[CDBUG-talk] CDBUG (meeting, kinda): My OpenBSD talk at RPI tomorrow night (Fwd: [rpisec] OpenBSD Talk)

Brian Callahan bcallah at devio.us
Thu Oct 23 17:55:32 EDT 2014

Hey team --

Here's the forwarded message send to RPISEC about my talk at RPI tomorrow.
Note the download link if you want to follow along and don't have OpenBSD on your laptop already (it's a VirtualBox VM).

Hope to see you all tomorrow!


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [rpisec] OpenBSD Talk
Date: 2014-10-23 17:37
From: Jeremy White <jwhiterpi at gmail.com>
To: rpisec at union.rpi.edu

Hi Everyone,

Tomorrow evening at 5PM in DCC 318, PhD student Brian Callahan will be
talking to us about OpenBSD.

The skills learned at RPISEC, oriented towards active hacking, also have
practical applications in defensive programming and security. This talk
introduces OpenBSD, the proactively secure Unix-like operating system.
We will explore OpenBSD's nearly two decades of rich history pioneering
security mitigation techniques, providing proactive security programs
for the entire computing ecosystem, and embracing its “hostile”
environment aimed at finding and fixing bugs of all sizes as quickly and
efficiently as possible: attributes that have culminated in OpenBSD
being universally recognized as THE security-conscious OS and pushing
forward security in all operating systems. It will become clear that we
all rely on—and directly use—OpenBSD code in all our devices
everyday for security and safe programming. If you are looking for an
environment to really make sure your code is written and run with
security in mind, this is the talk for you!

There is a virtual machine set up with OpenBSD so you can follow along.
The file is 2.7GB and is available for download here:

security.cs.rpi.edu/~whitej12/OpenBSDRPISEC.ova [1]

Import this file into Virtual Box or VMWare. If you get an error while
running it, disable USB 2.0 support. To do so, go to
settings->ports->uncheck USB 2.0. The login:password to the virtual
machine is rpisec:rpisec.

See you tomorrow.

-The RPISEC Team
www.rpis.ec [2]

[1] http://security.cs.rpi.edu/~whitej12/OpenBSDRPISEC.ova
[2] http://www.rpis.ec

Brian R. Callahan
Ph.D. student, Science & Technology Studies
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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