Friday, September 14, 2018

PYPTUG Monthly Meeting (September): Introduction to Packet Manipulation with Scapy


Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (September 25th 2018) to learn more about the Python programming language, modules and tools. Python is the language to learn if you've never programmed before, and at the other end, it is also a tool that no expert would do without.

Main talk: Introduction to Packet Manipulation with Scapy

by Samuel Mitchell


Scapy is a very powerful framework written in Python that allows the forging and manipulation of packets. It's a swiss army knife of sorts for dealing with capturing, interacting, and manipulating packets down to the packet frame itself. It sees a lot of usage in the security community as a result but can also be used by anyone who needs to reverse engineer odd/unique protocols, QA test products at the lowest levels of the OSI layers, or come up with or test your own communication protocol. This will be an intro to the usage and capabilities of scapy targetted at anyone familiar with the basics of networking at the OSI layer and basic Python programming.


Samuel Mitchell lived a former life as a sysadmin and in the DevOps field. In his current life, he works as an Offensive Security Researcher/Tester for a large financial institution. He's also a husband/father of three kids, and dreams of some day finishing one of his multitude of side projects.

Lightning talks!

We will have some time for extemporaneous "lightning talks" of 5-10 minute duration. If you'd like to do one, some suggestions of talks were provided here, if you are looking for inspiration. Or talk about a project you are working on.


Tuesday, September 25th 2018
Meeting starts at 6:00PM


Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:
Manchester Hall
room: Manchester 241
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

And speaking of parking:  Parking after 5pm is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The official parking policy is:
"Visitors can park in any general parking lot on campus. Visitors should avoid reserved spaces, faculty/staff lots, fire lanes or other restricted area on campus. Frequent visitors should contact Parking and Transportation to register for a parking permit."

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