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Wednesday, May 6 • 8:00am - 2:45pm
Technically Focused Pre-conference Workshop: Offensive Security Workshop.

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This workshop will introduce participants to the offensive side of cybersecurity. Offensive security is a proactive and adversarial approach to protecting systems, networks, and applications from cyberattacks. Most offensive security pentesting platforms are built upon some version of Linux, with many (most) open source security tools being Linux-based. Districts can sometimes be "Windows-centric", meaning their lack of familiarity or proficiency with Linux prevents them from using a vast number of Linux-based open source tools that can help improve their security posture. The workshop will introduce participants to various offensive security virtual machine distributions (distros). Participants will install a hypervisor environment, and run an offensive security distro as a VM or “live” while learning how to use some of the popular Linux security tools.

Lab Prerequisites: Bring a PC or Mac computer with wireless and administrative access. Have or obtain authorization to perform cybersecurity recon against your district’s Internet-facing applications and infrastructure. For labs, you will run a Linux offensive security distro as a virtual machine, or boot a live distro from USB (must be able to alter boot path). Alternately, bring a test PC or Mac for hard drive installation, or create a separate dedicated partition for installation on your hard drive.

Facilitated by Jack Maynard, CCISO, CISSP, CRISC, CCSK, CEH and Sandy Maynard, CETL, Maynard Partners LLC

Wednesday May 6, 2020 8:00am - 2:45pm

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