IEEE CTS Life Members Austin Monthly Meeting - Ransomware and commodity malware

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The Austin Life Members' Group promotes the development of members through professional and social networking,addressing topics of interest to Life Members, including volunteer activities, and supports the IEEE Central Texas Section. Website: http://webinabox.vtools.ieee.org/wibp_home/index/LM500051/

 


IEEE CTS Life Members Austin Monthly Meeting

The Life Members Group - Austin is becoming active again, and has settled on having meetings for a late lunch at 2 PM on the third Tuesday of each month. We will meet at PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse on Parmer Lane in Austin. This allow us to reserve a meeting room with food service without a large concern about the attendance. Once we have a number of regular attendees, we can consider moving to a lunch hour meeting, if the members would rather do that.





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  • 2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
  • Austin, Texas
  • United States 78727
  • Building: PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse
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  • Tom Grim, Chairman, Life Members Austin

  • Starts 05 January 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 17 January 2017 02:00 PM
  • All times are America/Chicago
  • No Admission Charge
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  Speakers

Michael Gough

Topic:

Ransomware and commodity malware, What can I do really to prevent it? And how do I check my system?

You probably know one or several people or companies that have been hit with Ransomware. You definitely know people that have been hit with commodity malware. So what can I do to help prevent this from infecting my system? For Windows, surprisingly there are built-in things you can do that can prevent most Ransomware and commodity malware from having any impact to a system, who knew?


This talk will walk you through some simple and FREE preventative measures you can do to prevent malware and a more techy approach that will stop almost everything malicious dead in its tracks, but takes a little work to tweak. Also a free tool LOG-MD you can use to check to see if a system is clean or infected and configure your system to collect the logging that matters.

Biography:

Michael is a Malware Archaeologist, Blue Team defender, Incident Responder and logoholic. Michael developed the “Malware Management Framework” and several Windows logging cheat sheets to help the security industry understand Windows logging, where to start and what to look for. Michael is co-developer of LOG-MD, a free tool that audits the settings, harvests and reports on malicious Windows log data and malicious system artifacts. Michael also ran BSides Texas for five years for the Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston cons. Michael is also blogs on HackerHurricane.com on various InfoSec topics.

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Michael Gough

Topic:

Ransomware and commodity malware, What can I do really to prevent it? And how do I check my system?

Biography:

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Agenda

2:00 PM  Networking and lunch

2;15 PM  Presentation 



The Austin Life Members Group meets monthly. Except when meeting jointly with other groups, the Life Members meet on the third Tuesday each month. Meetings usually begin with informal networking from 2:00 to 2:15 p.m., followed by presentations from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. by experts in topics of interest to IEEE Life Members.