Competing in the International Cyber Security Challenge (ICC) 2022

Competing in the International Cyber Security Challenge (ICC) 2022 Introduction This is a brief and non-technical blog about my experience taking part in the inaugral International Cyber Security Challenge (ICC), a challenge hosted by ENISA for young adults in cybersecurity. The main event took place from the 14th to 17th of June 2022 in the city of Athens, Greece. I participated as a member of team Oceania alongside 15 other incredibly talented folks from New …

Membership of hacking conference review boards

Membership of hacking conference review boards We are very proud to be a continuous member of the review boards for Black Hat Asia, BSides Canberra, BSides Singapore and the OWASP Appsecday conferences. While our involvement in each of these conferences varies, one of the benefits has been the ability to read about new hacking and defensive research first hand as they are submitted to conferences. Working with fellow reviewers also grants …

Completion of our second haXX course with SEEK

What is haXX? haXX is an ethical hacking learning group for women trying to break into the technical security field. Founded by Pamela O’Shea, it provides hands on security classes for women with a burning desire to be in the technical security field with varying levels of technical experience. What did the course cover? This year, haXX returned with a brand new course on reverse engineering and malware analysis running during the evenings …

Teaching at OWASP Conference

Web Hacking Essentials: Applying a hacker’s mindsetWe are delighted to be delivering our web application hacking course at OWASP Melbourne on the 2nd and 3rd of November this year. This course focuses on core web application penetration testing skills from the offensive side. The content is suitable for developers, anyone new to penetration testing or anyone wishing to explore the area by gaining real hands on skills.The aim of the …

Completion of our first haXX course with SEEK

Completion of our first haXX course with SEEK Shea Information Security has successfully delivered our first outreach programme to support women in technology with SEEK. Between February and May 2019, we successfully ran a series of evening classes on web hacking and we were delighted to have received 96 applications for 20 spots! What is haXX? haXX is an ethical hacking learning group for women trying to break into the technical security field. …

Presenting at Black Hat Asia

Are We Converting Community Knowledge into Secure Organisations? Pamela O’Shea  |  Consultant Location:  Marina Bay Sands, Level 4: Peony 4402 Date: Thursday, March 28 | 1:30pm-1:55pm Track: Community Session This talk identifies where the focus is in our community and what is expected of us in our day-to-day occupations according to industry standards. This analysis sets out where our interests overlap with our work and how we can use new knowledge circulating among researchers to …