2017 Holiday Party

Save the date – invitations coming soon!  

Each year the New England HTCIA Chapter hosts a holiday party.  This year, we’ll be returning to our usual location December 6 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.    We hope you can join us!

Catch up with friends and colleagues.  Meet new ones.

Cash bar.  Complimentary h’orderves.

2017 Fall Meeting

Our next meeting will be held October 10, 2017. If you didn’t receive an invitation, please email let us know via officers@newenglandhtcia.org.

In addition to taking nominations for 2018 chapter officers, we have three amazing speakers lined up:

Chris Kelly, Director, Digital Evidence Laboratory, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General Five Things Cyber Investigators and Examiners Should Know for 2018

There are seismic technical shifts in the cyber threat landscape every day that demand constant education and adjustment for the cyber investigator.  But the dynamic technical aspects of cyber-facilitated criminal activity are only some of many challenges that thwart investigations.  During this talk, we will discuss some of the challenges and threats cyber investigators and prosecutors face as we prepare for 2018, that may be flying under the radar and thwarting investigations.  

Paul Asadoorian, Security Weekly, Founder / Offensive Countermeasures, CEO Everything I Need To Know About Security I Learned From Watching Kung Fu Movies

Whether you are a fan of Kung Fu movies or not, this will be an entertaining and informative look at various aspects of computer security. We’ll discuss how to learn computer security, the student & teacher dynamics, practical security tactics for defense and offense and explore some of the political and social aspects of security. Whether you are trying to break into the field of security, trying to defend your network from attackers or just plain want to be a better security professional, this is the talk for you.

(Insert signature “Whaaaaaaaaaaa” sound here) More detailed topics will include:

Your teacher may be reluctant to teach you

The consequences of taking shortcuts in your training

There will always be adversaries more skilled than you

The best defense is to have a good offense

The “softer” skills will more likely than not lead you to victory

Heroes don’t always start out as such

Paul Asadoorian spent time “in the trenches” implementing security programs for a lottery company and then a large university. Paul is offensive, having spent several years as a penetration tester. He is the founder of the Security Weekly podcast network, offering several freely available shows on the the topics of information security and hacking. As Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security Paul built a library of materials on the topic of vulnerability management. When not hacking together embedded systems (or just plain hacking them) or coding silly projects in Python, Paul studies Kung Fu (Shaolin Long Fist) and, of course, watches Kung Fu movies.

And finally, S/A Doug Domin, FBI Boston will present a case study.

Hope to see you there!