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MEETING – May 2, 2017

ISSA Hampton Roads Chapter Tuesday, May 2nd 2017 Join the ISSA Hampton Roads Chapter at Booz Allen Hamilton 5800 Lake Wright Drive, Suite 450/451 Norfolk VA 23502 For a presentation of: “Cyber Security” By Marshall Ward | FBI Marshall Ward has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and worked …

April Meeting – April 4, 2017

ISSA Hampton Roads Chapter Tuesday, April 4th 2017 2 05:30 PM Join the ISSA Hampton Roads Chapter at Booz Allen Hamilton 5800 Lake Wright Drive, Suite 450/451 Norfolk VA 23502 Flyer for meeting For a presentation of: “Wireless Security and the Internet of Radios” By Mike Young | Bastille Mike …

CISSP Winter 2017 Study Group

Registration for the  Winter 2017 CISSP Study Group is now open. Click on the provided link for the registration and more information Registration form can be downloaded here Winter 2017 CISSP Study Group Registration Form First Session Start Date:  Thursday January 19th, occurring each Thursday for 13 weeks Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm Location:  …

Android Firmware Transmissions to China

Kryptowire, a mobile security research firm, has announced the discovery of firmware in select android phones that transmits data, including PII to third-party servers. According to Kryptowire: “These devices actively transmitted user and device information including the full-body of text messages, contact lists, call history with full telephone numbers, unique …

Microsoft Introduces New features to Windows 10 & Windows Defender

https://blogs.windows.com/business/2016/11/11/defending-against-ransomware-with-windows-10-anniversary-update/#zUlujDAxJIg4FloF.97 Microsoft has introduced a slew of new features in a recent patch to their Windows 10 product. The major push appears to be defending against Ransomware attacks, an attack that generally involves a take-over of the victim’s machine and encrypting the contents of the hard drive, locking the victim …

Linux Kernel Exploit – Privilege Escalation

New Linux exploit found exploited in the wild. Nicknamed ‘Dirty Cow,’ this is a privilege escalation exploit contained in the Linux Kernel, which means it can affect almost all current versions of Linux, considering this is a bug from circa 2007. This issue is currently being patched by major Linux …

Meeting on November 1, 2016

ISSA Hampton Roads Chapter Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 Join the ISSA Hampton Roads Chapter at Booz Allen Hamilton 5800 Lake Wright Drive, suite 450/451 Norfolk VA 23502 For a presentation on Physical Security by Charles Tate 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Networking and Pizza 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM …

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This month is officially National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the City of Virginia Beach has started a year-long campaign to increase cybersecurity awareness. Being that Virginia Beach is home to many of our members and is a large city in this region, this is important and a great development for …

Congressional Report on OPM Data Breach Released

Here is the link to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform OPM Data Breach report.Articles filled with interesting analysis have been slowly coming out since the report has been released. This report is incredibly long and detailed per style for an official document, however, should you have the time …

vDOS Online Attack Service

An interesting article from Brian Krebs over at KrebsOnSecurity came out recently. He apparently came across a large database dump of a vDOS, described as an online DDOS attack service with subscriptions. I highly recommend reading the full article and analysis, it is the first in what is to be …