[SASAG] 6/9 Meeting: The Web is the Battleground; and Social Networks Lead the Charge

Ski Kacoroski kacoroski at gmail.com
Wed May 25 21:39:19 PDT 2011

Date: 	June 9th, 2011
Time: 	7pm
Place: 	EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
         Room 403
         University of Washington Campus
Directions: 	http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: 	The Web is the Battleground; and Social Network Lead
                 the Charge
Presenter: 	Corey Nachreiner

Our web browser has become the universal app. We no longer use it just 
to peruse static web pages, but to interact with a menagerie of complex 
online applications hosted “in the cloud.” While this evolution of web 
interactivity provides us with many new opportunities, and immense 
value, it has also made today’s web the most dangerous place on the 

Join WatchGuard Senior Network Security Strategist and CISSP, Corey 
Nachreiner, to hear why he believes web-based threats will pose a huge 
risk to your network in 2011. During the talk, you will learn how the 
three most common web-based attacks — drive-by downloads, cross-site 
scripting (XSS), and SQL injection – work. You’ll even see them in 
action during sample attacks.

Nachreiner will also discuss why Social Networks sites are the worst 
“web-threat” offenders of them all. He’ll highlight three attributes 
that make Social Networks a ripe target for attackers, and likely the 
primary source of malware in the coming years.

Finally, and most importantly, you’ll learn practical steps you can 
take, and defenses you can erect, to protect yourself from these 
web-based threats. As the American cartoon, G.I. Joe, used to say, 
“Knowing is half the battle.”

Corey Nachreiner has been with WatchGuard since 1999 and has since 
written more than a thousand concise security alerts and 
easily-understood educational articles. His security training videos 
have generated hundreds of letters of praise from thankful customers and 
accumulated more than 100,000 views on YouTube and Google Video. A 
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Corey 
speaks internationally and is often quoted by other online sources, 
including C|NET, eWeek, and Slashdot. Corey enjoys “modding” any 
technical gizmo he can get his hands on, and considers himself a hacker 
in the old sense of the word. Today, you can find Corey’s most recent 
articles at WatchGuardSecurityCenter.com.

As always, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check 
them out at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the
University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the
EE Department’s web site above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it
  connected to the entire universe"            John Muir

Chris "Ski" Kacoroski, kacoroski at gmail.com, 206-501-9803
or ski98033 on most IM services

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