Last night I attended Ruxmon with some guys from my course. It was a great chance to hear what is happening in the network security industry and to have a chat to some big players over a few beverages. The night was held at Google HQ in Pyrmont which was really exciting for me. We heard talks regarding DNS zone transfers, modular prototyping development boards and the final talk delivered by Tim Noise regarding remote root exploits.
We then headed over to the Pyrmont Hotel to talk. I had a good chat with Tim about issues with the current aging telco infrastructure and the vulnerabilities associated with making old and new infrastructure work together. We also talked ipv6 and its native security, the lack of native security in ipv4, social engineering and the popularity of spear phishing.
After a quick game of pool we headed over to have a chat to Craig from NBNCO. We talked fibre, network security careers and CTFs. He made some great points about the need to move away from red and blue security teams and towards purple teams.
At this point I started spruiking the course I’m doing (Bachelor of Information Technology Network Security) as it has been designed to be a purple team approach. I think I will save that for another blog post.
Overall it was a great night, saw some familiar faces, met plenty of interesting people and I will be following their work. I look forward to the next Ruxmon; maybe next time I will be doing a talk.