The Texas Cyber Summit is a practitioner led, organized and operated, deeply technical training summit for current and future Cybersecurity defenders and operators. We believe through collaboration, socialization, competitions, CTF type challenges, briefings and hands-on training we can become a more inclusive industry.

The Texas Cyber Summit is October 10th – 12th , 2019 – in San Antonio Texas at the Grand Hyatt River Walk.


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Track 1 - Cyber0101

Track 1 - Cyber0101 was a great hit last year, so we continue on with this tradition of educating the masses on good Cyber hygiene. This track is targeted at the Cyber Novice, those needing to brush up on best practices, learning to protect yourself where you live, work and play. This track is designed to allow those new to Cyber to to feel at home, and those somewhat familiar with Cyber a comfortable place to launch into their next level of training. You may want to bring your laptop to make the most if this track.

In this room we will cover: Intro’s to:

  • Blue Team - Defenders of the Realm, anticipating the attack

  • Red Team - Tips, tools and tactics in attack scenarios

  • Purple Team - Blended learning in adversary and defender rolls

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Track 2 - Intermediate

This track is for the mid-level Cybersecurity, hardware and DevSecOps practitioner. Get your defense & offensive game on.. Intermediate level briefings recommend the attendee have at least three to five years experience and have some experience in performing penetration testing and level 2 attacks.

We expect you will walk away with a new concept, idea, skill or process. The Advanced Cybersecurity professional knows you get out of it, what you put into it. *Laptop Required with the latest version of Kali Linux (tm)

In this track we will cover: Mid-Level Experience:

  • Blue Team - Defenders of the Realm, active defense and Reverse engineering

  • Red Team - Tips, tools and tactics, implants, C2, Exfiltrate data, Espionage

  • Purple Team - Blended learning in adversary and defender rolls, see both sides.

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Track 3 - Advanced Cyber

For the experienced Cyber defender and operator - The breaking, bleeding edge research, tools, tips and tactics from industry experts. This track is not for the faint at heart, we recommended you have at least 5 years experience to make this track an engageable and challenging learning experience. *Laptop required.

In this track we will cover: Advanced and Sr. Level Topics:

  • Blue Team - Defenders of the Realm, Forensic investigations, reverse engineering, IPS/IDS,

  • Red Team - Tips, tools and tactics, writing exploits, backdoors, hunting for bugs, helping your blues

  • Purple Team - Blended learning in adversary

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EXPERT LEVEL - JEDI TRAINING: Track 4 - Track 5 - Track 6

Security Expert Level Training Sessions: Three Expert Level tracks are offered, they are in the 2hr - 4hr format. These are for the seasoned security professional looking to get more expert level training, more hands-on, labs, coding, python, scripting, popping shells, exploit development, *Your own laptop is required with required tools set - emailed to you after signup.

These 3 tracks - classes are two to four hours in length and require a separate signup, they are part of the summit briefings *No additional fee - However, Seating is a first-come first-serve, you must stay for the entire class.

Signup via the Texas Cyber Summit mobile scheduling application.

Expert Level classes will be announced and released for signup on July 4th, 2019 at 12:00am

 
 
 
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*Laptop note: We are not responsible for your laptop hardware or software, you use your device at your own discretion. If you are unsure of how to protect yourself online make sure you leave your laptop off.

 

HACKER’S HAVEN

The legendary “Hackers Haven” is back, with even more space.

More opportunities for the tinker, tailor, spy, researcher, experiments, mayhem and fun. Engage with attenddes as you display your project/research and train attendee’s, its all about educating, knowledge transfer for current and future Cyber Defenders.

This is where real hackers hang out and share knowledge, develop exploits, test tools and push tech to its limits. They also teach attendees new tricks and tool usage.

Several CTF Challenges will be in the Hackers Haven this year, so stop in and participate, find old friends, collaborate, participate, engage, setup a Team and get into the challenges and win prizes.

Hackers Haven Call for Projects, Challenges and events opens 2.2.19 so get your event submitted now, the earlier you provide your concept/ideas/event the better chance for selection, points given for creativity and outside the box thinking.


 

TWO NEW Spaces are opening this year:

  1. The Texas Cyber Hackers Labs -

    Private individuals have the ability to show off their hardware hacking skills, each is provided with a small space and an opportunity to present their program, project, concept, hack every few hours. At their hacker space “table” they can work directly with attendees and go even deeper into their project.


  2. The Texas Cyber Hackers Armory -

    Private individuals have the ability to show off their programing and hardware skills, each is provided with a small space and an opportunity to present their program, project, concept, hack every few hours. At their hacker space “table:” they can work directly with attendees and go even deeper into their project.

Stay Tuned for more details and sponsor involvement.



 
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To get involved in any of these areas, visit the Volunteers page.