DojoSec Infosec Meetup Event – Thursday, 04-02: Career Advice and Adobe Acrobat

They had us at “Holy Hot Tuna.”

That’s the title (or part of it, anyways) of Matt Watchinski’s talk at the upcoming DojoSec meetup this Thursday, April 2nd. As much as we’d like you to guess what the rest of the title is (there would be some interesting answers, we’re sure), we’ll be a good sport and just tell you.

The full title is “1 Byte, 5 Minutes, Holy Hot Tuna,” which is related (but mostly unrelated) to what Watchinski will be discussing: The recent flaw in Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader. 

Watchinski will discuss the entire process behind discovering the flaw, including how he gathered intelligence through exploitation, mitigation, and vulnerability disclosure. He’ll also discuss why the VRT decided to release a third-party patch and why the flaw caused a mini media circus.

Watchinski’s fellow speaker, Rob Fuller (known as Mubix to many of you) also went the way of a creative title for his talk, giving a presentation entitled: “From Couch to Career in 80 Hours.” The thing we love most about his title? The fact that he didn’t promise to work miracles in 1 hour. 80 hours sounds about right for what Fuller is hoping his audience will want to accomplish.

In Fuller’s crash course about what the DojoSec site describes as “hacking your career,” Fuller wants to give his audience tips that will help them take them to the next level professionally. While a lot of Fuller’s talk will appeal to the hacker part of security professionals (cyber-stalking potential employers, anyone?), Fuller will also cover practical issues that are often overlooked, such as how to accept an offer letter.

Sound like something you might want to attend? The great news is that now you can ‘attend’ the meetup virtually as well as in person. The DojoSec meetup will be streaming live via their Ustream channel.

If you’d like additional information about this meetup, look no further then below. 

For more information on DojoSec, see its description in our NoVA Meetups section. View our Calendar for a complete list of infosec events in and around the NoVA area. Here is a link to more information about the DojoSec meetup.


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