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Cyber Explorers NCAT Program


NCAT Summer Bridge Program

Cyber Explorers NCAT is a 4-week summer program aimed at introducing Cyber Security discipline to students at NCAT. We call this cohort the CYBER AGGIES. The program doesn’t assume any exposure to computers and computer science. The first few sessions are tabletop fun games and exercises introducing concepts of Cyber Security like Cryptography, Network Security, Defense in Depth, Incident Detection, Incident Response et al.

The students will start early in the program on a project which could be a cybersecurity-related puzzle, poster or a project. This is a deliverable which students are expected to showcase in the Cyber Explorers finale.


Its In Progress! The Cyber Explorers NCAT Program

Session #1 Completed

Next Up Session #2


Program details

SessionDescriptionNotes
1 - Jun 21, 2022

Introductions and Warm-up to Cyber Security [Attack/Movie]

  1. Students should complete Hobbies, Computer background and Discord setup at Class-1-sheet
2 - Jun 22, 2022

Introduction to Cyber Security (Hands-on No Computers) (Cypher-1-3, Cryptography & Steganography).

  1. Presentation is here
  2. Quiz to complete is here
3 - Jun 23, 2022

Introduction to Computers (decimal and hexadecimal number systems)

Same presentation and Quiz as session #2.

4 - Jun 24, 2022

Overview of Logical Operators & Introduction to Cyber Security through Games

  1. We covered XOR and Logical Operations, Public Key Cryptography
  2. Student are encouraged to try the crossword puzzle game
  3. Read on Securtiy board games - Security Cards, Dx03D, Cards Against Security, Stratego, Control-Alt-Hack, Cyber Thread Defenders and Hacker.
5 - Jun 27, 2022

Open Source Intelligence

6

Ethics Personal Security (Password Manager, Do Not Track, Phishing awareness,..)

Ethics exercises

7

Introduction to Shell - with a game (ls, cat, grep, pipe, nmap, …)

  1. Session #5 Install PuTTY
  2. OverTheWire Bandit Challenge
  3. Session #5 Unix Command Challenge - Challenge Form
  4. Session #5 Optional Challenge - Challenge Directory ZIP
  5. Project Ideas
8

Cyber Threats Demonstrated On Networks (WEP Attack & Wireshark)

  1. Project Ideas Excerpt
  2. Session #6 Network Security Follow along
9

Red Teaming - Cyber Threats Demonstrated On Individuals (Rubber Ducky)

  1. Project Ideas Excerpt Review & Plan Formation
  2. Session #7 Red Teaming Follow along
  3. Announcements
    1. 5-Minute Team Presentations next week
    2. Explorers Escape room in San Francisco Public Library
10

Introduction to Physical Security

  1. Project Background Research & Preparing for Tuesday presentations Project Document
  2. TestOut Lesson 4 Physical Security Labsim
  3. Announcements
    1. 5-Minute Team Presentations Tuesday, May 7th
    2. Explorers Escape room in San Francisco Public Library
11

Team Project - Session 2 & Introduction to Forensics

  1. Project Milestone - 5 Minute Presentations Project Proposal & Plan
  2. Forensics exercise with disk data analysis - Follow along
  3. Announcements
    1. Volunteers for San Francisco Public Library Explorers Escape Room
12

Introduction to Data science for CyberSecurity

  1. Project work - Prototype Developement
  2. Data Science for CyberSecurity-
    1. Access logs, OS logs, Application logs, Service logs, syslogs
    2. Introduction to Intrusion Detection
  3. Announcements
    1. Cyber Patriots Application
    2. Volunteer for the Cyber Explorer Escape Room @ Bay Area Maker Faire
13

Team Project - Session 3 - students will work on team projects

  1. Project work Feedback & Presentation plan
  2. Announcements
    1. Invitation for Cyber Explorers Demo Day, May 23 5-7pm, Multipurpose Room Santa Teresa High School, San Jose, CA.
    2. Volunteer for the Cyber Explorer Escape Room @ Bay Area Maker Faire
14

Introduction to Career Paths in Cyber Security

  1. Conversation with Mel Masterson, AirBnB Security
  2. Project Milestone - Final presentation preparation.
  3. Announcements
    1. Invitation for Cyber Explorers Demo Day, May 23 5-7pm, Multipurpose Room Santa Teresa High School, San Jose, CA.
    2. Volunteer for the Cyber Explorer Escape Room @ Bay Area Maker Faire
    3. We will work on Cyber Patriots images (OS & Networking) next session.
15

Lab session tailored to a Cyber Patriots Challenge

  1. TestLab - Cyber Patriots
    1. ISO images VMWare Player - problems (45 mins)
    2. Packet Tracer Image - Cisco Packet Tracer (30mins)
16

Project Demonstration & Cyber Security Topic Presentations,Team Presentations

Through the Cyber Explorers, we aim at having a comprehensive introduction to cyber security, related hackathons and exposing students to cyber security career paths. One of the session labs will be tailored as a Cyber Patriots test - which will introduce students to the Cyber Patriots program and other relevant national initiatives.

The program finale will showcases student work and projects to a broad audience.

Project Ideas & Process

  1. Enhance the Cyber Explorers escape room
  2. Develop a poster against Cyber Bullying & Teen education.
  3. Develop a poster and tools for person cyber security - tools, image guide etc.
  4. Work on the Cyber Security games - Security & Privacy cards, Dx0D
  5. Ideas from Students

Last Updated: 2022-06-23 17:53:20 +0000