuller has been breaking computers and cheating pc games since the age of Oregon Trail where he got in trouble at school for having a million dollars at the end of his journey. Never quite fitting inside a box at 6′4”, his time in the United States Marine Corps has left him thirsty for a challenge. Rob now spends his time as a penetration tester in the Washington D.C. Metro Area.


Speaker Name: Matt Watchinski, Sourcefire

Title: 1 Byte , 5 Minutes , Holy Hot Tuna


This presentation will discuss the recent flaw in Adobe Acrobat (and Acrobat Reader). The talk will demonstrate the whole process from intelligence gathering through exploitation, mitigation and vulnerability disclosure. The reasons why the VRT decided to release a third party patch and the subsequent media coverage will also be covered.

Speaker Bio:

Matt Watchinski joined Sourcefire in 2002 as the Director of Vulnerability Research. He is primarily responsible for leading the Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team, a group of leading edge intrusion detection and prevention experts working to discover, assess and respond to the latest trends in hacking activity, intrusion attempts and vulnerabilities. This team is also supported by the vast resources of the open source Snort community, making it the largest group dedicated to advances in network security industry.  Prior to joining Sourcefire Matt held similar roles with Hiverworld (now nCircle) and Farm9 (now Ambiron Trustwave).

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