Unigroup's September 2019 Meeting Announcements


Open Source Computer Security: Offense and Defense, with Computer Security Industry Trends Update

Chris McGinley - CISSP, CCE, Managing Partner,
Matt Wilson - CISSP, Chief Information Security Advisor,
Matt Barnett - CISSP, GCFA, Managing Consultant,
BTB Security

Thursday, 19-SEP-2019      (** Regular 3rd Thursday **)

The Cooper Union
School of Engineering   (*** NEW BUILDING ***)
41 Cooper Square    (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
East Village, Manhattan
New York City, 10003
Meeting Room: 201    (*** New Building, 2nd Floor, CHANGED ***)
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6:15 - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

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Unigroup's September 2019 meeting will be on Computer Security using Open Source Tools. Our speakers are computer security professionals from BTB Security, who will be covering Open Source Tools useful for building an Arsenal for both Offensive and Defensive security tasks. We also hope to hear their insights regarding current computer security threats, trends and investigations.


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      The Cooper Union  (http://www.cooper.edu)
      School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
      41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
      East Village, Manhattan
      New York City, 10003
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Topic: Open Source Computer Security: Offense and Defense

Related Topics/Keywords:

Computer Security, Computer Security Investigations, Computer Security Vulnerabilities, Computer Security Trends, Open Source Security Tools, Nmap, Metasploit, Burp, Hashcat, netcat, ettercap, arpspoof, Fail2Ban, ELK, IPTables, auditd, Beats, Tripwire, nmap, netfilter, MFA, Cryptography, FIM.

Introduction & Description of Talk:

Open Source Security and Tools for Offense and Defense...

Offensive Tool Arsenal: Nmap, Metasploit, Burp, Hashcat, netcat, ettercap, arpspoof, etc.

Defensive Tool Arsenal: Fail2Ban, ELK, IPTables, auditd, Beats, Tripwire, etc.

The Absolute Basics: grep, awk, BASH, Python, Sockets, Regex.

Presentation Outline:

Detailed outline:

References & Web Resources:



Chris McGinley - CISSP, CCE, Managing Partner, BTB Security

Over 25 years in/around IT, with 15 focused on information security. Master tinkerer and problem solver that's broken into every system in existence from the 1980s onward, but doesn't get to practice his craft any more. Still actively building, maintaining, and architecting networks, systems, and applications. Huge open source advocate with a penchant for Gentoo Linux and all of its versatility.

Matt Wilson - CISSP, Chief Information Security Advisor, BTB Security

The guy with all of the answers when it comes to information security. Throughout his career Matt has fostered the development of assessment methodologies, toolsets, and techniques for the delivery of security assessments, penetration testing, application assessments, compliance assessments, security awareness trainings, and policy review and development. More recently, Matt has been actively engaged in the continued maturation of BTB's CISO Advisory Practice and RADAR Managed Detection & Response service.

Matt Barnett - CISSP, GCFA, Managing Consultant, BTB Security

Master social engineer and physical security tester - there may not be a building/office/secured space that Matt can't get into. Well rounded, with an extensive background in technical assessments as well as enterprise architecture and design, Matt offers both tactical and strategic insight to customers looking to enhance their information security posture.


Extracted from http://www.btbsecurity.com/who-we-are ...

BTB Security provides Information Security, Digital Forensic, Compliance, and Integration services to individuals and organizations across all industries.

Founded in 2006, BTB Security was built with some fundamental goals in mind: To build a customer base and name within the professional services industry by telling the truth and practicing with integrity. To deliver high-quality and high-value projects for every service we offer. To become a trusted advisor with every customer, no matter how big or small. To conduct business in a manner that focuses on ethics, decency, and service. BTB's founding partners have experience delivering, managing, and selling consulting services for Big Four, security specialty, and Value Added Reseller employers. Not only have the BTB partners acted as consultants, they've managed corporate information security groups in public and private organizations.

For further information, visit the BTB Security Web Site: https://www.btbsecurity.com


Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR/Pearson, and O'Reilly have been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. The publishers always ask that the persons receiving the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.

Unigroup would like to thank both publishing companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.

As always, all of the books will be available for review at the start of the meeting.

Note: Our book supply is currently running low, and we need to restock.


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Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and assorted beverages.

** However, due to a continuing situation at our caterer, we are planning to have: pizza (cheese+veggy), soda, water, cookies, and brownies at this meeting.

BTB Security will be sponsoring the food service for this meeting. Thanks BTB Security!

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