Security in the Shell (or, How I Learned to Think Before Forking) (separate registration is required)

Tuesday, May 03 | 1:00PM–4:30PM ET | Harborside Ballroom A, 4th Floor
Session Type: Additional Fee Program
Delivery Format: Preconference Workshop

Although it is one of the oldest technologies in IT, the command line and terminal emulators continue to be in wide use for modern IT needs. Although people may think of these technologies as having a solid security footing, there are a number of ways someone can shoot themselves in the foot while using them, and I'm not just talking about running "rm -fr /". In this workshop, Mark Krenz, the creator of the popular Twitter account climagic, will demonstrate these and guide students through how to practice better command line security, from understanding the metadata that is generated by your favorite editor to knowing how to exploit SSH, knowing how to protect yourself when checking malware, and much more. There is something for everyone in this workshop, and you are sure to come away with a plethora of job-saving tips.


  • Ishan Abhinit

    Senior Security Analyst, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Mark Krenz

    Chief Security Analyst, Indiana University