[PLUG-announce] January Meeting: Everything We Know About CyberSecurity is Wrong (Ryan Byrd)

Kingdon, Matthew C MKingdon at ciber.com
Tue Jan 10 11:20:19 MST 2017


Thank you for the meeting announcement. 

If it helps the meeting and the attendance to have pizza and soda at the meeting, I would be glad to bring in some pizzas.  If that is a distraction, then no need to do this.  I work for Ciber, a consulting company as well as a reseller of infrastructure solutions - hardware, software, services.  We partner with Red Hat, IBM, HPE, Dell, Cisco, Lenovo and others to provide technology solutions to clients.

If you would like pizza and soda/water, let me know your best guess on number of people that will attend and what time you want pizza to be there and I will get it done.  If you want pizza at 6:30 or 7pm to get people there early or if you want it at 8pm for a break from the presentation, just let me know what is best.

Matt Kingdon
Senior Client Development Executive
Ciber, Inc.
t: 801.553.1369
m: 801.580.4320
mkingdon at ciber.com

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From: plug-announce-bounces at plug.org [mailto:plug-announce-bounces at plug.org] On Behalf Of Steve Meyers
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Subject: [PLUG-announce] January Meeting: Everything We Know About CyberSecurity is Wrong (Ryan Byrd)

Date: Tuesday, January 17th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: UVU Business Resource Center

The exploits and security breaches which are technically feasible and the ones that actually occur in the wild are two very different things. There are two common, bad assumptions: one, that people choose random passwords and two, that passwords are broken with dumb brute force. Neither of those assumptions are correct. Brute force attacks are never used on passwords of longer than six characters because it takes too long. So instead, hackers use word list attacks that combine list of words gathered from hacked passwords, Wikipedia, the Gutenberg Project and YouTube comments and then combine those words in unique ways (https://hashcat.net/wiki/doku.php?id=oclhashcat has over 5100 rules to do this). This so-called intelligent brute force reduces the candidate key space and makes attacks possible on 55 character or longer passwords.

Ryan is a computer engineer working at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Sometimes he solves hard problems, builds embedded devices, creates web applications and automates processes for good people. Sometimes he just keeps bees. He's very busy and important.

Just go in the front doors, and follow the signs. We're usually in a conference in the back of the main floor.

http://plug.org/uvu has directions and a map

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