The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group




The CUG

The DFWCUG is an organization in Dallas TX that works with and helps organize new Cisco Users Groups in the US.

The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group
 


 Meetings

Our monthly meeting is always held at 6:30pm on the first Wednesday of each month... attendance is free but please become a member by signing up for our Meeting Announcements mailing list.

 

Our Next Meeting

Date

Wednesday February 7, 2018

Topic

TBD

Speaker

TBD

Time

6:00-6:30 PM - Pizza dinner provided
6:30-9:00 PM - Presentations & Networking with your fellow packet-heads

 

Location

Cisco's Richardson Campus
2200 E President George Bush
Building 5 - Bullwinkle Room - Enter on the South side to sign in
Richardson, TX

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Our Next Meeting Sponsor

 

 

TBD - Contact an Officer if you wish to Sponsor the meeting.

 

 

 
 

Our Last Meeting

Date

Wednesday December 6, 2017

Topic

How to become a Penetration tester - An attempt to guide the next generation of hackers through my mistakes

Penetration Testers (aka.Ethical hackers) come from different backgrounds: developers, database, system, or network administrators,etc.. In this talk we will discuss how the decisions you are making today may influence your area of expertise. We will also cover the different paths, certifications that matter, jobs that will help you towards the area you wish to specialize in and what skills you should be concentrating in while in school. Finally, we will go over expectations of becoming a penetration tester, we will touch on women within penetration testing and give you an idea of what to expect in the real world. I have stumbled through security with no guidance for most of life. Let me stop you from making my mistakes and wasting money in certifications that wont take you very far.

Speaker

Perla Caston, OCSP, Penetration Test Consultant, IBM X-Force Red

Perla Caston is a Security Consultant with IBM X-Force Red is an elite, global team that provides security testing services to organizations of all sizes. Perla has has over fifteen years of Network Security experience focusing on Firewalls, Linux administration, IPS/IDS, and VPN technologies, along with SOX, HIPAA and PCI compliance. Perla holds a bachelor in Computer Sciences, and OSCP, CCSE, CCEPE, CSSA, MCTP, CISSP, CCSA.



Perla Caston
 

Our Last Meeting Sponsor

DFWCUG thanks MpowerMe as our Monthly Meeting Sponsor for December 6, 2017

 

MpowerMe provides innovative IT staffing solutions with a focus on network infrastructure across many industry verticals.

MpowerMe has a recruiting approach different than most traditional staffing and recruiting firms: Simply put, we understand technology and we understand people. That combination gives us the ability to deliver top talent at the right time. We believe that in order to truly understand if a candidate and a company are a good match, you need to understand what the position entails. Just like as an engineer needs to understand the business requirements in order to architect a working solution, a recruiter needs to understand the business and technical requirements of a position and speak the same language with the candidate in order to make the match.

MpowerMe knows the Cisco community and can provide contract IT professionals, contract-to-permanent and permanent placements across the US. https://www.mpowerme.com


Kristi Wade
Technology Talent Magnet
kwade AT mpowerme.com
(817) 239-3005

 

 

Future Meetings 

January

No Meeting due to New Years

February

Topic: TBD

Speaker: TBD

Sponsor: TBD

March

Topic: TBD

Speaker: TBD

Sponsor: TBD

April

Topic: Using Python + Netmiko to Enable Network Automation

Speaker: Kirk Byers

Sponsor: TBD

 Meeting Links

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 Meeting Contacts

 Meeting Location / Map

Cisco's Richardson Campus
2200 E President George Bush

See meeting room / building location above for details.
 


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Building 5 is highlighted above... monthly meeting is held in the Bullwinkle Room