On June 11, 2013 Robert Hodges presented a discussion of biometrics entitled: Biometrics, the sweet spot.
On July 9, 2013 Sarah Eckhause gave a presentation entitled: IPv6
On August 19, 2013 at 7:15 pm, the group attended the SANS talk entitled: Advanced Persistent Threats at the VA Beach Hilton given by Dr Eric Cole.
On October 8, 2013 Branson Matheson spoke about Information Management for Improved IT Security.
On November 19, 2013 Ed Johnson talked about Edward Snowden and the NSA. Discussion will be on the topic of the ongoing issues that Edward Snowden has brought to the public concerning the tactics and methods employed by the NSA.
On January 14, 2014 Robert Hodges spoke about a new article by Roger Grimes in Network World called: “7 sneak attacks used by today’s most devious hackers“. Slides from this presentation are available here.
On February 11, 2014, Ed Johnson and Bob Hodges led an open discussion about how an open HVAC system, when added to a network, can provide an open path to capture client data such as credit card information and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
On March 18, 2014 Robert Hodges spoke about the Heartbleed Virus. He referenced this cartoon https://xkcd.com/1354 as offering the quintessential explanation of the virus. He also began a discussion about TOR (The Onion Router), which is indeed open source. Because of the time spent on Heartbleed, he will conclude this discussion at the next meeting.
On April 15, 2014, Robert Hodges spoke more about TOR: Tales from the Darknet. (It is not your fathers WWW).
On May 20, 2014, Charles B. Shirir spoke about “My experiences with Wireless Penetration Testing” .
On June 18, 2014, Ed Johnson and Sarah Eckhause led a discussion about Advanced Evasion Techniques. The discussion was based on the book “Advanced Evasion Techniques for Dummies” which is available online at
On August 27, 2014, there was a joint meeting with the ISSA Hampton Roads Chapter, during the annual SANS presentation in Virginia Beach. The meeting featured David Hoelzer‘s talk entitled “Gone in 60 Minutes: Have You Patched Your System Today?“. This presentation is available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xonDJe3YxI
We are once again listing our presentations.
On April 12, 2016, Jonathan Welters of NASA Langley’s ITSecurity group gave a presentation on Social Engineering.
On March 14, 2017, Ed Johnson (CISSP, CCNA) discussed very basic static malware analysis and provided a brief demonstration of some commonly used tools. You can access this presentation (Static Malware Analysis Beginning Basics) here.
On April 11, 2017, Bob Hodges (BBA, CISSP, GCIH, GSEC Gold, GSLC Gold) discussed certifications in the security space and his thoughts on how they are viewed from a hiring manager’s perspective. You can access this presentation (InfoSec Certification’s: Why Get Them?) here.