The 2015 CSi Boot Camp – June 8-12

Advance IT Minnesota partners with Minnesota Innovation Lab to administer the third annual CSi 2015 Boot Camp June 8-12 at the University of Minnesota

Top cybersecurity students from Minnesota colleges and universities as well as the University of Minnesota engage in an intense week-long program to develop advanced and innovative skills in cyber defense, vulnerability analysis and testing, security operations and forensics, and application security. Participants are taken on field trips and coached on non-technical skills. The Camp culminates with Student Spotlight presentation to employers and a comprehensive assessment to validate learning.

The participants are selected by phased invitation to contestants in the annual Minnesota Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, followed by invitation to participating IT and security-related programs across MnSCU and the U of M.

Sponsors: This is a terrific opportunity for employers to interface with emerging security professionals by engaging as a sponsor

PROGRAM / SESSIONS | 2015 CSi BOOT CAMP

Monday, June 8 - CYBER OFFENSE and TESTING

Morning

7:00 – 8:15 am | Check-in/Breakfast

Meet in 17th Avenue Hall, U of M between 7 am and 7:30 am for Check-in.  Breakfast till 8:15 am (if you arrive later, go directly to class. (Note: If you are staying in Comstock Hall, you still have to go to 17th Avenue Hall for dinner Sunday night (till 8 pm) and breakfast Monday morning (till 8:15 am)

8:30 am – 9:30 am | Innovative Thinking in Cybersecurity

Michael Wright, Minnesota Innovation Lab.
Meet in Mechanical Engineering Building ME 314, U of M

9:45 am – Noon | Field trip to CliftonLarsonAllen

Meet outside ME, south end of Church Street. Bus leaves at 10 am. and returns from CLA at approx. 11:45 am, arriving at Comstock Hall for lunch.

Afternoon

Noon to 1:15 pm | Lunch at Comstock Hall

Return to ME 314 by 1:30 pm.

1:30 to 4:15 pm | Hands-on Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment

David Anderson, CliftonLarsonAllen [ME 314] – Students will get hands on experience with using penetration testing tools and review the phases or a penetration test. Students will be provided with a Kali Linux laptop and will target several vulnerable systems.

4:15 to 4:30 pm | Overview of CSi Activities, Roles, and CSi Assessment

Firasat Khan, Advance IT Minnesota [ME 314]

Evening

Optional Student-initiated Learning/Networking

The CSi Cohort may plan a U of M-based optional activity for the evening.

Tuesday, June 9 - CYBER DEFENSE | PERSONAL BRANDING / Part 1

Morning

7:30 – 8:15 am | Breakfast

Meet in Comstock Hall, U of M.

8:30 am – Noon | Guarding the Rabbit Hole

Justin Opatrny, General Mills.
[ME 314

Justin Opatrny currently works for General Mills specializing in security infrastructure protection of industrial control systems (ICS). He also is an adjunct instructor teaching information assurance courses and an independent consultant providing technology and security services. Mr. Opatrny has a Master’s Degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University; holds industry certifications including CISSP, GCFA, GSNA, GPEN, and CASP; and is an active member of the Information Systems Security Association and InfraGard.

Basic Outline: Current threat landscape – Lecture/discussion, Continued firewall relevance – Lecture/discussion; Firewall Hands-On – Lab, Next Generation Firewall features – Lecture/discussion; Application Identification using Snort – Lab; Introduction to Active Defense – Lecture/discussion; Active Defense Tools – Lab

 

Afternoon

Noon to 1:00 pm | Lunch at Comstock Hall

Return to ME 314 by 1:15 pm.

1:15 to 3:15 pm | Create Your Personal Brand

Sharon Boerbon-Hanson, Advance IT Minnesota [ME 314] – Create a statement that sets you apart from other job candidates and tells your unique story.

3:30 to 4:30 pm | Share your security tools/discoveries

Cohort members will have the opportunity to share their favorite security tools and resources (brief 3-min descriptions or demos) [ME 314]

Evening

Optional Student-initiated Learning/Networking

The CSi Cohort may plan a U of M-based optional activity for the evening.

Wednesday, June 10 - SECURITY OPERATIONS / FORENSICS

Morning

7:30 – 8:15 am | Breakfast

Meet in Comstock Hall, U of M.

8:30 to 9:30 am | Security Management – The Big Picture at ME 314

John Jasinski, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

9:30 to Noon | Malicious Data and Memory Forensics Analysis at ME 314

Israel Aladejebi, Century College

Afternoon

Noon to 1:00 pm | Lunch at Comstock Hall

Return to ME 314 by 1:00 pm.

1:15 to 2:00 pm | IoT Security – A New Paradigm

Firasat Khan, Advance IT Minnesota

2:15 to 4:30 | Field Trip to State of Minnesota IT – Presentations and Demonstrations

MN.IT Team, State of Minnesota – Students will be acquainted with how the MN.IT Services groups work together across the board to protect against cyberattacks and will be briefed on particular skillsets each department utilizes.

Evening

Optional Student-initiated Learning/Networking

The CSi Cohort may plan a U of M-based optional activity for the evening.

Thursday, June 11 - APPLICATION SECURITY | PERSONAL BRANDING / Part 2

Morning

7:30 – 8:15 am | Breakfast

Meet in Comstock Hall, U of M.

8:30 to Noon | Application Security – a Whodunit

Steven Hawkins, Integral Business Solutions

Afternoon

Noon to 1:00 pm | Lunch at Comstock Hall

Return to ME 314 by 1:00 pm.

1:15 to 2:30 pm | Application Security – What is it?

Alex Bauert, Merrill Corporation [ME 314]

2:45 to 4:30 pm | Present Your Personal Brand

Sharon Boerbon-Hanson, Advance IT Minnesota [ME 314] As important as what you say is how you say it. Learn the techniques to comfortably and naturally, offer your brand statement.

Evening

Optional Student Study Session

The CSi Cohort may gather to summarize the learning in preparation to the CSi Assessment on Friday.

Friday, June 12 - STUDENT SPOTIGHT | CSi ASSESSMENT

Morning

7:30 to 8:00 am | Breakfast at Coffman Memorial Union CMU 303

Network with industry representatives, faculty, and peers.

8:00 to 10:00 am | Student Spotlight at Coffman Memorial Union CMU 303

2-minute student verbal presentations to industry representatives, followed by Q&A with industry panel. Return to ME 314.

10:15 am to 12:15 pm | CSi Assessment at ME 314

Overall assessment of learning at CSi. Return to Comstock Hall for lunch and departure.

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