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This groups is focused on the security aspects of computers, networking, Linux, and other neat things!

2021 Notes

June 9, 2021

  • Racoons
  • Cyberforce Competition
    • Chase's experience at the 2016 competition. ♥
  • Conquer the Hill
  • Chase - Cyberforce Competition work probably won't happen before the start of the semester.
  • Chase - What else did we want to do?
  • Cody - Single-Sign On / Directory Options
    • Keycloak
    • Jumpcloud - Seems to be a PaaS. Need to pay $$$
    • Directory389 - Java
    • FreeIPA - Very “black-boxy” and wants a dedicated box for it's own use.
    • SambaAD - ACM@UIC used to use this before we switched to Microsoft AD.
  • By next meeting, let's plan to decide on which SSO option to use. Do some independent research if you have time.
  • Cody & Chase - Getting into Ansible. Infrastructure as Code.

May 26, 2021

  • First Summer meeting
  • Created a VM to test on DigitalOcean
    • Added the users in this current meeting to the virtual machine.
  • Introduced the idea of SSH Keys and public-private keypairs
  • Fail2ban - A utility used to prevent malicious login attempts
  • IPTables/nftables/firewalld - CLI utilities used to interact with nettables for changing network stack parameters.
  • Looking at fail2ban-firewalld, however it was only on CentOS-based systems.

2020 Notes

{First meeting} 01/30/2020 cybersec_pp.pdf

 General introduction of members
 Welcome slide was presented, advice on how to run group by former president.
 Activities to consider:
   * Cyber Force Competition - Nationwide
   * Def Con convention
   * Wireshark 
   * highjack radio frequencies
   * comptia network A+
 Homework: Look up basic information on networks and how they work.

{Second meeting} 02/20/2020

 Went over the basics of network components:
   * Routers/Switch
   * Access Point
   * MODEM
   * Server
   * The Cloud
   * Internal vs external networks and further branching
 Had a talk with a senior in LUG/ACM office, talked about working of:
   * Ports
   * VPN
   * Proxy
   * LAN vs WAN
   * Static vs Dynamic IPs
   * Router to router connection programs
   * schematics of routers containing IP addresses
   * Origins of IP from IPv4 to IPv6
 Homework: Set up a virtual network in ACM/LUG office

{Third meeting} 09/14/2020

 First meeting for Fall 2020:
   * Introductions
   * Suggested activities + Readings
 Homework: Read up on provided books - Dummies( 2 chapters) & Set books( SQL and Linux 2-3 chapters)

2019 Notes

{Pre-activity Meeting with former group president} 09/25/2019

 Discussed previous activities before the group was inactive:
   * Bug Bounties
   * Sniffing Packets
   * Network Engineering
   * Playing with malware
   * Keylogging
   * Capture The Flag competitions - google CTF
   * root certificates
   * Generally an interest run group

cybersecurity_for_dummies._palo_alto_networks_edition_by_miller_l.c._z-lib.org_.pdf computer_programming_and_cyber_security_for_beginners_this_book_includes_python_machine_learning_sql_linux_hacking_with_kali_linux_ethical_hacking._coding_and_cybersecurity_fundamentals_by_zach_co_z-lib.org_.ep.pdf

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