CSides Monthly Security Meetups

CSides Monthly Security Meetups provide an opportunity to listen to and share security research within the Canberra region. The meeting occurs normally on the 2nd Friday of every month. Each meetup consists of 1-2 talks of around 30 mins each. Talks start at 6pm and are followed by some socialising at a local pub.

New attendees are welcome, just come along! (There are no entry fees, and no tickets to book)

The talks at CSides are technical. CSides welcomes new and interesting speakers to present - the topic will be on a technical or security issue. As a speaker you can be an expert, a student, someone learning a new area or maybe a regular speaker on the conference circuit, but we also love to have new and occasional speakers. Please contact one of the organisers below if you are interested in speaking.

You are very welcome to propose running activites other than talks, such as hands-on workshops, an infosec quiz or something else relevant to our techie audience!

Location:
Canberra Rex Hotel
150 Northbourne Ave

Braddon ACT 2612

Time:

6.00pm

Afterwards:
Swan & King Bar
Canberra Rex Hotel
Organisers:
Kylie McDevitt
Silvio Cesare

Future Dates:

11th February

TBA

11th March

Abusing Public Infra to BYO VirusTotal but for Secure Email Gateways - Sebastian Salla

8th April

TBA

13th May

TBA

10th June

TBA

8th July

TBA

12th August

TBA

9th September

TBA

14th October

TBA

11th November

TBA

9th December

TBA

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Past Talks:

Friday 18th June 2021

Talk 1: eBPF - The coolest-newest kid in town
extended Berkeley Packet Filters (eBPF) is quickly becoming the hottest-newest addition to the Linux Kernel.
With its ability to dynamically trace code execution and efficiently route packets, it is quickly becoming the major system to replace software-defined firewalls, routers, and system tracers, thanks to investment by cloud-native giants like Google and Netflix.
This talk will give an overview of eBPF, and how it can be used for everything from packet capturing, to malware analysis, bug hunting, and even malware. eBPF is becoming a must-know system for Linux developers and security specialists, so come along to learn what eBPF is, why I think it's so dope, and how to start making and using eBPF Programs and tools. Also it's coming to Windows (sorta)!
Pat
Pat is an awesome partner to his wife, a hilarious dad to his daughter, and a dedicated ball fetcher to his dog.
When he's not spending time doing those things, he's a senior security researcher at a public cybersecurity company. Having previously worked as a developer of mission-critical systems, he now helps threat hunters uncover and stop advanced actors across the globe.
Talk 2: Cybears Present: A Review of some 2021 BSides CTF Puzzles
The Cybears returned to BSides Canberra in 2021 to run the Capture the Flag competition. This talk will include run throughs of some of our favourite challenges, discussion on how we approach puzzle design and how new players can get started playing CTFs.
_featuring_: hypersphere (MattB), cipher and special guests
Cybears can be reached at their public Discord server [0] where you are welcome to ask about specific puzzles from the 2021 competition prior to or after this talk. We might even answer your question during the talk if we have time!
Please visit the Archive for talks from past years