Rendition Infosec Speaking at BSides Augusta 2017 – Company Founder Jake Williams To Deliver Closing Keynote

World-class information security industry leader has three consultants presenting on different topics throughout the one-day event.

Augusta, GeorgiaSeptember 14, 2017Rendition Infosec, the nation’s leading provider of information security solutions and consultation, today announced that three company representatives will be presenting at BSides Augusta 2017 taking place at the Augusta University Harrison Education Commons Building in Augusta, Georgia on September 16, 2017.  As the Closing Keynote Speaker at this year’s event, Williams’ presentation, “Why Snowden’s leaks were inevitable and why leaks will likely continue,” will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 between 3:45 – 4:45.

Williams’ session will examine U.S. Government disinformation around the leaks and their suggested alternative courses of action.  For each alternative suggested course of action, Williams will detail why the course of action was not feasible/plausible for Snowden to take.  Williams will also discuss other leakers and courses of action organizations can take to prevent future leaks.

“With the local Augusta community quickly becoming the global information security hub, it’s nice to see the BSides event growing, as well,” says Williams.  “It’s an honor to be participating in the event and, as always, we look forward to sharing thoughts and learning from all the other expert attendees.”

Also presenting from Rendition Infosec are Michael Banks and Brice Self, both Information Security Consultants for the company.  Banks’ presentation, “Bet You Won’t Block Google: Evil APIs on the Rise,” will take place from 1:30 – 2:00 as a part of Track One and Self’s presentation, “Probing Toms: Creepy Hackers on Your House Doorstep,” will take place from 3:15 – 3:45 as a part of Track Three.

Attendees of Banks’ and Self’s sessions will take away the following:

Banks     

  • Understand your network
  • Data Exfiltration using Google and other company APIs
  • Why SSL/Deep packet inspection and application whitelisting is important.
  • Dilemma and ethics with inspecting https traffic in a network
  • A Way to do it…

Self     

  • What data our wireless devices are sending out for anyone to see even

   when not using them

  • What an attacker or malicious person can do with a simple probe request
  • Learn the cost and ease of using a probe request for malicious purposes
  • How to stop this from happening to protect your data/valuables
  • Leveraging this method for penetration testing

BSides Augusta is open to all information security professionals, students, and enthusiasts.  New this year – SANS is bringing CyberCity, which engages participants to defend a miniature city’s infrastructure from terrorist cyber attacks, as well as to utilize offensive tactics to retake or maintain control of critical assets.  Stop by (with your laptop) and test your skills.

For more information on BSides Augusta, please visit http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/113886499/BSidesAugusta%202017.

About Rendition InfoSec

Since its inception in 2013, Rendition InfoSec has provided Incident Response (IR), as well as preventive network security services to leading government and corporate agencies worldwide, ultimately ensuring complete network security and peace-of-mind.  For more information, please call 888-409-5811, email inquiry@renditioninfosec.com or visit www.renditioninfosec.com.  

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