August 2020 – Cyber Range Workshop / Defending against hackers on public WiFi networks

Hello all,
We have a great meeting lined up for this month.  Tom Weeks or Tweeks as he is more commonly known has arranged for us to have a little fun at the Virginia Cyber Range.  You won’t want to miss this one!  Meeting time will be Thursday August 13th beginning at 5:30 pm.  We will be covering quite a bit in this interactive session so please try to be on time if possible.
This will be a virtual meeting, with WebEx meeting info coming via email to our subscribers.
See below for more details on the event and for TWeeks Bio….

Tom Weeks (aka “Tweeks”), from Virginia Tech & The Virginia Cyber Range[1] will be giving a hands on, Black Hat / White Hat, Cyber Range Workshop on Defending against hackers on public WiFi networks[2]. Each workshop participant will get a Kali Linux VM and a vulnerable Windows 7 VMs running on the VA Cyber Range, and lab handout simulating a vulnerable laptop on a coffee shop or airport public wifi and how to defend against it.

Before joining Virginia Tech as a ‘Director of Future Technology & Community’, Tweeks spent over 17 years at Rackspace, a technical leader in managed cloud computing solutions. At both Rackspace and Virginia Tech, Tweeks has played key roles in technical innovation & design, as well as technical and STEM community outreach.
As a Cyber Range technical leader, Tweeks helps forge new Cyber Range product features, writes VM exercise & lab content, helps test & design  cloud VM images, and handles VA state educator technical escalations.
In his free time, Tweeks helps run run and organize multiple, local STEM
communities. He provides community workshops[3] on coding, arduino/electronics, robotics, and IT security at both public and Virginia Tech outreach events, and also holds monthly high power rocket launches at VT’s Kentland Farms.[4]

[1] – https://www.virginiacyberrange.org/

[2] – http://vacr.io/airport-hackers

[3] – https://github.com/LetsCodeBlacksburg

[4] – http://nrvr.org/