Presentations for Applications
When I took on the world of AppSec, I thought many of my life lessons in network security operations would carry over. I found out that it didnt work that way. As I progressed in AppSec, I soon discovered many other folks were like me but had no idea what to do or where to start. From a security operations world looking glass, I want to give a presentation on how to think, what terms to use, what tools to use, and where to go to learn. If you are a seasoned AppSec pen tester, this presentation isn't for you. If you've been doing Sec Ops, this is probably for you.
Ed Abrams (zeroaltitude)
Demetrius Comes (cmdc0de)
dcdark.net . The Daemon keeps track of player quests and their DarkNet inventory. DarkNet badges, once assembled as a learning quest, act as a valuable tool to identify your role as a player and to help you with certain quests. Physical puzzle items such as lockpick stations and phonebooths, as well as interactions with DarkNet Operatives, provide further avenues to engage players in their quests and learning experiences. Cmdc0de and zeroaltitude will be presenting two ciphers at the end of their talk, and discussing a little bit of how they think about ciphers. They will then invite people to join them in the cipher village after their talk to work on these. Experiences within the DarkNet will take you to the limit of your existing knowledge... and beyond. If you join us, we will send you on quests to improve your technical abilities. You will meet others like you and you will learn from each other and grow stronger. As you proceed within the DarkNet, you'll discover hidden messages you would never have noticed and you'll accomplish goals you never would have achieved alone. To succeed, you have to find your way through the quests and if you make it to the end, you will have proven yourself worthy to join us in our stand against those who seek to control us. DarkNet’s mission is to secure a safe, independent and self-sustaining community free from intrusion and infiltration by those who would enslave us to their own ends. Our opponents are many and they grow ever more modern -- spying on us through our information streams and controlling us through messages that we see wherever we go. We must resist.
Dr. Alexander Rasin
The increasing use of databases in the storage of critical and sensitive information in many organizations has lead to an increase in the rate at which databases are the target of computer crimes. While there are some techniques and tools available for database forensics, they typically assume apriori preparation (e.g., detailed logging) and rely on built-in database features working properly (e.g., no hacking). Investigators, alternatively, need forensic techniques that make no such assumptions and tools that can be applied to a damaged or an already-compromised database system.
In this talk we present DBCarver, a tool for reconstructing database content from database storage (disk, RAM, etc.) without relying on any metadata from the database, or needing metadata from the OS/file system. The tool uses database page carving to reconstruct both query-able data and non-query-able data (deleted and auxiliary data). We describe how the two kinds of data can be combined to enable a variety of forensic analysis questions hitherto unavailable to forensic investigators, including finding evidence of database tampering. We conclude with a brief demo of DBCarver.