SECS Engineering Day

CyberOU will be on hand to answer questions from potential students and their parents as well as giving lab tours and showing what Oakland University’s Cyber Security Club is all about. High school students considering Oakland University, come to this event to learn about all the exciting opportunities in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. You’ll also hear about some OU basics — like how to apply to the university and receive scholarships and financial aid. Plus, you’ll get a taste of OU’s cuisine with a free lunch. Register for Engineering and Computer Science Day now.

Session Hijacking and How to Remain Secure

Cookie Cadger harnesses the power of the Wireshark suite and Java to provide a fully cross-platform, entirely open-source utility, which can monitor wired Ethernet, insecure Wi-Fi, or load a packet capture file for offline analysis. This software helps identify information leakage from applications that utilize insecure HTTP GET requests. Web providers have started stepping up to the plate since Firesheep was released in 2010. Today, most major websites can provide SSL/TLS during all transactions, preventing cookie data from leaking over wired Ethernet or insecure Wi-Fi. But the fact remains that Firesheep was more of a toy than a tool. Cookie Cadger is the first open-source pen-testing tool ever made for intercepting and replaying specific insecure HTTP GET requests into a browser.

Join us for a live demonstration, and free cookies!
Thu, January 30th (12:00pm – 1:00pm) in 203 Dodge Hall.

Wolfgang Goerlich: The Robot Apocalypse (Exploring Software Security Flaws)

Join us Thursday, November 21st in 203 Dodge Hall of Engineering from 11:30am – 1:00 pm for a presentation from Wolfgang Goerlich. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am with the presentation beginning at 12:00 pm. Goerlich is currently the Vice President of Consulting Services at VioPoint Inc., and formally the information systems and security manager for Munder Capital Management, a Michigan-based financial institution. As a synopsis, the robots are coming to kill us all. That, or the zombies. One way or the other, humanity stands on the brink. While many talks have focused on surviving the zombie apocalypse, few have given us insights into how to handle the killer robots. This talk seeks to fill that void. By exploring software security flaws and vulnerabilities, we will learn ways to bypass access controls, extract valuable information, and cheat death. Should the unthinkable happen and the apocalypse not come, the information learned in this session can also be applied to protecting less-than-lethal software. At the end of the day, survival is all about the software.

Encryption Talk

Join CyberOU in 203 Dodge Hall of Engineering on Thursday, November 14th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm when we host an event on Encryption. Topics explored include Tor – free software for enabling online anonymity, TrueCrypt – free open-source encryption software, and Steganography – an art and science of encoding hidden messages in such a way that no one, apart from the sender and intended recipient, suspects the existence of the message.

Auto-Owners Insurance IT Security Talk

Join us Thurday November 7, 11:30am – 2:00pm in the Elliot Hall Auditorium for an exciting presentation on IT security by Auto-Owners Insurance company. Special guests Erin McLaughlin from HR & Rich Ferrini, Director in their IT Security Department Talk will be sharing valuable information about the industry. This is a great event for students to network and learn about career opportunities with Auto-Owners insurance.

Bitcoin Discussion

CyberOU will host a talk on Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency where the creation and transfer of bitcoins is based on an open-source cryptographic protocol that is independent of any central authority. The discussion will analyze the various principles behind the digital trade, and also how this new type of currency could affect our government. This event is scheduled for Thursday, October 24 at 12:00pm in 203 Dodge Hall of Engineering.

FBI Cyber Crime Division Presentation

Thomas Winterhalter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be joining CyberOU for a special presentation centered around current digital crimes and the people in charge of solving them.
The talk will take place Thursday, October 17th at 11:30 am in Elliott Hall Auditorium.

Google FixIT event comes to Oakland!

Later this month CyberOU, TALK, AIS, ACM and ACM-W will be sponsoring the Google FixIT event at OU. The competition will be open to juniors and seniors. Google will be recruiting for an internship program and full time Corporate Engineering Support Technician positions.

The event will be held in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on October 24th.

Chrysler Meet and Greet, Wi-Fi Penetration Demo

CyberOU is hosting a “Meet & Greet with Chrysler” with food at 11:30 am on Thursday, October 3rd outside of 203 DHE with OU’s CIO Thersea Rowe speaking at 12:00 pm. Following Thersea’s words, we will have Chrysler speak as well as having a informal discussion from 12 – 12:30 pm followed by a Wi-Fi Penetration demo from 12:30 – 1 pm. Chrysler is seeking to gauge potential students to interview for their 10/18 on campus interviews at this event.