Through this comprehensive workshop, we offer an immersive hands-on introduction to cybersecurity. We have designed this for students who want to build a foundation of skills that can be used in schoolwork and in future careers. The coursework starts with understanding the basic tools and techniques and then covers basic offensive and defensive training. At the conclusion, students participate in a capture-the-flag exercise, a fascinating game that will test everyone’s problem-solving abilities. Our course is a fun, collaborative, and open environment where trial and error is embraced, failures are utilized as learning opportunities, and creative thinking is always encouraged. This is a great first step into the world of cybersecurity!
Our two-day program (10 AM – 4 PM EST) is designed for beginners and covers the fundamentals of cybersecurity. We start with the basics of common computer and network services and end with exploitation and an understanding of attack methodologies and strategies to defend against them. We will also focus on ways to build a home lab along with challenges and educational references to improve your skillset.
This course is for you if you are interested in a cybersecurity career, but you don’t have much hands-on experience yet?
Who Should Attend
Anyone with a desire to learn offensive attack techniques and how to defend against methods employed by attackers to break into systems. We foster a fun, collaborative and open environment where trial and error is embraced, failures are utilized as learning tools, and a creative thinking is encouraged!
For those with little or no experience, this is a great first step in your cybersecurity career!
Agenda – Day 1
- Common Threats & Attacks
- Networking Fundamentals
- Home Lab Setup
- Passive Information Gathering
- Active Information Gathering
- Vulnerability Identification & Analysis
Agenda – Day 2
- Wireshark Fundamentals
- IPv6 Overview
- Intro to Windows Forensics
- Post Exploitation
- Capture the Flag (CTF)
Mr. Tyrone E. Wilson is a passionate information security professional with 24 years of experience in information technology and has a mission to improve as many lives as possible through education in cybersecurity. Wilson also has extensive knowledge in computer network defense, vulnerability assessments, cyber threat analysis, and incident response. As a former cybersecurity analyst for the United States Army, Wilson developed security structures to ensure American intelligence systems were protected from foreign threats. Currently, Wilson is the Founder and President of Cover6 Solutions, LLC; which teaches companies and professionals various aspects of information security, penetration testing, and IPv6.
Wilson is also the organizer of The D.C. Cyber Security Professionals. With over 7,000 members, it is the largest #Cybersecurity meetup group in the United States. In addition, Wilson is also on the Review Board of BSides NoVA and Howard University and has recently presented and/or taught classes at major conferences and events such as BSidesNoVA 2020, BSidesNoVA 2019, BSidesDC 2018, ISACA GWDC Cybersecurity & Risk Conference, ISSA Mid Atlantic Security Conference, BSides NoVA 2017, BSides DC 2017, and DCCyberWeek 2017. Wilson was also a Keynote Speaker at the Hacker Halted 2019.