Free Wireless Networks Lab March 12th!

All NEOISF Members,

Matt Neely is holding a lecture and lab in March on locating and securing wireless networks.  In this lab participants will learn basic information about 802.11 networks, how to find wireless access points using NetStumbler and Kismet and tips on securing 802.11 network. This is a two hour class that will include both a lecture and hands-on lab.

Thanks to Baldwin-Wallace’s generous donation of this class is FREE to all NEO Info Sec Forum members!

There is a catch.  Seating is limited.  Only 34 slots are available so we are requiring folks to register to attend this class.  Further, if you register you need to attend – please notify us in advance if you are unable to attend so we can free up that seat for someone else.

Here are the details…

Title : Using NetStumbler and Kismet to Find Wireless Network
Topic : Covered above
Date : Wednesday March 12th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Location : Baldwin-Wallace College Exact location details will be sent once registration is confirmed
Cost : FREE
Computer for Lab : All machines will be provided by Baldwin-Wallace.  No need to bring your own laptop.
Technical Level : Intermediate

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Again, you MUST register to attend due to the limited seating and slots are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND!

If you are interested REGISTER NOW by replying to this email with the following information.  This will help us understand our audience…

EMAIL ADDRESS (not shared with anyone):

Matt Neely
Steering Committee Member
Northeast Ohio Information Security Forum

Shmoocon was awesome!!!


Shmoocon was great. Learned a lot, met a lot of new friends, and got to see old friends. I took some great pictures at the Saturday night pictures. Sadly I can only post a few of them. Two of my favorite pictures from the party are of the coat rack. A security conference and almost everyones coat is in the pile.  

Coat rack at Shmoocon 2008 (Pic 1)

Coat rack at Shmoocon 2008 (Pic 2)

Here is a link to my ShmooBall launcher.

If I haven’t sent you your pictures please send me an e-mail and let me know.


Web Application Security Hands-On Class – Apr 24 – 25, 2008 (Cleveland)

A friend of mine is putting on a Web Application Security Class. The class was awesome and a lot of fun. Lots of Hands-On labs.

Apr 24 – 25, 2008


Microphones are a great tool when it comes to speaking in front of a large audience. I keep wondering how so many speakers can spend so much time in front of their microphones and keep using incorrectly.

1. Speak into the microphone.

2. Hold the microphone in front of you mouth. (Not on your stomach or by your Side.)

3. If you can turn the base down and the treble up a little. You may sound funny but you’ll be understandable.

4. No mumbling.

5. Remember when the microphone is on!

If your presentation depends on a laser pointer or a remote control for your slides, then go buy one. They cost less than a $100 for a really nice one. It looks a lot better to be prepared than asking the venue if they have an extra unit lying around. Having two is better than none. Backups are good right?