Network Security

Network Security

  • NSI TAFE Open Day

    As part of the endeavour mobility grant which we received to go to America for Defcon 24 we made a presentation at the NSI TAFE Open Day where we talked about what we had learnt on the trip and cyber security in general. We also had a ran a Bachelor of Technology Network Security stall explaining the course to predominantly HSC year students and some industry professionals looking to expand their knowledge in network security.   I enjoyed talking to high school students that were excited to get into the IT security industry that is desperately looking for employees.    

  • Benefits of WSNs in Aged Care

    Executive Summary According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics the population of people over the age of 65 is set to jump from 14% of the population in 2012 to between 22.4% and 24.5% of the population in 2061. This has significate implications to the Australian economy and health services. Aged care will need to become much more efficient to cope with the massive increase in demand. One way to help reduce the strain on aged care facilities is to use technology to help care for the elderly, enabling nurses to care for more residents. This report looks into the applications and benefits of using wearable electronics that monitor the wear’s vital signs to create a wireless sensor network where the node is an elderly person, creating a network that requires minimum infrastructure and is resilient to down time. The benefits of wearable electronics that monitor elderly people are the reduced supervision by nurses allowing them to more effectively care…

  • Ruxmon Feb 2016

    Last night I attended Ruxmon with some guys from my course. It was a great chance to hear what is happening in the network security industry and to have a chat to some big players over a few beverages. The night was held at Google HQ in Pyrmont which was really exciting for me. We heard talks regarding DNS zone transfers, modular prototyping development boards and the final talk delivered by Tim Noise regarding remote root exploits. We then headed over to the Pyrmont Hotel to talk. I had a good chat with Tim about issues with the current aging telco infrastructure and the vulnerabilities associated with making old and new infrastructure work together. We also talked ipv6 and its native security, the lack of native security in ipv4, social engineering and the popularity of spear phishing. After a quick game of pool we headed over to have a chat to Craig from NBNCO. We talked fibre, network security careers…

  • Network Security 2016

    Over the summer I completed the ec-council Certified Ethical Hacker  course which was subsidised by the NSW government. The course ran on Sundays 9-4pm for 5 weeks covering subjects including reconnaissance, social engineering,  session hijacking,  denial of service and hacking various platforms. I was very impressed by the sheer volume of resources provided to us including detailed textbooks, virtual labs, hacking tools and a well respected teacher. I couldn’t I asked for better study material for my final year of uni. That being said the course is way overpriced and is not worth it unless you have a sponsor. During my final year of my course I will be studying subjects including advanced network security, mobile security, emerging technology and two major projects. For my individual project I’m looking to explore security vulnerabilities in current drone technology  which I’m sure I will cover in this blog while for my group project we are evaluating several possibilities including network power monitor…