Monthly Archives: January 2013

BSides Detroit 13 Episode 04

The GrrCon conference is returning to sponsor BSides Detroit 13. The GrrCon crew is always a lot of fun. And on this episode, Chris Payne (@EggDropX) joins us to discuss this cross-state collaboration. “I see us all as one family. It is Michigan. It is what we do. If we are not going to support you, who is going to?”

Chris also previews his new talk, In case of ZOMBIES break glass. Fair warning: Chris uses explicit language at times.

Abstract: One thing is for certain, surviving the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse will not be easy. Many of you will die, potentially creating a larger army of the undead to attack the rest of us. Not sure what to do when the zombie apocalypse hits?  How do you and your loved ones survive an army of the undead with your brains, & sanity, intact? This presentation will cover some VERY real scenarios that may bring about the zombie apocalypse and provide you will invaluable information to make sure you are one of those left to retake the earth.

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BSides Detroit 13 Episode 03

On this episode, BSides Detroit announces its collaboration with BSides Chicago on a new capture the flag (CTF) contest. This is the first CTF, to the best of our knowledge, that stretches two conferences and stretches three months. Derek Thomas (@dth0m) and Juan Carlos (@kongo_86) take us behind the scenes to see the efforts going into this groundbreaking competition.

To find out more about the CTF, Derek and Juan suggest you follow @BSidesDetroit and @BSidesChicago on Twitter.

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BSides Detroit 13 Episode 02

In this episode, we interview Mark (@Tech357) about his talk: I’m in, now what?: Recon and maintaining access in Linux system. Mark also discusses BSides Chicago’s New and Local track and the value of presentations that cover intermediate computer security skills.

Abstract: Pentesters going after Windows systems have the distinct advantage of using Meterpreter. They can install programs, clear logs, escalate privileges, to name a few. Unfortunately, there is no good Linux equivalent so we must do it all by hand. Attendees will learn how to map out the server and install a backdoor for later use. This talk will cover identifying key directories and files, noting additional services that may not have been immediately evident during initial Recon, using netcat combined with crontab to create a backdoor window, and selectively clearing logs. Some Linux / Minimal Pentesting experience required as this assumes you have already compromised the box.

Join us as we kick off BSides Detroit 13.

BSides Detroit 13 Episode 01

The BSides Detroit podcast returns to cover this year’s event. In this episode, J Wolfgang Goerlich interviews conference organizers Steven Fox (@securelexicon) and Ryan Harp (@b00st_sec). We touch on the rebuilding and rebranding that the BSides Detroit conference went through in 2012, and how that will continue into the 2013 conference. Ryan and Steven also give a sneak peek of this year: a capture the flag competition, more lock sport, a new Maltego workshop, and more.

Join us as we kick off BSides Detroit 13.