CactusCon is the largest annual hacker and security conference in Arizona and this year is expected to attract 600 attendees from throughout the entire country. In just four years, it has established a solid reputation as a top-tier security conference and has quickly become a must-attend learning and networking event. CactusCon is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs and expectations of the InfoSec community. It attracts sought-after industry leaders, offers cutting-edge workshops, and provides ample opportunities for mingling and networking with people who share a passion for information security. This year, we are handling tickets and donations through EventBrite. Please read the details so you know what you’re getting. Free Attendee Ticket: Entry into the conference, talks, and workshops. $20 Attendee Ticket: Entry into the conference and a badge. $40 Attendee Ticket: Entry into the conference, badge, and swag. Donation ticket: Choose your own adventure level. Under $20 gets endless thanks from CactusCon $20-$39 gets conference entry and badge $40-$99 gets conference entry, badge, and swag $100 and above gets sponsorship recognition
Happy New Year! I’m excited to announce our next OWASP Phoenix chapter meeting, which will be held at Early Warning on Thursday, January 28. Seth Law will be presenting on DevOps and Security – A match made (and broken) in the cloud.
First time attendees should show up about 15-20 minutes early to facilitate the badging process; a picture ID is required. For return visitors, a RSVP through the meetup site will allow me to ask for your badge to be pre-printed.
Free pizza will be provided shortly before the presentation.
Notably, Seth Law is flying in to give us this presentation. Thanks to
nVisium <https://nvisium.com> for sponsoring his travel.
Title: DevOps and Security – A match made (and broken) in the cloud
Abstract: DevOps is the new Agile, allowing organizations to move faster and deploy code quicker. Yet in the quest for continuous delivery, security can fall by the wayside, opening an organization up to data exposure and malicious exploitation. This talk will cover current security research into the technology behind DevOps, examples of failures, and how to prevent the same from happening in your organization. Technologies discussed will include AWS, Git, Hudson/Jenkins, and more. In the end, the presentation should help attendees understand the risks involved in running a DevOps environment.
Bio: Seth Law is the Director of Research & Development at nVisium and
wrangles the research efforts into all areas of application security. An
experienced Application Security Professional with years of security
experience, Seth has worked in multiple disciplines, from software
development to network protection, as a manager, contributor, and speaker.
Seth explores the world of application security via @sethlaw.
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As you know, DEF CON 24’s theme is “Rise of the Machines”. To help you get up to speed on some of the ideas that inspired the theme, and get you thinking about the looming conflict between human and machine intelligences, we’re going to post some books, movies, and other media you might want to check out in advance of the con.