Columbia's Information Security Group

A free and informal gathering of information security professionals and enthusiasts in Columbia, South Carolina at the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM.

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June 2017 Meetup Recap

ColaSec + LockFale 2.0

Our June meeting was hosted at Conquest Brewery.  Our lock picking friends from the north, LockFale came down for the 2nd annual Lockpick Village night.  Nobody was removed from handcuffs via power tools this year, but we all increased our knowledge of physical security.   

Big thank you to Justin and Jon for hauling down all the gear and sharing your lock picking knowledge with the group.  We will see everybody back at the USC Incubator for the July meetup.

Meetup for Tuesday November 15th

Malware Analysis with Dan Boynton

 Join us Tuesday Nov. 15th to learn about Malware Analysis

Join us Tuesday Nov. 15th to learn about Malware Analysis

This talk will provide a high level introduction to malware analysis. We will start with the basic concepts and considerations of analysis lab design along with a walk through of a simple Two-VM setup. Once we test and prepare our environment, we will discuss analysis techniques for document based malware (MS Office and Javascript). If time permits, we will discuss some methods for analyzing, classifying, and attributing malicious windows binaries.

ColaSec had an excellent representation at B Sides Charleston over the weekend.  Ralph Collum and Josh Huff both gave talks at the conference and several of our members attended the 2 training events as well.  Join us 6pm at the Incubator (EventBrite page here). Professional or enthusiast, all are welcome!

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Meetup for Tuesday October 18th

David Guirl and Trey Egan present:
Micro$oft LAPS (Local Admin Password Solution)

Join us tonight (10/18/16) 6pm at the USC Incubator.  Tonight's agenda includes a quick recap of Louisville antics at Derbycon, updates on our December meetup party plans, and In The News round table discussion.  Then David and Trey will present on Security with Microsoft LAPS (Local Admin Password Solution).  

ColaSec is for anybody with an interest for Information Security in the Columbia area.  Professional or enthusiast all are welcome.  Food and Drinks provided as usual...See you there!


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September 20th Meetup

Bsides Augusta recap and Josh's DerbyCon Practice Run

 Minecraft In The Slide Deck Never Hurts

Minecraft In The Slide Deck Never Hurts

Join us this Tuesday the 20th for our September meetup at the Incubator.  A handful of members hit the road and went to B Sides Augusta.  We watched Lockfale anger the NSA, saw some excellent speakers and attacked Chiron's Pyramid Capture The Flag. (One of our member's may have won an awesome prize as well)

After the B Sides recap, Josh Huff will give us a practice run of his DerbyCon talk - What I Learned by Being an OSINT Creeper.  This talk will be given at Derbycon in Louisville in the stable track and was also picked up by B Sides Charleston in November.  Josh welcomes any feedback you have as he makes his final adjustments before presenting in Kentucky.  Talk outline from Derbycon site -

Food and Beverages start at 6PM.  Registration on EventBrite page here.

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