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CompTia’s Cyber Security Analyst (CSA+)

Date: Monday - Wednesday, November 13-15, 2017
Time: 900 - 1700
Course Type: Technical - 3 day course ($700 registration fee)
Location: San Gabriel A
Presented by: New Horizons

New Horizons is collaborating with AFCEA to bring continuing education to the military/government during the AFCEA ACE conference. New Horizons will be providing an innovative 3-day seminar on CompTia’s Cyber Security Analyst (CSA+) The course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization's security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents as they occur. Each student will receive the full authorized 5-day version of the CSA+ digital courseware. This 3-day seminar counts as 24 CEU hours per persons with Microsoft Security, Cisco Security, Linux+, A+, Network+, Security+, CEH, CHFI, CISM, CISA and CISSP certifications. Any active duty military personnel that register for the 3-day course can attend the entire Alamo ACE conference at no additional cost.

Please email Linda Lawrence, Linda.Lawrence@nhcomputerlearning.com to register. 

NIST RMF Training - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) Training for Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) Systems

Date: Monday - Wednesday, November 13-15, 2017
Time: 800 - 1700
Course Type: Tech Course - 3 day course ($500 Fee)
Location: San Augustine B
Presented by: RMF Security Group, LLC

This course covers all 6 steps of the RMF from a DoD and IC system perspective and will address some the latest trending topics and issues encountered by DoD and IC organizations implementing RMF today.

Students must pre-register to attend this class - REGISTRATION

root9B - Executive Cyber Protection

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 900 - 1700
Course Type: Tech course - 1 day course
Location: San Xavier Room
Presented by: Root 9B

This one-day course provides executive management with an overview of issues and activities associated with cybersecurity. Decision makers will receive information in various topics that will build their knowledge and enhance executive decision-making regarding the cybersecurity threat. This course provides an upper-level awareness of cyber threats, vulnerabilities and countermeasures. It explains vulnerabilities of computer systems and networks. Executive management will be introduced to new trends and actions that can be taken to establish and maintain a solid cybersecurity program within their organization.

Student Requirements:

Students should bring a laptop with internet connectivity.

PMI Certifications and the Project Management Professional

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 & Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 800 - 930
Course Type: PDU/ CPE Course
Location: San Cristobal

Who is PMI? What is PMI? How is the organization structured and where do you fit in? This session will provide an overview of PMI suite of credentials. It will include a brief overview of the basic requirements of the credentials with discussions on how PMI’s credentials are developed and maintained.

Pivotal, Cloud Foundry and Big Data Analytics in a Fast Paced Software Dev/Opps Environment

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 800 - 1530
Course Type: Tech course - 1 day course
Location:San Miguel A
Presented by: Pivotal Labs, a Dell Technologies Company

This course provides students with the concepts and experience needed to work with and deploy applications on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Students will explore concepts in pushing apps to Cloud Foundry, accessing logs, and scaling. Students will explore topics directly related to the design and running of cloud-native applications, including micro-service architectures, blue-green deployments, and continuous delivery.  We will also explore topics focused towards IT professionals who want to better understand how to operationalize their data and analytics capabilities to meet their business strategies and objectives.  Students will learn l learn best practices for analytics in a guided exercise with a Pivotal data science expert.

Nutanix Technology Bootcamp

Date:Tuesday, November 14, 2017 & Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 800 - 1230
Course Type: Tech course - 4 hour session
Location: San Augustine A
Presented by: Nutanix

The Nutanix Technology Bootcamps are conducted in a hands-on lab environment that allows attendees to deploy, manage, and scale hyperconverged infrastructure. Each participant will be able to access our Proof of Concept (POC) suite and our Federal Systems Engineers will guide the training through various exercises and discussions.

This training exercise is tailored to the unique requirements of Federal agencies and designed for technical groups where interactive discussion and questions are encouraged.

GOALS & OBJECTIVES: During this half-day, instructor-led program, participants will learn:
  • Web-scale Architecture & concepts
  • Hyperconverged infrastructure model & use cases
  • Best practices to achieve operational simplicity & efficiency in your datacenter

And how to:
  • Create, clone, and migrate virtual machines and scaling the environment in a live, hands-on demo
  • Use Data protection and disaster recovery capabilities
  • Run any virtualized application, at any scale, with peak efficiency

Register for 11/14 HERE
Register for 11/15 HERE

AWS Immersion Day 101

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 800 - 1200
Course Type: Technical - 4 hour course
Location: San Gabriel B
Presented by: Amazon Web Services

This session will provide an overview of AWS and how the DoD can meet security requirements in the cloud. Additionally this session will cover the AWS services and capabilities available to the DoD for use today along with some features and services coming to the DoD authorized Impact Levels 2,4,&5 in the near term.

root9B - Detecting Memory Resident Malware

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 800 - 1700
Course Type: Tech course- 1 day course
Location: San Xavier Room
Presented by: Root 9B

This 8-hour class introduces students to memory-resident malware attacks, analysis, and defensive techniques. Students will learn how the most advanced adversaries discover vulnerabilities and create memory-resident malware invisible to almost all defenses. Students will also gain understanding of how the Windows operating system manages memory and active defense techniques to detect and eradicate memory resident malware.

Student Requirements:
  • Students must bring a laptop with a 64-bit operating system, wifi support, and hardware virtualization supported and enabled (you may need to enable this in the BIOS). Note: I do not recommend using government-owned or employer-owned equipment for this malware class in general, especially if you are unable to turn off the antivirus software.
  • VirtualBox installed. (note: VMWare workstation will also work)
  • Download and set up a Kali Linux Virtual Machine as one VM.
  • Download the 64-bit USGCB Win7 VHD as a second VM, create a virtual machine using it as a hard disk, and make sure they can boot it and log in. Attach the VHD to the IDE controller instead of the default SATA controller when setting up the VM, or you will get a blue screen. To do that, after creating the VM, click on it in VirtualBox, then click the Settings gear button, then click Storage, then remove any hard drives from the SATA controller and add the “USGCB Windows7 SP1 x64 Enterprise – 20111014.vhd” hard drive to the IDE controller. Then start the VM.
  • Download the Debugging Tools for Windows (windbg) and install it on the Windows 7 VM.

PMI Military Transition to Project Management Careers

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 & Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 945 - 1115
Course Type: PDU/ CPE Course
Location: San Cristobal

Military service members are a natural fit for project management, as the characteristics are well aligned. This session will provide insight into the markets that PMI serves, resources and certifications we offer and discuss the value proposition for military members transitioning to project management careers.

CompTIA Breakout - Recent Cybersecurity Trends: How is the IT Workforce Affected

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 1115 - 1230
Course Type: PDU/ CPE course
Location: San Cristobal
Presented by: New Horizons

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 1600 - 1700
Course Type: PDU/ CPE course
Location: San Cristobal
Presented by: New Horizons

Cybersecurity is becoming more complicated as bad actors continue hacking global networks with new techniques. Cybersecurity jobs are changing to meet the challenge, but new workforce skills are needed. In this session you will learn about the latest attacks and the skills needed to stop them. You’ll also learn about the location of cyber jobs using the Cyberseek.org tool, the importance of a skilled cybersecurity talent pipeline, and a cybersecurity career pathway recommendation for IT professionals.

Speaker

Patrick Lane, M.Ed., is a Director of Products for CompTIA. He manages IT workforce skills certifications, including CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+), CompTIA Advanced Security Professional (CASP) and CompTIA Server+.

He is a participant of the U.S. White House’s National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA) and has worked directly with the former Director of Cybersecurity Policy at the U.S. National Security Council (NSC) for the “Lock Down Your Login” campaign. He has implemented a wide variety of IT projects, including an intranet and help desk for 11,000 end users.

Patrick is an AFCEA lifetime member, most recently assisting DISA with scalable SIEM techniques from the private sector, and has authored and co-authored multiple books, including Hack Proofing Linux: A Guide to Open Source Security (Syngress/Elsevier). Patrick has received certifications in CompTIA Network+, Security+, (ISC)2 CISSP, Microsoft MCSE and CIW Internetworking Professional and Server Administrator.

Cybersecurity Education at St. Mary’s University

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 1200 - 1330
Course Type: Tech course
Location: San Gabriel B Room
Presented by: St. Mary’s University

Cyber threats are emerging more than ever in today’s digital world, and organizations are faced with constantly staying a step ahead to avoid falling prey to cybercriminal attacks.

In response, the Department of Computer Science at St. Mary’s University offers a master’s program that will provide students with knowledge, skills and best practices on how to monitor, secure and safeguard an organization’s cyber assets. A uniquely St. Mary's program, the Master of Science in Cybersecurity combines technical rigor with sound ethics and implications to the law.

To serve the needs of individuals who would like to increase their knowledge and skill levels in the field of cybersecurity in a short time frame, St. Mary’s University offers a graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity. The certificate program focuses on presenting students with the fundamental principles and hands-on experience in protecting networks, computers, programs and institutional data from attack, damage or unauthorized access.

At the undergraduate level, we propose to offer concentrations in cybersecurity and information assurance. Moreover, the Computer Science department offers summer camps for middle and high school students to raise students' awareness of the cybersecurity field, and increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation.

This talk covers the different cybersecurity programs at St. Mary’s University. Some details about course descriptions and some hands-on attacks will be shown.

The 5 C’s of CUI Compliance; Is your Company Compliant With NIST 800-171??

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 & Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 1415 - 1545
Course Type: PDU/ CPE course
Location:San Cristobal
Presented by: Kratos

In 2015, the DoD updated the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) 252.204-7012 - Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting that identifies the mandates for compliance with NIST Special Publication 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations. During this special presentation, we will discuss the “Who, What, When, Where and Why” on how federal contractor companies can meet the security requirements for protecting CUI that may reside on corporate assets.

Darknet Analysis of Networks with Bro NSM

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 1600 - 1700
Course Type: PDU/ CPE course - 1 hour course
Location: San Cristobal
Presented by: Bivio

Bivio Networks will provide an overview of performing Network Analysis with the Bro NSM tool. The lecture portion will discuss the files available that provide the basis of analysis. A demonstration utilizing embedded linux tools such as awk or curl allows the analyst to extract data and perform analysis for embedded network threats. Some of the embedded threats that will be analyzed include data from darknet, http and ssh traffic.

VxRail Test Drive: Hyper-converged Solutions for a Multi-Domain C2 Operations

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 800 - 1530
Course Type: Tech course - 1 day course
Location: San Miguel A
Presented by: Dell

The goal of this 1-day workshop is to help C2 Students and operators understand the fundamentals of converged and hyper converged architectures using VxRail and VMware vSAN platforms and their key enabling technologies. This course includes hands-on lab exercises using demo pods designed for students to explore VxRail and vSAN management capabilities.

Learning objectives:
  • Learn  Hyper-Convergence
  • Learn vSAN technology and the Software Defined Data Center Concepts
  • Describe VxRail Hardware and Operations
  • Compare VxRail with vSAN Ready Nodes
  • Describe how to deploy and operate VxRail

Software Defined Networking and Open Networking technologies for a Cybersecurity Operations

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 800 - 1230
Course Type: Tech course
Location: San Miguel B
Presented by: Dell

The network landscape is changing rapidly. The current networking industry looks much like the proprietary computing market of 40 years ago, where a small number of industry players produced vertically-integrated solutions with software and hardware that were single-sourced. This practice led to a proprietary industry culture where innovations were stifled and operations were fragile, complicated and expensive. Today, what has occurred with the open X86 evolution and revolution in servers and storage is now happening to the network, therefore driving towards commodization lower costs. Commoditization of networks now allow for increased software defined capabilities, further enhancing network technology and offering C2 specialist numerous choices when it comes to Open Network solutions.

Students will learn:
  • The current trends in Open Networking and Software-Defined Networking
  • They will understand key industry challenges /use cases
  • Name key players and their approaches in open networking
  • Uses cases and demonstrations will be focused around Open networking companies such as Big Switch, Plurabus Networks, IP Infusion and Cumulous Networks

AWS MAP Session

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 800 - 1230
Course Type: Technical - 4 hour course
Location: San Gabriel B
Presented by: Amazon Web Services

This session will cover the AWS MAP (Migration Acceleration Program), which helps organizations quickly rationalize applications and make path determinations on cloud migration. Come to learn from AWS’ experience in cloud migration best practices and lessons learned.

root9B - Shifting the Defense Cyber Paradigm

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 800 - 1700
Course Type: Tech course - 1 day course
Location: San Xavier Room
Presented by: Root 9B

Defensive operators need to shift the paradigm to encompass a more offensive approach to securing the network. Defenders need to begin conducting Active Adversarial Pursuit (HUNT) operations inside their networks. In this one-day training seminar, root9B will begin to develop the mind-set for a new line of defensive cyber operators, combat-ready, and well trained in discovering and hunting adversaries present within friendly networks. This class will provide defenders with the understanding required for a “know your attacker” approach to network defense, ultimately understanding how an adversary maneuvers and the arsenal of techniques at their disposal.

Student Requirements:

Students should bring a laptop with internet connectivity.

Grok your Logs, Analyzing Your Bro Data with Elastic Stack

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 1115 - 1230
Course Type: PDU/ CPE course
Location: San Cristobal
Presented by: Bivio

Abstract coming soon.

Cloud Session

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 1230 - 1545
Course Type: Tech course
Location: San Miguel B
Presented by: Dell

Abstract coming soon.

Cybersecurity 101: Building a Personal Cyber Range

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 1400 - 1600
Course Type: Tech course
Location: San Augustine A
Presented by: Dell

Wanted to get started in the world of cybersecurity, but don’t know where to begin? Heard the latest buzz words like ‘cyber range,’ ‘pen-test lab,’ and others, but don’t know what it takes to play?

Bring your computer and come prepared to get hands-on as we walk through the steps to build a virtual training lab that can be used to do everything from learning cutting-edge tools, developing test architectures, penetration testing, and more!

No software required (unless you want to deploy virtualized Windows servers or workstations), we’ll provide it all (and we’ll try to keep Omar’s hands off the images so you only have to AV scan them once).

Learn important security considerations, discuss virtualized networking, and leave with a (hopefully) robust training lab you can build and modify to your hearts content.

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