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Security Meeting Topic for May 16th

PLUG - Tue, 2019/05/14 - 10:25
Anthony Kosednar: Know Your Tools: Nmap

Description:
Nmap is a classic tool to discover hosts and services on a network. It is an essential tool that many Linux professionals have touch at one point. Yet, how many have they truly ever unlocked its full potential?

Whether you are a new or advanced user, join us as explore the typical Nmap use cases and dive into the versatile functionality that you may never have known existed.

About Anthony:
Anthony Kosednar is a multi-disciplined technology leader with a deep understanding in delivering cyber security and technology solutions. He works in the industry as a security engineer for enterprises. He holds a GIAC Exploit Research and Advance Penetration certificate (GXPN) as well as several certificates in Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems from DHS.

May 9th's meeting brings Intro to Crypto part 3

PLUG - Tue, 2019/04/30 - 09:43
This month we will get Anthony Kosednar's third installment of his Intro to Cryptography series, "Intro to Cryptography - Quantum & Post-Quantum Crypto"

Description:
Cryptography is at the heart of modern day privacy and security. We use it every day from sending an email to making important financial transactions.

With the advent of Quantum computing and the abilities it has brought, our security landscape has changed. Previously secure methods are becoming obsolete. Come learn about Qubits, Shor's Algorithm, and ways to keep information secure in a post-quantum world.

Before attending, it is recommended you watch the two previous talks in this series to have a better baseline.

Part 1: Intro to Cryptography - Crypto Basics
Part 2: Intro to Cryptography - Modern Crypto
About Anthony:
Anthony Kosednar is a multi-disciplined technology leader with a deep understanding in delivering cyber security and technology solutions. He works in the industry as a security engineer for enterprises. He holds a GIAC Exploit Research and Advance Penetration certificate (GXPN) as well as several certificates in Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems from DHS.

PLUG Security Meeting 18th - Piratebox and active shooter situations

PLUG - Thu, 2019/04/11 - 08:56
This month Aaron Jones has a number of topic he will be covering at the PLUG Security meeting.

Part 1: In light of recent events occurring in New Zealand we will discuss active shooter situations, terrorism, and physical security. We will cover the OODA Loop, mental toughness, and steps you can take to prepare for emergency situations. Topics will include threat avoidance, the Marine Corp Combat Hunter Program concept of 'Left Of Bang', and basic combat life saver tools and techniques.   Part 2: PirateBox is a DIY anonymous offline file sharing device that you can create at home. The PirateBox is a simple method to get started with mesh networking and is an exciting way to provide decentralized communication in your local area. We will discuss how PirateBox and similar projects can improve your ability to communicate in a grid down situation, assist with file sharing at parties or events, and even work as a fun image board.

About Aaron:
Aaron is an experienced Linux user with several years of teaching experience. He works in the industry as a software developer while also providing consultancy on cyber security related topics. His discussions are AZ Post certified for training credit for law enforcement and he prides himself on providing quality educational material that is relevant and topical. He has a Masters Degree in Intelligence Analysis with a focus in Cyber Security, is a life long learner, and prides himself on staying up to date with the ever changing field of cyber security.

Installfest on April 6th is Cancelled

PLUG - Thu, 2019/04/04 - 09:54
The location is not available for this Saturday's Installfest so we've regrettably needed to cancel this particular meeting. We hope to see you at the next one though.

Meeting Topics for April 11th - Robots and Relics

PLUG - Thu, 2019/04/04 - 09:10
We've got Robots and Relics for this months meeting.   William Lindley will give us a history of computers with various items of historical significance that he's acquired over time and then Scott and Wendy Rose will introduce us to SUNI the robot.

William Lindley: 75 Years of Computing in 60 Minutes


Description:
The roots of modern digital computing go back nearly two hundred years, and through a series of pass-around artifacts from the past century, we will explore how the pioneers of the field and their groundbreaking decisions and technologies have led us -- for better or worse -- to today's Internet-enabled world.

About William:
Mr. Lindley has been in the computer industry since he sold his first program (a printer driver for Heathkit HDOS) in 1980. He has used system from the earliest 8-bit microprocessors, through the PDP-11 and VAX, up to IBM mainframes, and has managed to write programs that did not crash on most of them. Mr. Lindley has been a GNU/Linux user since 1992 and has been free of proprietary software since 2001. Most recently he has been pleased to be an adjunct professor at Mesa Community College.


Scott & Wendy Rose: SUNI the Robot presents STEM in America open source addition

Description:
Team Suni will discuss the future of Robotics through Stem in America and the future jobs it will create. Discussion will center around Suni's open-source programming using Linux Ubuntu OS and Robot Operating System.

Biography:
SUNI the robot is cutting-edge robotic technology from across planet internet, creating a truly unique educational experience. And the creative ideas that power SUNI’s adventures to AI are a worldwide collaboration.Team SUNI knows how to creatively inspire and we built SUNI the Robot to prove it.

STEM drives our world, our economy, our lives. It builds brighter futures for the 100% of us. STEM is all around us, every minute, of every hour, of every day. We’ve captured the magic of STEM within a robot as an instrument of inspiration, learning, and wonderment. Winning thousands of hearts and minds along the way. And SUNI’s adventures continue…

Security Topic for 3/21

PLUG - Tue, 2019/03/19 - 18:24
Aaron Jones: Rehash - Shodan

Description:
Due to the fact Aaron will be presenting his Shodan talk to the Fed, he will be presenting it again at SPLUG for practice.

Introduction To Shodan is a two-hour course designed to provide an overview of the search engine for finding devices connected to the internet. Shodan is a security researcher tool that works by scanning the entire internet, locating and parsing banners, and then returning this information to the user. Shodan is an excellent tool to familiarize yourself with if you do not have the infrastructure or tools necessary to run masscan yourself. Shodan is useful in the target selection phase of an operation.

About Aaron:
Aaron, the owner of Retro64XYZ, is a software developer who currently creates applications for law enforcement. He is also an AZ POST certified public speaker. He earned a B.Sc., in Computer Information Systems from Park University in 2013 and an M.A., in Intelligence Analysis with a focus in Cyber Security in 2014. During that period of his life he took a double course load and completed his Masters with a 3.695 GPA in a year. He has been the recipient of recognition from the El Paso Police Department, State Of Texas, Texas Military Forces, Chandler Police Department, and others.

Aaron is also active in the community as the founder of the Phoenix Linux Users Group Cyber Security Meetup and regularly teaches members of the public a myriad of topics related to Cyber Security. His audience includes students, teachers, law enforcement, military, government officials, and concerned members of the public with a strong desire to learn what is going on in the world of technology.

When Aaron isn’t teaching, working, or spending time with his family, he enjoys relaxing at the pond with a fishing pole while not catching fish, operating a pistol at the shooting range, or reading books. He owns a Sega Saturn and a Sega Dreamcast and his favorite video games are Panzer Dragoon, Road Rash, Phantasy Star Online 2, and Power Stone. He is currently engrossed in building content for his site and looking for more ways to reach the public. You should reach Aaron through his Mastodon or on Keybase. He would love to hear from you, answer your questions, or find out about the projects you are involved with.

March 14th Meeting topic

PLUG - Mon, 2019/03/11 - 04:46
For our March meeting William Lindley will present to us "75 Years of Computing in 60 Minutes"

William Lindley: 75 Years of Computing in 60 Minutes
The roots of modern digital computing go back nearly two hundred years, and through a series of pass-around artifacts from the past century, we will explore how the pioneers of the field and their groundbreaking decisions and technologies have led us -- for better or worse -- to today's Internet-enabled world.

About William
Mr. Lindley has been in the computer industry since he sold his first program (a printer driver for Heathkit HDOS) in 1980. He has used system from the earliest 8-bit microprocessors, through the PDP-11 and VAX, up to IBM mainframes, and has managed to write programs that did not crash on most of them. Mr. Lindley has been a GNU/Linux user since 1992 and has been free of proprietary software since 2001. Most recently he has been pleased to be an adjunct professor at Mesa Community College.

Meeting topic for the PLUG security meeting on February 21

PLUG - Fri, 2019/02/15 - 00:00
Aaron Jones: Introduction To Assembly Language - Reverse Engineering Software

Description:
Introduction To Assembly Language is the introduction to my reverse engineering course. This is part one of a multi part educational series on lower level software development and reverse engineering. Many developers and security experts are not familiar with assembly language or the lower levels of their hardware. This course is intended to begin familiarizing you with assembly language in order to build the foundation for future courses on reverse engineering.

Biography:
Aaron Jones is a software developer for law enforcement with a Masters Degree in Intelligence Analysis with a focus in Cyber Security. He has been using Linux since Middle School and loves to educate others on how technology works.

Topic for the PLUG meeting on Feb 14th

PLUG - Mon, 2019/02/11 - 08:45
This month we have a theme, graphics.  We will be getting a preview of some of talks that will be given at the Southern California Linux Expo's (SCaLE) libre graphics track which will happen on March 7th through 10th.

Brian Cluff: An introduction to the Hugin Panorama Stitcher

Hugin is a powerful program to combining multiple overlapping images into panoramas. It is easy to use, but needs quality input images to work correctly. This presentation will give an intro to using Hugin as well as advice on how to take high quality input images with minimal paralax distortion so that your panoramas will always turn out perfect.

This presentation will also cover masking out unwanted items in your panorama, using hugin to create HDR images, rerendering individual images into architectural projections.


Phillip Waclawski: Krita basics, drawing assistants and G'Mic

Krita is an amazing drawing/painting program. This talk will cover the basics of Krita, including layers, selections and more. It will also dive into some of the amazing drawing assistants that come with Krita, and really help out folks, like myself, that are artistically impaired.

Additionally, Krita comes with a set of powerful filters and tools known as G'mic  (Greyc's Magic for Image Computing) that is also available in many other programs (GIMP, Inkscape) and we will cover several of them during this talk.
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