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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 …

October Meeting – REMINDER

October The October meeting has been moved from October 4, to Monday, October 3, 2016. Monday, October 3, 2016 Join the ISSA Hampton Roads Chapter at Booz Allen Hamilton 5800 Lake Wright Drive, suite 450/451 Norfolk VA 23502 For a presentation by Kevin McPeak of Symantec on “The Five W’s …

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 …

Meetings in September & October

September Drew Epperson of Intel Security, formerly McAfee will be presenting at the meeting tonight, Tuesday, september 6, 2016. The topic covered will be: “Best Practices in Securing C4I and Critical Systems.” October The October meeting has been moved from October 4, to Monday, October 3, 2016. Monday, October 3, …

Updates on the 2016 Cybersecurity Conference

2016 Cyber Threat Intelligence Conference Thomas Nelson Community College is  hosting their 2016 Cybersecurity Conference on Friday, October 7 2016! Featured Topic is “Cyber Threat Intelligence” presented by Thomas Nelson Workforce Development and InfraGard! Featured Speaker: Colonel Jason Sutton Director of Communications, HQ Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia Guest …

September 6, 2016 Meeting

ISSA Hampton Roads Chapter Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Join the ISSA Hampton Roads Chapter at Booz Allen Hamilton 5800 Lake Wright Drive, suite 450/451 Norfolk VA 23502 For a presentation by Drew Epperson, Senior Federal Solution Architect at Intel Security Group (formerly McAfee) “Best Practices in Securing C4I and Critical …