Next Meeting: Wed, Jul 22 2015

How to Hack a Database

Speaker: Eric Selje

Summary: Do you ever hear about a database hack and think “Wow, whoever pulled this off must be some super-smart hacker type with access to advanced technology and supercomputers?” Well in reality nothing could be further from the truth. Database hacks are accomplished with a combination of readily available tools, a dash of readily available know-how, a large helping of blind luck, and a heaping helping of laziness on the part of the folks who are responsible for securing their systems. In this presentation I will teach you how to hack a database so you can defend your systems against the hackers who want to get at your assets. We’ll cover these possible vectors: SQL Injection, Google Dorks, Stealing Entire Databases, Gaining Physical Access, Malware Attacks, Network Sniffers, Social Engineering

About Eric: Eric Selje is a developer and consultant in Madison, WI who works on a wide variety of applications, from desktop to web to mobile - all of them requiring databases. Eric has for private businesses, non-profits, and is now working for the U.S. Courts. He has been a user group leader since 1995, and other than coding he loves playing Ultimate and baseball, doing crosswords and reading.


5:30 PM - 5:45 PM: Announcements

5:45 PM - 6:15 PM: Dinner & networking

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM: Main presentation

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Questions & wrap-up


Event Time : Wed, Jul 22 2015 17:30 - 20:00 Central Daylight Time
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Meeting Location: 5250 East Terrace Drive Madison, Wisconsin

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