Securi-Tay is an information Security conference held by the Ethical Hacking Society at Abertay University. After the sell-out success of Securi-Tay IV, this year’s event will run over two days, Friday 26th and Saturday 27th of February. The conference will be held in Abertay University, benefiting from the fantastic transport links to Dundee. As well as transport, Dundee benefits from affordable accommodation in the city centre, as well as a thriving technology community and the reputation for being Scotland’s sunniest city.
The conference is aimed at anyone with an interest in Hacking and Information Security. You don’t need to be a l33t h4x0r to attend and enjoy the event: Securi-Tay V promises to provide a fantastic, worthwhile experience for everyone, new to the scene and conference veteran alike. Both days will feature talks from industry professionals and students as well as some workshops. Securi-Tay V will feature the return of a Capture the Flag event, with a prize for the best score. Lunch will be provided both days and an evening buffet will be provided in the bar after the event on day one.
Talk presented by MWR
- Time: 15:00:00
- Room: Lecture Theatre 1 (2516)
- Topic: Blue is the New Red
- Speakers: Matthew Watkins and Hamza Beghal
- Description: Time and time again we hear people (in the community) saying they want to be a network intrusion analyst, incident handler, or work in a SOC with the end goal of working up to being a pen tester in a few years. When you consider the traditional image of defensive security: a SOC, full of analysts staring at screens and answering phones, responding to alerts and not truly understanding the full situation; it quickly becomes clear why people have the mind-set that defensive security is easy and plain straight boring. But is there more to it than that?
In this talk we’ll try to clear up the distinguishable differences between offensive and defensive security, and explore some of the different roles that exist in each. Furthermore, we’ll try to highlight how important different skills are to both offensive and defensive security, but also how they can actually be used to complement each other too improving your offensive skills may just improve your defensive capability too, and vice versa). Most importantly however, we’ll discuss a different image of defensive security, one that attracts people to join, with interesting opportunities, and doesn’t act as a stepping stone into offensive roles as it currently does.