April 9th is a very special day for the SCYTHE herd, it is National Unicorn Day and out annual user conference: UniCon. We invite you to join the herd as we leave the past behind and leap boldly ahead into the new year.
Come hear the best from our customers and friends at our second annual UniCon. UniCon is a free conference for the entire purple team: security researchers, developers, red teamers, blue teamers, and digital forensics and incident responders. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the most magical, exciting, and interactive Cyber Conference of the year.
We look forward to making a better future, together.
Olaf Hartong is a Defensive Specialist and security researcher at FalconForce. He specialises in understanding the attacker tradecraft and thereby improving detection. He has a varied background in blue and purple team operations, network engineering, and security transformation projects. Olaf has presented at many industry conferences including Black Hat, DEF CON, DerbyCon, Splunk .conf, FIRST, MITRE ATT&CKcon, and various other conferences. Olaf is the author of various tools including ThreatHunting for Splunk, ATTACKdatamap and Sysmon-modular. He maintains a blog at https://olafhartong.nl
John has both consulted and taught hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and penetration testing. He is a coveted speaker and much loved SANS teacher. John is a contributor to the industry shaping Penetration Testing Execution Standard and 20 Critical Controls frameworks.
We have a brand new CTF that will debut. This one is for the entire Purple Team, whether you are Red Team, Security Operations, Hunt Team, or Digital Forensics and Incident Response. We all need to know what our payloads do before deploying them in an environment. We will create various synthetic malware and you will need to tell us what they do!
We’ve detected malicious activity on an endpoint after a recruiter downloaded a resume.doc which executed some sort of malware. We were able to take that endpoint offline before it could do any major damage (we think), but we’d like you to investigate what exactly the executable does. This CTF will be 3 levels and require you to run 3 different pieces of synthetic malware and analyze what it does. Level 1 and 2 are question/answer format while level 3 asks you to go way deeper. More details coming soon!
Ron and Cyndi Gula created the Gula Tech Foundation to amplify the impact of cybersecurity nonprofit organizations. The Gula Tech Foundation operates a $1,000,000 competitive grant process for cybersecurity nonprofits multiple times a year. Each grant competition has a unique cybersecurity focus. Grant winners receive a financial donation and will have the opportunity to participate in an all-expenses-paid marketing program to elevate public awareness of their organization.
The January 2021 grant program focused on nonprofits which increase African American engagement with cybersecurity.
The three winners were Black Cybersecurity Association, NPower Inc and Girlsecurity.
The winners will be given time to speak, and we look forward to learning from their experience.
We are honored to have Ron and Cyndi Gula take part in UniCon21, and grateful for the opportunity to learn from their leadership as they break down barriers in the community.