Crypto-Night II: Crypt Harder!

by ACM at Sac State — on  ,  , 

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On May 8th, Crypto-Night II: Crypt Harder! came to life. We had so many people show up we had to borrow chairs from another lab! But hey, that's what we're about; trying to provide events so awesome for you guys that we fill up the room to near fire hazard capacity!


The security talks featured one professor and four student speakers. Professor Devin Cook visited to speak about the historical and contemporary applications of steganography. Ben Sadeghipour, a student and security analyst, spoke about completing bug bounties for fun and profit. Student Daniel Flores gave a brief introduction into penetration testing and common industry terminology as well as a demonstration of phishing using only a mobile device. Darryl Nixon, a student and incident response intern, gave a technical presentation about web security and proper authentication procedures as well as a demonstration on cross-site scripting, SQL injection, and how to stop them. Michael Garrett, a student and military intelligence recruit, spoke about the variety of careers available to students interested in security, certifications to look into, as well as the procedures of gaining TS/SCI security clearance.

Their presentations can be found below:


Devin Cook: Steganography: The "Art" of Hiding Data


Ben Sadeghipour: When I Grow up I Want to be a (Bug) Bounty Hunter


Daniel Flores: So you Want to Learn how to Hack


Darryl Nixon: An Introduction to Web Security


Michael Garrett: Not Available


We hope to see you all again at Crypto-Night III!

-ACM@CSUS