Metro and Closing Plenary
Posted On: 2014-01-09 16:31:28
We've learned that a number of Metro stations will be closed during the weekend of ShmooCon, including the closest station to the Hilton. Specifically on the Red line, the Dupont Circle and Farragut North stations will be closed. Buses will replace the Metro trains between Metro Center and Woodley Park. On the Green line, the Greenbelt station will also be closed--but buses will replace service between Greenbelt and College Park.
A Metro advisory will be posted next week with full details for the weekend work--including what time the changes will take effect on Friday the 17th. But, you can find initial information on the Metro's website at: http://www.wmata.com/rail/trackwork.cfm
If you were planning on taking the metro to the hotel, be aware of the changes. You will still be able to get to the Woodley Park station on the Red line and walk to the hotel. Or, take a taxi or Uber from the Metro Center stop directly to the hotel.
And while you're all here, let's go ahead and announce that closing plenary, shall we?
Large Scale Network and Application Scanning
Panel: Robert David Graham, Paul McMillan, Dan Tentler, Alejandro Caceres
Moderator: Bruce Potter
From proff's strobe to modern day distributed network scanners, probing remote systems and applications to assess a system's security posture is a core part of our offensive and defensive tool kits. This panel discussion will examine the state of the art of network and application scanning. During the session, the entire Internet will be scanned at least once by the panelists… maybe even a few times. We will discuss the results of a recent scan of large scale cloud providers and the issues the scan uncovered. The panel will also examine new tools utilizing application scan results to enable real-time defenses against compromised or weak systems. Finally, the panelists will engage in a discussion on the ethics of network scanning, especially as it pertains to the modern capability of large scale, nearly instantaneous scanning of the entire Internet.
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