Cyber Security / Information Technology
Pen Testing AMA; Obfuscating Private Information
Please note this is a Hybrid event.
Joining us in person? When you RSVP, you’ll be asked if you’re attending in person. It’s strictly first come first served, and we’ll confirm with you if you’re in.
For health reasons, we have a limited number of seats available at the in-person venue, so the event will also be available via a virtual venue link (Remo) and via Twitch.
For those that wish to join via the virtual venue, you will be able to talk and network online or chat via Twitch. A link to both will be emailed to attendees prior to the event.
We endeavour to provide catering for both in-person and remote participants, with appropriate safety procedures in place to meet health and safety needs. Please forgive us if catering doesn’t eventuate, as we are working on a best effort basis.
The Melbourne Identity and Security Meetup is an informal evening open to all. We start with food, drink, and mingling, followed by a talk or two. The evening ends with an optional networking session at a local venue.
We value diversity and operate a strict code of conduct, for the comfort of all our members.
## Pen Testing AMA — Lilly Ryan, Penetration Tester, Team Leader
Have you ever wanted to know more about what penetration testers do every day, and the most common (and the most strange or interesting) things they find while hacking?
In this session you’ll get your chance to ask those questions, engage in further discussion about what web security looks like in 2021, and how we can work together to improve it across our specialisations in tech.
>>>>> You can start submitting your questions ahead of time at https://app.sli.do/event/naxoarff <<<<<
Lilly Ryan (@attacus_au) is a historian-turned-hacker. In addition to her day job discovering vulnerabilities in web applications, Lilly is an erstwhile Python developer and serves on the board of Digital Rights Watch. She writes and speaks internationally about facial recognition, social identities after death, teamwork, and the telegraph.
## Obfuscating private information with JMAP — Bron Gondwana, CEO FastMail
Fastmail has a way for customer support to access a user’s account to inspect settings and fix problems, however, we don’t want them to see user’s personal data unless absolutely required for the problem. The new JMAP protocol for email makes it very easy to replace specific fields for display without confusing everything else.
Bron Gondwana is an advocate for digital privacy, with a passion for open standards and open software.
With over 20 years of experience working with email, Bron still hacks on the Cyrus IMAP mail server. At the IETF standards organisation, he chairs 3 working groups about email and calendaring, where he drove the introduction of JMAP. Bron is also CEO of Fastmail, a flourishing SaaS business providing privacy-focused email.
Over the years, his work has taken Bron and his family to live in the USA and Norway. Now he lives in Melbourne, Australia with a wife, two teenage children, and an ageing cat! To balance out the technical life, Bron sings in choir and teaches group fitness classes.
You can find Bron on Twitter as @BronGondwana or on the world’s biggest social network at [masked].
We are grateful to Melbourne Connect for providing a venue for this event ❤️