Tuesday, August 13 • 8:30am - 11:20am
Scanning for Vulns and Throwing Sploits -- Without Leaving Your Desktop

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Understanding the difference between vulnerabilities and exploits is an important part of a cybersecurity student’s education. One of the best ways to gain this understanding is by actually exploiting vulnerabilities on target systems. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to use freely available security tools to teach basic exploitation concepts. The workshop will begin with a discussion of VirtualBox with an emphasis on those configurations necessary for safely launching exploits in a virtual environment. After a review of VirtualBox, attendees will explore Metasploitable, an intentionally vulnerable operating system designed for testing security tools and demonstrating common vulnerabilities. After Metasploitable, workshop users will review Kali Linux and its embedded vulnerability and exploitations tools, including nmap, but especially Metasploit, the leading software platform for developing, testing, and executing exploits. The workshop will close by teaching attendees how to launch exploits against target Windows and Linux Metasploitable systems.

After the workshop, electronic copies of all the presentation and lab materials will be provided to attendees so that they can be used in their own courses.

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Marija Banovic

Student, The George Washington University
Marija Banovic was born and raised in the Balkan region. After completing high school she moved to the United States to pursue a better future. She graduated from Montgomery College with an AAS in Cybersecurity and, upon graduation, received the Montgomery College Award for Excellence... Read More →
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David Vargas

Lecturer, The George Washington University
David Vargas is President of VATG, Inc. and adjunct professor of cybersecurity at The George Washington University. He has worked extensively in cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors and often shares his expertise at security conferences and professional meetings nationwide... Read More →

Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am EDT