As the world (or at least, myself) begins to emerge from Lockdown, in-person events are returning. For me, this was initiated with an excellent trip to Manchester, experiencing Matillion’s Super All Hands gathering, meeting with new colleagues that had until that point merely been faces on a collage of Zoom tiles. As part of the […]
Back in the annals of time (2011) I wrote about my first experiences at a security conference; the first UK BSides in London. To say that that con had a big impact on my career is an understatement, but that’s a story for another day. That experience was exactly why; when catching up with an […]
June has been a busy month, hot on the heels from BSides London (review here), I again found myself on a train BSides-bound, this time heading for Liverpool. Before getting to the tech, I’ll point out that this was my first time in Liverpool. After a very brief visit I found the city to be […]
How time flies; and with it, another BSides London is a long distant memory. My itinerary for the pilgrimage South was familiar, mostly following a well worn pattern InfoSec Europe Tuesday BSides itself Wednesday Thursday? Recovery time in the capital, before heading for the train back to (my) civilised society. And throughout: a generous smattering […]
Tuesday started fine, train down the capital a chance to meet up with the London work team. So far so good, until a colleague suggested a ‘quiet’ drink after work. Ended up not being too quiet after all. With Wednesday starting off with ‘why?….’, I found some energy and headed for Security BSides London. As […]
June 16th marked the first time the Open Web Application Security Project’s (OWASP) Leeds/Northern Chapter ran an event at Northumbria University, meaning it was the first time I was able to attend. Overall I really enjoyed the event, I’m hoping that the Leeds/Northern OWASP chapter decide to run more events within Newcastle, but if not it’s convinced me that the events are worth the time and cost to travel down to the other locations. Always good to discuss infosec topics face to face with some really knowledgeable people.
Jacob (@BiosShadow), has released his first blog post, Being out of the Loop, since we were paired up and it has struck a chord with my own experience with similar problems and got me thinking at the same time. To sum up Jacob’s post he his frustrated that there is no active infosec community within a reasonable distance of his location. I can relate to this sentiment; when beginning the slow road towards an infosec career, before I was even aware a legitimate career in the field was possible, my own interactions and learning opportunities were limited to reading books or online articles.
For my part: If you’re in the North East of England (or general area) get in touch and let me know, always keen to discuss information security with anyone willing to listen.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Digital Security & Governance for SMEs at Northumbria University. The purpose of the event was to help SMEs better understand that threats targeting their information systems, their responsibilities in securing personally identifiable information (PII) and to introduce NUWARP
Following in the now well-established form of a ‘Month of X Bugs’ php-security.org has just opened it’s call for papers for a second month, to update and expand on it’s successful run month in 2007.
Tonight was the second NEBytes event, and after the launch event I was looking forward to it. The topic I was most interested in was a discussion of Microsoft’s Direct Access (DA), this was billed as an ‘evolution in remote access capabilities’. Being a security guy, obviously this piqued my interest.