• DEFCON 201 Meet Up — May 2019 — The System Is Down

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    Date: May 17th, Friday

    Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

    Location: Sub Culture (260 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ)

    Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/259623877/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2998856986821575/

    Joind.In: TBA

    Welcome to the May 2019 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

    This is the start of the summer season for DEFCON 201 activities where we ramp up our hacks and do more events that involve going to that thing that exist outside of your apartment called the “outside”.

    Coming off the heals of our new Coffee & Code series of social meet ups, the beginning of our Capture The Flag initiative and before our venture out to NJ SECON, join us in a continued celebration of our new venue and find out what is up ahead for DEFCON 201 from June to September!

    About our NEW venue:

    We welcome you to Sub Culture at 260 Newark Ave in Jersey City. Five blocks from the Grove Street Path station and right on the NJ Transit Bus Stop; enjoy Free-Wifi, affordable (meat and vegan) food, power strips, video games on Raspberry Pi and sweet times! More information at https://www.subculturejc.com

    If you like to do a talk at our meet ups our collaborate with our staff and members in a project partnership shoot us a email at:

    INFO {at} DEFCON201 [DOT] ORG


    .::AGENDA & SCHEDULE::.

    7:00pm — 8:00pm

    Meet & Greet

    8:00pm — 8:10pm

    Configuring Privoxy & JonDo — n0ctilucient

    8:10pm — 8:40pm

    Talk TBA — NCommander

    8:40pm — 8:50pm

    Vintage Computer Festival East 2019: A Recap and Show & Tell— sirocyl

    8:50pm — 9:55pm

    Open Workshops + Projects & Black Hat Webinar

    9:55pm — 10:00pm

    END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP & AFTERPARTY

    .::OPEN PROJECTS::.

    Practice Lockpicking & Locksport — Sidepocket & GI Jack

    .::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

    Configuring Privoxy & JonDo

    :..>TBA

    :.> Bio: n0ctilucient (TBA)

    Talk TBA

    :..>Bio: NCommander (TBA)

    HVintage Computer Festival East 2019: A Recap and Show & Tell

    :..>Two weeks ago from May 3rd to May 5th, the Vintage Computer Festival (VCF) East took place in Wall NJ. In this short talk, our presenter will go over the carnival of retro technology including a show and tell of the COMPAQ SLT 286 he bought at the festival.

    :.>Bio: sirocyl — founder of the famitracker.org FamiTracker and Famicom/NES music community.

    BLACK HAT WEBINAR — The Importance of Logs: You Won’t See What You Don’t Log

    :..>As a Team, Cisco’s CX EMEAR Security Architecture team sees an awful lot of customer sites and systems where logging is either unconfigured or where it is configured in an inappropriate fashion.

    In our experience, we find issues relating to this in over 50% of assessment engagements which climbs still further for engagements where we’re asked to actively deliver our incident response capabilities. It’s not often talked about but effective logging is a key control both to give the blue team visibility of the network they’re defending and to enable accurate analysis in the event of an incident. This talk will cover:

    • Why logging goes wrong
    • How to start to plan your logging requirements
    • Case studies
    • Where to go next

    :..>Bio: Tim (Wadhwa-) Brown joined Cisco as part of their acquisition of Portcullis for whom he worked for almost 12 years. He is equally happy performing white box assessments with access to source code or where necessary diving into proprietary binaries and protocols using reverse engineering methodologies. Tim has contributed to a number of Cisco’s bespoke methodologies covering subjects as diverse as secure development, host hardening, risk and compliance, ERP and SCADA. In 2016–2017, Tim looked at targets as varied as Active Directory, z/OS mainframes, power stations, cars, banking middleware and enterprise SAP Landscapes. Outside of the customer driven realm of information assurance, Tim is also a prolific researcher...

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  • DEFCON 201 Meet Up — April 2019 — #Moonstruck (NEW VENUE)

    04/19/2019 at 03:36 0 comments

    Date: April 19th, Friday

    Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

    Location: Sub Culture (260 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ)

    Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/259623485/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/601470103653466/


    Welcome to the April 2019 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

    This day, we plan to do something special and unexpected. On this day, the day of the full moon, we will detox from the digital ruckus — close our laptops, turn off the TV, and leave our phones at home (or in pocket) for a whole 24 hours. For one day, we free our inundated minds from digital distractions. Recalibrate your relationship to tech. It’s time to prepare for the imminent moon days by decluttering your mental environment.

    #Moonstruck is the new day of reckoning in a distracted world.

    No digital. No screens. All analog.

    Welcome to the Real World.

    Also, we are trying out a new venue! (Third Times the charm)

    We welcome you to Sub Culture at 260 Newark Ave in Jersey City. Five blocks from the Grove Street Path station and right on the NJ Transit Bus Stop; enjoy Free-Wifi, affordable (meat and vegan) food, power strips, video games on Raspberry Pi and sweet times! More information at https://www.subculturejc.com

    If you like to do a talk at our meet ups our collaborate with our staff and members in a project partnership shoot us a email at:

    INFO {at} DEFCON201 [DOT] ORG

    .::AGENDA & SCHEDULE::.

    7:00pm — 8:00pm

    Meet & Greet

    8:00pm — 8:05pm

    Moonstruck — Sidepocket

    8:05pm — 8:25pm

    HAM Radio Talk — ARRL TBD

    8:25pm — 8:50pm

    ‘Fone’s Broke? I’ll Just Call A Repair Man — Sidepocket

    8:50pm — 9:00pm

    Introduction to Lockpicking — Sidepocket

    9:00pm — 9:55pm

    Open Workshops + Projects

    9:55pm — 10:00pm

    END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

    .::OPEN PROJECTS::.

    Practice Lockpicking & Locksport — Sidepocket & GI Jack

    .::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

    `Fone’s Broke? I’ll Just Call A Repairman

    :..>Phone Phreaking. Some people call it a fun past time from a bygone era. Others still view it as an illegal criminal activity. In this primer, you will learn the history of phone phreaking from someone who lived through par tof it, sharing both global stories and personal hacks and enjoy a live demo of Blue Boxing.

    :.>Bios: A Co-Founder of DEFCON 201, an open group for hacker workshop projects in North East New Jersey, Sidepocket is constantly wanting to help people to get better at whatever they want to do and learn. He also has a history with NYC 2600, Radio Statler at Hackers on Planet Earth, Phone Losers of America, Museum of Urban Reclaim Spaces and The Yes Men. Find out more about DEFCON 201 at: http://www.defcon201.org

    HAM Radio Talk

    :..>TBA

    .::OPEN PROJECTS::.

    Practicing Lockpicking & Locksport

    :..>DEFCON 201 will have padlocks and professional practice tumblers provided by TOOOL to practice on. Fun and easy to learn for all ages and backgrounds with two expert instructors!

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  • DEFCON 201 Meet Up — December 2018 — HoHoCon

    12/10/2018 at 00:46 0 comments

    Date: December 21st, Friday

    Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

    Location: WHEALTH Cafe (615 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ)

    Facebook: TBA

    Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/257085579/

    Joind.In:

    Hackaday: TBA

    “Cliff Stoll My K0DEZ!@$#!”

    It’s the end of the year where we celebrate and be merry (and patching, tons of patching) so DEFCON 201 is throwing a fun event for the occasion. Hack the halls with bows of OpenBSD workshops, hot coco (and depending on the turnout a very large pizza), Super Smash Bros Ultimate, plus a look at DC 201’s future in 2019!

    About our meet-up location WHEALTH & CO. CAFE in Jersey City:

    Outside of WHEALTH & CO. Cafe in Journal Square
    Interior of WHEALTH & CO. Cafe in Journal Square
    Overhead Map of WHEALTH & CO Cafe in relation to the Journal Square PATH & Bus Station

    Centered right at the heart of the Journal Square PATH STATION with mobile accessibility, coffee and food, inside and outside areas and a passion for the hacker community. BONUS, our venue is allowing us to BYOB so continue that tradition!

    Again, if you like to do a talk at our meet ups our collaborate with our staff and members in a project partnership shoot us a email at:

    INFO {at} DEFCON201 [DOT] ORG

    .::AGENDA & SCHEDULE::.

    7:00pm — 8:00pm

    Meet & Greet & GPG Keysigning Party

    8:00pm — 8:10pm

    DEFCON 201: 2018 In Review & Onward Into 2019— Sidepocket

    8:10pm — 9:00pm

    OpenBSD and You— Dr. Brian Callahan

    8:50pm — 9:55pm

    Open Workshops + Projects

    9:55pm — 10:00pm

    END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

    .::OPEN PROJECTS::.

    OpenBSD VM/Harddisk Install — Dr. Brian Callahan

    DEFCON 201 VIDEO FILMING — Sidepocket, GI Jack & Xio

    .::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

    DEFCON 201: 2018 In Review & Onward Into 2019

    :..>Another year has gone by and we are super close to our Two Year Anniversary in March! We will review our ups and downs in 2018 and the improvements, new projects and bold new ventures in 2019!

    :.>Bio: A Co-Founder of DEFCON 201, an open group for hacker workshop projects in North East New Jersey, Sidepocket is constantly wanting to help people to get better at whatever they want to do and learn. He also has a history with NYC 2600, Radio Statler at Hackers on Planet Earth, Phone Losers of America, Museum of Urban Reclaim Spaces and The Yes Men. Find out more about DEFCON 201 at: http://www.defcon201.org

    OpenBSD and You

    :..>If you’ve ever used TCP/IP or vi (among many other foundational technologies), you have directly benefited from the work of *BSD, a series of Unix projects that have continued unabated since 1976. If you have used OpenSSH, LibreSSL, tmux, or sudo (among many others), you have directly benefited from the work specifically of OpenBSD, one of the current branches of BSD Unix. In this talk, we will discuss how OpenBSD fits into your daily lives, how and why it’s here to stay, some of the more well-known technical specialties of OpenBSD, and dive into some fun surprises. If you have any preconceived notions of OpenBSD, be prepared to have them smashed! (or totally reinforced, depending :) ).

    :.>Bio: Brian has been an OpenBSD developer since early 2013. He mostly focuses on third-party ports and packages but also has interest in a few userland tools and exotic hardware support, and is especially committed to teaching new potential developers. He is an admin for the New York City *BSD User Group and one of the administrators of Devio.us, the free OpenBSD shell provider. When not working on OpenBSD, he is a classically trained bassoonist who still regularly performs.

    Brian grew up in Central NJ but managed to escape to upstate NY. He is a Professor in the IT & Web Science program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

    .::OPEN PROJECTS::.

    OpenBSD VM and/or Bare-Metal Installs

    :..>If you are interested in exploring the OpenBSD *BSD operating system platform,...

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