Cybersecurity Workshop (For Beginners)

Cybersecurity is one of the hottest and most important fields in today’s digital-focused world. Cybersecurity protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the computing systems, networks, and data that society depends upon.

Touro College Illinois’ (TCIL) free Cybersecurity Workshop for Beginners will enable anyone interested in cybersecurity to learn the foundational concepts in the field. If you don’t have the technical background needed for a graduate level program, this workshop series will help you get started.

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Program Format

  • Each webinar is a one-hour live presentation with a cybersecurity expert
  • There are six sessions, starting Wednesday July 21 at 1pm ET/ 12pm CT, and taking place at that time each Wednesday through August 25.
  • Although we encourage attending all six sessions, you’re welcome to attend just one session or as many as you like.

Who is the workshop for?

  • Computer professional looking to expand your breadth of knowledge and branch into the field
  • Individuals considering a career change
  • Individuals without prior technology knowledge, eager to see what’s out there
  • If you have a bachelor’s or are close to graduating with one.

What You'll Learn in Our Cybersecurity Workshop:

  • Learn about a field that’s in demand right now and its foundational knowledge
  • Increase hands-on computing skills in Metasploit and other crucial cybersecurity tools
  • We will prepare you for advanced training at TCIL
  • Network with field leaders

Upon completion of a cybersecurity workshop you will:

  • Receive career counseling from field experts
  • Have a better understanding of cybersecurity technology
  • Receive scholarship opportunities to further education at TCIL

Cybersecurity Workshops Are Taught By:

Glen Roberts

Glen Roberts

Glen Roberts is an adjunct professor at Touro College Illinois and Utica College, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate cybersecurity courses in network security, computer forensics, and cloud security. He also works in the cybersecurity industry; at his current role for Zel Technologies, Glen provides technical, engineering and program management support for U.S. government research programs.

July 21, 2021 1:00pm ET
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07/21/21 12:00 PM Cybersecurity Workshop - Session 1: Computer Networking
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Computer networks are at the center of all computing activities. In this episode, students will learn about the basics of computer networking, including network architectures and network protocols. You will study network devices such as routers, switches, and firewalls.

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July 28, 2021 1:00pm ET
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07/28/21 12:00 PM Cybersecurity Workshop - Session 2: Virtual Machines
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Virtual machines are very important in the field of cybersecurity. They allow you to run an operating system on your desktop computer that behaves like a full, separate computer. You can use virtual machines to learn about different operating systems, run software your main operating system cannot, and try out applications in a safe, sandboxed environment. You will learn about virtual machines and their uses.

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August 4, 2021 1:00pm ET
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08/4/21 12:00 PM Cybersecurity Workshop - Session 3: Software Installation
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The ability to install needed software is an integral skill for the cybersecurity practitioner. Cybersecurity professionals need to not only know how to install software on their own systems, but also on remote systems being tested. You will learn: how to install software how to install remotely installation pitfalls

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August 11, 2021 1:00pm ET
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08/11/21 12:00 PM Cybersecurity Workshop - Session 4: Cybersecurity Tools
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There is a myriad of cybersecurity tools available, most of which are free. Knowledge of how and when to use each tool is important. You will be introduced to tools such as: Nmap Netcat Nikto

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August 18, 2021 1:00pm ET
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08/18/21 12:00 PM Cybersecurity Workshop - Session 5: Vulnerability Assessment
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A vulnerability assessment is a systematic review of security weaknesses in a network. The purpose of such an assessment is to determine if the system is susceptible to any known vulnerabilities, assign severity levels to those vulnerabilities, and recommend remediation or mitigation actions. You will learn what a vulnerability assessment is and the basics of how to perform one.

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August 25, 2021 1:00pm ET
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08/25/21 12:00 PM Cybersecurity Workshop - Session 6: Metasploit
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Metasploit is one of the most important tools used by cybersecurity professionals. This tool can be used to execute and develop exploit code against a remote target device. Metasploit offers information about software vulnerabilities and system weaknesses, intrusion detection signature development, and improves penetration testing. We will familiarize you with Metasploit and how it can be used.

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