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Security Masters Dojo

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

CanSecWest: Security Masters Dojo Vancouver

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, one day, training programs - delivered by industry renowned experts who are pre-eminent in their fields.

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.

Please mail secwest16 [at] cansecwest.com to be put on the announcement list for the Dojo. But you would probably be better informed by following the @secwest or @dragosr twitter feeds. :-)

One Day Courses

March 14, IPv6 Net Security by Guillaume Valadon
March 15, Mastering the Network with Scapy by Guillaume Valadon
March 15, Mastering ARM TrustZone with USB armory by Andrea Barisani & Andrej Rosano

Two Day Courses

March 12-13, Applied Physical Attacks on x86 Systems by Joseph FitzPatrick
March 12-13, Introduction to Malware Analysis by Jason Geffner
March 12-13, Advanced Malware Analysis by Scott Lambert
March 12-13, Hacking web applications: case studies of award-winning bugs in Google, Yahoo, Mozilla and more by Dawid Czagan
March 12-13, Radio Protocol Reversing and Implementation via SDR by Brandon Niemczyk and Jonathan Andersson
March 12-13, Introductory BIOS & SMM Attack & Defense by John Butterworth
March 12-13, Java runtime and application security by Marc Schoenefeld
March 14-15, Professional Pentesting IPv6 Networks by Marc van Hauser Heuse
March 14-15, Applied Physical Attacks on x86 Systems by Joseph Fitzpatrick
March 14-15, Java runtime and application security by Marc Schoenefeld
March 14-15, Nation State Sponsored Targeted Attacks by Scott Lambert and Jason Geffner
March 14-15, Hacking web applications - case studies of award-winning bugs in Google, Yahoo, Mozilla and more by Dawid Czagan
March 14-15, Radio Protocol Reversing and Implementation via SDR by Brandon Niemczyk and Jonathan Andersson
March 14-15, Introductory BIOS & SMM Attack & Defense by John Butterworth
March 14-15, RFID: Soupto Nuts by Adam Laurie

Four Day Courses

March 12-15 Powershell for Penetration Testers by Nikhil Mittal
March 12-15 iOS and OS X Kernel Exploitation by Stefan Esser
March 12-15 The ARM Exploit Lab by Saumil Shah


One Day Dojo Registration Price (not incl. tax)

Date Cost($CAD)
January $1900
February $2000
March 1-11 $2100
Door Price$2300

Two Day Dojo Registration Price (not incl. tax)

Date Cost($CAD)
January $3500
February $3700
March 1-11 $3900
Door Price$4100

Four Day Dojo Registration Price (not incl. tax)

Date Cost($CAD)
January $6700
February $6900
March 1-11 $7300
Door Price$7500

Courses may be canceled if the student numbers do not reach a required minimum.

Dojo Course Curriculum

Methodology

Our course format is oriented towards maximum information transfer and learning retention.

Research into learning retention rates has proven:

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. 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.

Our 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.

Each single day class is offered in two sessions per dojo and features one or two expert instructors teaching a small group (maximum of ten people are allowed to register per session, class max 20). Courses have a strong hands-on laboratory component and prepared exercises for you to perform.

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 to the course 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 programs.

The small size (20) 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.

cheers,

--dr

Dragos Ruiu (a.k.a. Dojo Mama-San)