This course provides students with the concepts and skills for defensive hacking. Students practice hands-on cybersecurity defensive hacking techniques while in a lab environment. Topics covered will include:
- The concept of “blue teams”
- Setup of a virtualization environment for threat assessment testing
- An overview of attack vectors, including brute force, denial of service, scans, backdoor attacks, and more
- Concepts and methods for mitigation of risk, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and intrusion prevention systems
- Using scanning tools like Nmap, Wireshark, Dig, NSlookup, and others to protect your network
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Workshop objectives (What is covered):
Topics covered the concept of “blue teams,” setup of virtualization environment for threat assessments testing, understanding different attack vectors, brute force, denial of service, scans, backdoor attacks, and others. Additionally, we will cover concepts and methods for mitigation of risk, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, intrusion prevention systems, using snort, Security Onion, and tools for scanning your network for threats
Chicago courses will be taught by Maurice E. Dawson, an assistant professor of cybersecurity and forensics at Illinois Tech and the director of the Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education at Illinois Tech. He has written several books on cybersecurity and conducts research in software assurance, advanced cybersecurity principles, and the internet of things (IoT).
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Wheaton courses will be taught by Don Nelson, an adjunct industry professor of Information Technology and Management at Illinois Tech. He is also a senior validation manager: application enablement and was an information security architect, systems engineer and product manager—IP multimedia subsytem for Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia.
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Course Dates, Time, and Location:
Session A: Rice Campus, Wheaton, Illinois—Monday June 22, 2020–Wednesday June 24, 2020
Session B: Mies Campus: Monday July 20, 2020–Wednesday July 22, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
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