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.

Ryan Walker and Ben Schmitt - Tool Talk Canaries in your data center, not the mine6:30 PM

Deception technologies are all the rage so let's dive right in. We believe in the concept of setting alarms that should never go off and Thinkst Canaries are a great example of such an alarm. As a part of our monitoring and detection program, we have integrated Canaries and plan on showing what we've learned so far to gain alerts with high signal and low noise. We will discuss hardware Canaries, virtual Canaries, Canary Tokens, demo some functionality and discuss an unsolved goal of ours related to the automation of Canary Tokens that may just result in an open source project.

Ryan Walker and Ben Schmitt - Ryan Walker and Ben Schmitt work on the Information Security team at Dwolla. They are currently focused on creative ways to apply detection techniques across their environment.

Ryan Rost - Tool Talk Intro to Bloodhound7:10 PM

Bloodhound is red teaming with an easy button and as a defender, you need to make them work harder! Talk will give an overview of the Bloodhound tool and how it can be used for attack and defense. Will touch on some basic methods of detection, and also possible ways to avoid detection. Will also be open for anyone to share their ideas on Bloodhound uses and detection methods.

Ryan Rost - Ryan has been a security researcher for the past 15 years. Enjoys long walks on the beach and brewing beer.

Aaron Tekippe Driving Change Without Authority: Sales Skills for InfoSec Pros 7:45 pm

In InfoSec we take a lot of time to discuss technical skills. Technical skills alone won’t drive change at an organizational level. This talk walks through three easy rules I used to teach new sales people and how they can be applied to InfoSec.


Aaron Tekippe - Aaron is a Des Moines InfoSec professional and SecDSM board member.

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

Merchandise and Donations

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

T-Shirt

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.

SecICMay 15
SecICJun 19
SecICJul 17

Upcoming cons

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

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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