SecDSM, a monthly meetup providing the opportunity to network with other InfoSec pros and listen to short tech talks presented by your fellow members (or give a presentation yourself!) while enjoying some beer/drinks/food. No sales pitches. The idea is to provide you actionable knowledge for you to take back to your $dayjob while building a top tier InfoSec community in the Des Moines area. If you have the desire to learn about real world InfoSec scenarios - get out of your comfort zone - and join us in a relaxed vendor neutral environment. No registration is required.

Schedule

We meet monthly, on the 3rd Thursday starting at 6pm at The Forge By Pillar Technology in Downtown Des Moines.

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SecDSM 101 6:00 PM

A brief introduction to the group along with any announcements and general communication.

James Beal - SecDSM News 6:05 PM

Quick Review of the Month's InfoSec news.

- Tool Talk Tool Talk - GnuPG (GPG)6:30 PM

This talk will center on two areas of GPG - the first is the cryptography which backs the GPG program, making it a robust, open source solution for end-to-end encrypted email, as well as signing and authenticity verification. The second part will focus on how to use GPG to encrypt, decrypt, and sign content for transmission through whichever medium is necessary.

Sherri Davidoff Cybercrime 2018: from Cryptojacking to Cyber Extortion 7:00 pm

Cybercriminals are taking hacking to the next level, by leveraging ever-more-sophisticated toolsets and increasingly mature techniques. Cryptocurrency mining is the latest trend for criminals, who break into servers, install miners, and use stolen PII from your databases to set up wallets for transferring funds.

In 2018, we expect to see more dangerous types of cyber extortion, where criminals demand ransom payments not just from the hacked organization, but also clients, patients, vendors and employees. Business email compromise (BEC) will continue to remain a critical threat, as organized crime groups use increasingly sophisticated tactics to mine data from your email and leverage it for financial gain. Hackers are busily developing new IoT bonets, following the publication of the Mirai source code and the “success” of Reaper and Satori.

In this fast-paced talk, we’ll cover these and other high-risk developments in the cybercriminal underground. By walking through some of our recent forensic analysis, we’ll look under the hood at the strategies and attack patterns currently being leveraged by cybercriminals. Learn about the top threats and ways that you can protect your organization in 2018

Des Moines Locksport

A side room will be dedicated to locksport.

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SecDSM 101 6:00 PM

A brief introduction to the group along with any announcements and general communication.

James Beal - SecDSM News 6:05 PM

Quick Review of the Month's InfoSec news.

Des Moines Locksport

A side room will be dedicated to locksport.

Sponsored by

SecDSM 101 6:00 PM

A brief introduction to the group along with any announcements and general communication.

James Beal - SecDSM News 6:05 PM

Quick Review of the Month's InfoSec news.

Des Moines Locksport

A side room will be dedicated to locksport.

Sponsored by

SecDSM 101 6:00 PM

A brief introduction to the group along with any announcements and general communication.

James Beal - SecDSM News 6:05 PM

Quick Review of the Month's InfoSec news.

Des Moines Locksport

A side room will be dedicated to locksport.

Sponsored by

Merchandise and Donations

Shirts (and other items) are for sale at each meeting and online.

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Upcoming Events

The following events might be of interest to the SecDSM community.

Be sure to check out Des Moines Web Collective for updated list of local user groups

If you'd like to see an event listed, please email us at events@secdsm.org

Please reach out via our Slack channel or email us at events@secdsm.org if you have an idea for a presentation you would like to give.

SecICApr 17
SecICMay 15
SecICJun 19

Upcoming cons

Some members are anticipating attending the following conferences, reach out on slack to coordinate travel.

Cyphercon

Welcome to CypherCon 3.0. Wisconsin's Hacker Conference! Our conference provides hackers with an outlet to openly demonstrate and experience creativity and ingenuity through hands-on enlightening activities and thought provoking presentations and technical projects. Come listen to over a dozen security speakers, learn at our mind-blowing, but approachable villages (specializations), and relax with friends in a casual environment.

Cost:

$175 - Digital Badge

$125 - Analog Badge

Travel Details
Day Date Time
Depart Wed Apr 11
Return Saturday Apr 14 ???
BSidesIowa
Cost:
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THOTCON

THOTCON is a hacking conference based in Chicago IL, USA. This is a non-profit, non-commercial event looking to provide the best conference possible on a limited budget.

Cost:
SOLD OUT
Schedule
Day Date Start End
Friday May 4th ?? ??
Saturday May 5th ?? ??
Travel Details
Day Date Time
Depart Thurday May 3rd
Return Sunday May 5th ???
CircleCityCon

Welcome agents to the 5th year of CircleCityCon. This time around our theme is centered around spycraft

Cost:
$100
Schedule
Day Date Start End
Friday June 1 ?? ??
Saturday June 2 ?? ??
Sunday June 3 ?? ??
Travel Details
Day Date Time
Depart Thurday May 31
Return Sunday June 3 ???
ToorCamp

the five day, open air, tech camping event

Venue

We meet in The Forge by Pillar Technology. Enter on the west side of the building and then procede up to the 2nd floor.

More info about Pillar Technology

The Forge by Pillar Technology

1420 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

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