[ISN] Security Masters Dojo

From: InfoSec News (isn@private)
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 02:09:25 PST

Forwarded from: Dragos Ruiu <dr@private>

(The registration for this training is now on-line. I thought it would
be of interest to readers of this list. --dr)

CanSecWest Security Masters Dojo

Dates: Morning/Afternoon May 3 and Morning May 4 
        (Immediately preceeding CanSecWest/core05)

Venue: Mariott Harbourside. Vancouver BC Canada
        (Off site lab equipment provided by BCIT IEL)

Duration: 7 half day courses in three sessions.
        (each course offered twice in the three
         possible sessions.)

Registration Maximum: 10 Students per course session.

Advanced and intermediate security training and technology enhancement
for information security professionals.

To address the need for intermediate and advanced educational
requirements that go beyond the introductory materials typically found
in most currently existing training (which are often geared towards
the novice level) for professionals who already have significant work
experience, and want to further improve their skills, we have
assembled a curriculum of hands-on, half day, training programs -
delivered by industry renowned experts who are pre-eminent in their

This is information security university level training for
practitioners who already have substantial knowledge and wish to
broaden their boundaries. It goes beyond introductory level material
to focus and delve more deeply into technical subjects that aren't
addressed in other currently available training.

The initial courses offered will be:

Gerardo Richarte - Core Security Technologies - Assembler
        Language Programming: Assembly for Exploits

Dave Aitel - Immunity Inc. - Your first Exploit: An
        accelerated class in Windows exploitation

Halvar - Reverse Engineering: Rapid Bug 
        Discovery and Input Crafting

Fyodor - Insecure.Org - Network Reconnaissance
        with NMAP

Renaud Deraison - Tenable Network Security - Vulnerability
        Scanning: Advanced NESSUS Usage

Marty Roesch & Brian Caswell - Sourcefire - Advanced 
        IDS deployment and Signature Creation: Learn 
        to get the most from your SNORT deployment

Laurent Oudot & Nico Fischbach - Applied network security
        and advanced anomaly detection using state-of-the-art
        honeyports and netflow/NIDS

These instructors are each considered to be the world's top experts in
their field. Many have been responsible for the creation of some of
the most famous and useful security tools and methodologies you
probably use frequently in your normal security tasks. All have given
many introductory courses and are experienced instructors. They are
knowledgeable in what students need to advance their skills.  Many
have created course material that other instructors still use. Each
has taken that wisdom and knowledge of training and refined it into
material to take your understanding to the next level. Our goal is to
empower you to be the experts in your organization so that you can
help your company be an information security powerhouse. Let our
sensei transform your skill to the next degree of intensity.

Our half day format is oriented towards maximum information transfer
and learning retention. Research into learning retention rates has

Teaching Method - Knowledge Retention

See/Hear - Lecture 5%
Reading - 10%
Audio Visual / Video - 20%
Demonstration - 30%
Discussion Group - 50%
***Practice by Doing*** - 75%
Teaching Others - 90%
****Immediate application of learning in a real situation**** - 90%

Patterned after martial arts combat training, the Security Masters
Dojo will focus on real world applications of new skills which can
help you advance in the field of information security. You will learn
difficult to aquire skill sets from the world's top practitioners. A
series of tests will challenge and verify your skills in each course
area, with series of ceremonial belt colors which are awarded after
successful attainment of each difficulty level in the testing
challenges. The most difficult levels (black belt), are difficult to
attain. But you can rest assured that if you study and persevere, by
attaining and overcoming the challenges, you too will indeed become a
world class expert in information security - with an exclusive skill
and knowledge level few have reached.

As incentives to performance, two additional rank awards will be
presented to the two most exceptional students in each Dojo sitting at
the belt award ceremony at the opening of the CanSecWest/core05
conference.  (highest cumulative test scores per Dojo after
normalization by class average)

Top student:    Authentic weapon grade Japanese 
                Folded Samurai Katana Sword - 
                Soft and hard powdered carbon 
                steel blend, tameshigiri grade cutting
                sword good for iaido practitioners.
                It's not just decorative, this is the 
                real thing. (We can ship it home 
                if you think you might have any 
                issues with airport security :-) 

Runner-up:       Linux Zaurus SL3000 PDA with
                4Gig hard drive and VGA touchscreen,
                only available in Japan, converted to 
                english menus and pre-loaded 
                with security tools and NICs. This
                too is not just decorative. (~USD$1200)

Each class is offered in two sessions per dojo and features one or two
expert intructors teaching a small group (maximum of ten people are
allowed to register per session, class max 12). Courses have a strong
hands-on laboratory component and prepared exercises for you to
perform. Laboratory equipment for the excercises and a gigabit peering
link will be provided by the BC Institue of Technology Internet
Engineering Laboratory.  

To accomodate this, each class may have prerequisites for software
loads and a laptop is mandatory.  The individual class guides will
list material the students are expected have knowledge about coming in
and software tools that need to be pre-installed before attending so
you get the maximum benefit from the focused intermediate or advanced
level course. Please pay particular attention to the prerequisites, as
the material listed there will not be reviewed in the courses, and
will be necessary to get the maximum benefit out of these educational

The small size (10) means that space is limited, so you must book
early, but you will be assured that the low student-instructor ratio
will mean that you will each get specific attention to assisting your
individual learning process.

Our sensei masters have said "Hai!" to the challenge of improving your
skills. I hope you choose to say so too and rise to the challenge of
increasing your information security knowledge.

More information on courses and registration
will be found at:


--dr (a.k.a. Dojo Mama-san :-)

World Security Pros. Cutting Edge Training, Tools, and Techniques
Vancouver, Canada	May 4-6 2005  http://cansecwest.com
pgpkey http://dragos.com/ kyxpgp

Bellua Cyber Security Asia 2005 -

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