$600 – $750

Professionally Evil Spring Break 2019

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Keiser University

6430 Southpoint Pkwy


Jacksonville, FL 32216

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Professionally Evil Spring Break is a 3-day training event in Jacksonville Florida. Secure Ideas is bringing together world-class instructors with in-depth, hands-on training materials. This allows attendees to gain knowledge on security issues, testing, and defenses that they can use the very first day they return to work.

Whether you are a developer, system admin or a security consultant this event has something for you. The Professionally Evil Spring Break has two different classes scheduled.

Professionally Evil Application Security:

The first is Secure Ideas' Professionally Evil Application Security (PEAS) class. This class focuses on web and mobile application and API flaws such as the OWASP Top 10. The students will explore SamuraiWTF and various targets to learn the techniques of penetration and security testing. We will also focus on the various vulnerabilities that affect applications and web APIs. The class will teach these vulnerabilities, such as XSS, CSRF, SQL injection, and others, from both the perspective of how to find them within an application and how to defend against the attacks.

Throughout the three days, the students will reinforce the knowledge by performing hands-on exercises. These exercises lead the student through the various security issues within applications and APIs. The capstone of the PEAS class is the capture-the-flag (CTF) event on day three. This CTF is designed to simulate a real-world penetration test to allow the attendees to practice the techniques learned throughout the class.

Professionally Evil Network Testing

The second class in the Spring Break event is our Professionally Evil Network Testing (PENT) course. This three-day course will teach attendees a basic methodology for network penetration testing and an introduction to the latest tools and techniques. Students will walk through the phases of Reconnaissance, Mapping, Discovery, Exploitation, and Post-Exploitation with hands-on demonstrations designed to build their skill as a penetration tester. The course will demonstrate real-world techniques that teach students how they can pivot from seemingly low-risk vulnerabilities into full domain take over, with a goal of demonstrating actual business risk to the organization.

Hands-on technical exercises reinforce every part of this course allowing attendees the opportunity to use common tools and tactics in a safe & structured learning environment. By the end of the 3-day training, students will understand the structure of a penetration test and have the experience necessary to begin practicing the demonstrated skills.

Both classes require the students to bring a laptop with the following requirements.

  • Minimum of 8 GB of RAM

  • 50 GB free disk space

  • VirtualBox or compatible software

  • USB access to load the virtual machines

Cost Includes:

  • 3 Days of VERY hands-on training

  • Courseware (Book and PDF)

  • USB stick with the course virtual machines

  • Snacks & Drinks throughout training

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Meals

  • Travel

  • Hotel

Instructor Bios:

Kevin Johnson (CEO) - A regular keynote speaker on the conference circuit, Kevin’s experience includes building incident response and forensic teams, architecting security solutions for large enterprises, and penetration testing everything from government agencies to Fortune 100 companies. In addition, Kevin is a faculty member at IANS and was an instructor and author for the SANS Institute.

Jason Gillam (CIO) - With over 20 years of industry experience in enterprise software development, system architecture, and application security, Jason has spent most of his career in technical leadership roles ranging from startups to fortune 100 companies. He is also a faculty member at IANS.

Nathan Sweaney (Senior Consultant) - Nathan is security consultant for Secure Ideas performing penetration tests and vulnerability assessments, training, and general security consulting. He has a wide range of experience in networking, systems administration, and development spanning 17 years in IT. He excels at finding practical, operationally feasible approaches for businesses to mitigate threats and minimize compliance obligations such as HIPAA and PCI.

Eric Kuehn (Senior Consultant) - Before coming to Secure Ideas, Eric spent close to 20 years working with Microsoft infrastructures for large fortune 100 companies. Since its release, his core focus has been Active Directory. He was the technical leader and responsible for the engineering and architecture of one of the most complex and largest AD infrastructures; used by one of the world’s largest banks. This included ongoing maintenance and major enhancements of not only a very secure authentication environment but also of all of the supporting toolsets required to monitor its health and integrity. This experience has given Eric a very strong knowledge of a variety of Microsoft products and best practices.

Secure Ideas:

Secure Ideas is an independent security-consulting and penetration testing firm focused on providing organizations with the services and knowledge needed to improve the security posture of their computing and network environment. Our services are designed not just to identify vulnerabilities, but to provide actionable recommendations and to promote security and education.

For More Information: info@secureideas.com

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