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BSidesKC 2022

September 23 - September 24

BSides Kansas City Missouri

BSidesKC | September 23-24, 2022 | PlexPod Westport| Kansas City, MO

BSidesKC is a non-profit educational organization designed to advance the body of Information Security knowledge, by providing an annual, open forum for discussion and debate for security engineers and their affiliates. We produce a conference that is a source of education, collaboration, and continued conversation for information technologists and those associated with this field. Oh, and it’s a lot of fun!

Details and RSVP: https://bsideskc.org/

Beth Young and Jason Killam (both from Springfield Missouri) will be speaking at this event! Details below:

The Monica Bellucci Fanclub – Detection and Defense Lessons Learned from the Trickbot Forum (presented by Jason Killam)

When Ukraine was invaded by Russia a researcher dumped the entire Conti Forum’s chatlogs and the forum’s guidebook for penetrating networks. Their forum ended up being a detection and defense goldmine showing the tactics these ransomware operators used to fully compromise a network, from privilege escalation, data exfiltration, reconnaissance techniques and so much more.

In my talk i will cover the tactics techniques and procedures that network defenders should look for and overarching advice i can give that can help catch ransomware operators and hopefully block them, before the ReadMe.txt notes start popping up on people’s desktops.

Jason Killam (Detection Engineer at Red Canary)
I’m a detection engineer for Red Canary, former SOC monkey at Jack Henry and Associates, and a Cyber Warfare Operator with the US Air Force, hunting for APTs. I love Lego, long walks on the beach in Illinois/Missouri, playing Halo, and looking at evil processes at my job detectin’ evil.

Moment, need chop! Inside an employment scam (presented by Beth Young)

Aflac was the target of some employment scammers in early 2022. Using the Aflac brand, the scammers would contact victims for “interviews.” We collected screenshots of the conversations, as well as the PDFs that the scammers were using in an effort to convince victims that they were hired by Aflac for Customer support jobs. Come see how the scam unfolded with the victims and what Aflac did to try to disrupt their campaigns. By the end, you will see how the scam works, understand some Nigerian slang, and maybe give you some ideas if you want to bait your own employment scammers.

Beth Young (Security Incident Response Tech Lead at Aflac)
Beth Young has 20 years of cyber security experience. She is currently a Security Incident Response Tech Lead with Aflac. Beth has previously worked for a financial services company and for one of the Information Sharing and Analysis centers. She has a Masters in Applied Data Science from Syracuse University. She has previously given talks at Secure World St Louis, EDUCAUSE, BSidesKC and MOREnet security conferences. Beth is the founder of the BSidesSpfd conference.


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September 24
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