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Homegrown Security Tools – A Panel & Audience Discussion

March 23, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Do you have a favorite security script or open-source security tool you’ve integrated in a unique way on your own network or systems?  It could be anything from automated network scans & baselining to traffic anomaly detection,  host-based intrusion detection/prevention, or honeypots & tarpits.  Anything is fair game.  It can use vendor-specific solutions (like R5/BigIP, Cisco or Fortinet, etc), all open source tools, or a mashup of various tidbits.  The only thing is, it should be super useful.. and should not equate to a product sales pitch. Join the RBTC’s CyberSecurity forum for a hybrid panel and audience discussion around the best homegrown security tools.  Join the convo or come to hear new ideas, tips, and tricks.
Local food and craft beverages provided upon arrival. Interested in presenting? Contact Tweeks ahead of time. Or if you’re more comfortable showing up and sharing from the audience…that’s cool too! 

T.Weeks of the Virginia Cyber Range (moderator)

Linux Host Based Security Tools and Scripts:

Covering DIY Linux Host Baselining & Intrustion Detection scripts as well as Open Source host hardening/intrustion-prevention tools.

Brad Tilley of the VT ITSO (security office)

General Home Grown ITSO Tools:

Demonstrating several work related security scripts & tools.  Sensitive Data Discovery (findssns), Custom Password Vetting (bloom filter), Active Host Discovery (netscan) and Active Host Protection (dns firewall)

Ben Eldritch of RISE

Wireless Surveillance/Monitoring

Probe Patrol – Demostrate how to use probe requests as wireless radar.

Hristo Asenov of RISE

SOHO Network Addressing

Increase your home network security profile by running IPv6 on your home network.

RBTC’s Cyber Security Forum is supported by our series partners 1901 Group and Virginia Cyber Range.


March 23, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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1901 Group
1331 Research Center Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States
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