The fundamental IT skills needed to learn cybersecurity include; (1) operating systems, (2) software, (3) programming, (4) networks and (5) hardware. The following specific cybersecurity skills are derived from these fundemental skills and used cyber competition:
The best way to learn cybersecurity is ‘hands-on’. To participate in labs and competitions, create a personal cyber lab running virtual machines and the Kali Linux suite of cybersecurity pentesting tools. Use these instructions to start installing the free open source Virtualbox and Kali Linux software.
Lockheed Martin and the Howard Cyber Center are sponsoring an event on Jan 31st. (Registration Link)
PWC will be hosting a Capture-the-Flag (CTF) hackathon for Howard students on Feb 22nd in the Cyber Lab. Contact CERC@howard.edu for more information.
The National Cyber League (NCL) Spring 2020 competition will begin on March 23rd and cover the domains listed below. Contact us a firstname.lastname@example.org to join the Howard team.
- OPEN SOURCE INTELLIGENCE
- ENUMERATION AND EXPLOITATION
- PASSWORD CRACKING
- TRAFFIC ANALYSIS
- LOG ANALYSIS
- WIRELESS SECURITY
- WEB APPLICATION SECURITY
Wed, Oct 23rd 4PM – 5pm ; LK Downing Engineering Bldg., Rm 2019 – Reading Room Pre-registration link:: http://tinyurl.com/y2z2fd9a
We had a great turnout and lively discussion at the Cybersecurity Career Meetup in Anacostia on Oct 12th.