Jan 2023 – Hack the Box: “We’ll Do It LIVE!”

Wanting to take a step into the mind of a Penetration Tester? Or are you already a seasoned hacker, wanting to flex your muscles as part of a group experiment? Either way, we would love to have you join us at ECPI in Roanoke on Jan 12th at5:30pm for a guided group participation through one of the many excellent machines on the HackTheBox learning platform.

HackTheBox describes itself as “a massive hacking playground, and infosec community of over 1.3m platform members who learn, hack, play, exchange ideas and methodologies”, and it is a great place for learning and practicing alike. In this session, speaker Regen Peterson will be walking us through this platform step-by-step. This begins with creating an account and learning how to access and interact with the platform. Following this, we will conduct a group session in which we will use real-world methodologies to perform reconnaissance, enumerate and exploit vulnerabilities, and ultimately escalate privileges to gain administrator access to a vulnerable machine. And don’t worry if you are new to the offensive side of security, as inexperienced hackers will be allowed to offer their suggestions and ideas before the more experienced. 

We hope you will join us in this session of “HackTheBox: We’ll Do It LIVE!”, as we expect that it will be an extremely engaging meeting where group participation will be crucial to solving the puzzles presented. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the presentation, we will not be able to live-stream or record this meeting, but we hope to see you in person for an awesome group-learning session with HackTheBox.


Regen Peterson, Offensive Security Consultant/Penetration Tester from Roanoke, Virginia. 


Regen graduated from Patrick Henry High School, afterwards attending Virginia Western Community College for Computer Science Engineering. After spending some time in I.T., as well as different fields such as banking management, he developed a deep love and competitive spirit for hands-on ethical hacking learning platforms such as HackTheBox and TryHackMe. After several months of engagement with these platforms, Regen began acquiring various industry certifications and ultimately found a position in the field of Penetration Testing. Outside of `hacking`, Regen is an avid gamer, builds gaming PCs, performs music as a singer/songwriter, and spends time with his wife and three children.

ECPI Roanoke
5234 Airport Rd NW #200
Roanoke, VA 24012

Date and Time:
January 12th @ 5:30pm