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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December 15 meetup agenda at the Flying Saucer

We've decided to do the same thing we did last year for our December meetup. We will be going to a restaurant to enjoy some food that is not pizza, drinks, and some casual infosec discussion. This year we're going to head to the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in downtown Columbia.

We've submitted some infosec related questions for trivia. If you wish to participate in trivia we recommend getting to the Flying Saucer by 7:00 p.m. We hope to see everyone there.

May 19, 2015, meetup agenda - PwnAdventure3

The next ColaSec meetup we will be taking a look at the hacking game Pwn Adventure 3, which was featured at Shmoocon and in this article on WIRED. The game is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, where objectives are completed by hacking the game.

We have setup a server to run the game. Attendees will need to bring a laptop and download the game client from the Pwn Adventure 3 site. After downloading and installing, launch the client to run an update on it.

Some other things attendees might want to install/bring is a decompiler program to view the game files, like .NET Reflector. I've also found a walkthrough that uses utilizes Wireshark, so that might come in handy as well. Speaking of walkthroughs, feel free to do a little research ahead of time. Here are some links to get your started:

Ghost in the Shellcode - Home of the Pwn Adventure. Has walkthroughs on last year's version.

PwnAdventure3 - Main website.

Dead Packet Society - A walkthrough using Wireshark.

PwnAdventure2 walkthroughs:


Everlasting Wanderer


List of tools for static code analysis - Wikipedia

This exercise is something I've never done before and I those most of the group hasn't done before, so I'm hoping we can all learn and grow from the game together.

January 20, 2015, meetup agenda

Tuesday January 20, 2015, is our first meetup of the new year.

This Friday Blackhat gets released to theaters and we're looking to have a special ColaSec meetup to go watch the movie. Shmoocon is also this weekend so be on the look out for items to talk about from there next Tuesday.

On the docket is me giving a presentation on how to keep up/get into information security. The title is still very much in the works, but it's a presentation that talks about some of the resources an information security professional can use to keep up with the latest happening in the community. This is my first presentation every and I'm hoping it's not too noobish and gives people some good information they can use. The goal is to be interactive so that those already following the infosec community can participate as well. Really, it's just a way for us to create some discussion and share some great resources to make us all better professionals.

Looking forward to seeing some old faces and some new faces at the next meetup.

ColaSec meetup agenda December 15, 2014

It's the final ColaSec meetup of 2014 and we're looking to do a little planning for 2015. We've had a good start to the security meetup and want to continue to grow and expand our membership. This is your opportunity to show up and let us know what you want out of this monthly meetup.

We will be meeting Monday, December 15, 2014, at Hunter-Gatherer Brewery on Main Street in downtown Columbia.

We'll also be talking about some of the latest news in infosec, including:

  • Sony Hack
  • POODLE part deux
  • Target liability for last year's breach

Be sure to come out and join us. We would love to meet new information security professionals in the area.

ColaSec meetup agenda October 20th, 2014

Our next ColaSec meeting will be held at IT-oLogy on October 20th, 2014 at 6:00 PM.  We will have pizza, a demo of metasploit & some traffic analysis, a presentation on Google dorking, and a discussion of some of the InfoSec news from the past few weeks (there has been plenty).  Adult beverages are welcome, but this is a BYOB event

Please note that parking in the garage at IT-oLogy is free after 5:00 p.m.  You can access this garage on Gervais St between Marion and Sumter.  There's a foot bridge over into the area where we'll be meeting.  Directions will be posted on our website before the weekend.