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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 secwest13 [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

1. Guillaume Valadon
IPv6 Net Security (March 10)

2. Guillaume Valadon
Mastering the Network with Scapy (March 11)

3. Jay Beale
Aikido on the Command Line - Locking Down Linux and UNIX Systems (March 11)

Two Day Courses

March 8-9:

1. Georgia Weidman
Advanced Penetration Testing with Metasploit

2. Saumil Shah
The Exploit Laboratory: Introduction to Exploit Development

March 10-11:

1. Jason Geffner and Scott Lambert
Advanced Malware Deobfuscation

2. Saurabh Harit
Android/iOS Hacking and Securing

3. Adam Laurie
RFID: Soup to Nuts

4. Marc "van Hauser" Heuse
Pentesting and Securing IPv6 Networks

5. John Butterworth
Introductory BIOS and SMM Security

6. Michael Eddington
Peach Fuzzer: Embedded Edition

7. John Bambenek
Developing and Using Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence

8. Saumil Shah
Advanced Exploit Lab

Four Day Courses

March 8-11:

1. Stefan Esser
iOS 7 Kernel Exploitation


One Day Dojo Registration Price (not incl. tax)

Date Cost($CAD)
January $1900
February $2000
March 1-2 $2100
Door Price$2300

Two Day Dojo Registration Price (not incl. tax)

Date Cost($CAD)
January $3500
February $3700
March 1-2 $3900
Door Price$4100

Four Day Dojo Registration Price (not incl. tax)

Date Cost($CAD)
January $6500
February $6800
March 1-2 $7100
Door Price$7300

Dojo Course Curriculum

Methodology

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

Research into learning retention rates (National Training Laboratory Institute for Applied Behavioral Science from "Different Ways of Learning") 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)