March, 2017 Chapter Meeting

Our March chapter meeting is on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 5:45PM. Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

Bug bounties – Don’t hate the player, hate the game

Abstract: Recent attacks provide insight on cyber assaults which require immense planning and fortitude. While some assaults took advantage of opportunistic findings, many did not. Companies are constantly striving to improve their security posture, but no system is vulnerability free and external scrutiny is a bonus. It is increasingly more difficult to find some of those most critical types of security vulnerabilities. Better testing is needed. To attract attention for the special kind of testing needed, a bug bounty program will go a long way. Security researchers, hackers, and enthusiasts from all over the world participate for the benefit of all parties. However, cracking bug bounties is harder than it looks. John Menerick shows how certain methodologies can affect institutions, researchers, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Speaker Biography:

John Menerick’s interests include cracking clouds, modeling complex systems, developing massive software-defined infrastructures, automating deceptive incident responses, designing zero trust security architectures, and is the outlier in your risk model. While John is the founding security team member of many successful institutions, currently, John is Lake Michigan Credit Union’s CISO and Research Something’s Chief Cyber Security Researcher.


5:45-6:15PM Networking/Membership signup / Dinner
6:15-7:15PM Presentation
7:15-7:45PM Q&A

NEW LOCATION Location Information

Metro Health IT Facility
985 Gezon Parkway (across from Target loading dock)
Wyoming, MI, 49519