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[CANCELED] How Cyber Threats Will Attack You. How You Can Stop Them.

Tue, July 11, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Course Description:

The title of this class might sound alarming, but it highlights the importance of being prepared and proactive in the face of cybersecurity risks. In today’s interconnected digital landscape, understanding the attack process is crucial for organizations and individuals alike. This class aims to explore the attack process and shed light on the steps involved, highlighting the importance of proactive cybersecurity measures. By understanding a real-world example, we can gain valuable insights into how cyber attackers exploit vulnerabilities and the countermeasures that can be implemented to prevent and mitigate such attacks.

The instructor will teach participants how to understand the “attack process:”

  • Reconnaissance and information gathering
  • Exploiting vulnerabilities
  • Gaining unauthorized access
  • Maintaining persistence
  • Covering tracks

As well as cover strategies to prevent cyber attacks:

  • Strong passwords and authentication
  • Regular software updates and patch management
  • Anti-malware and firewall protection
  • Safe web browsing and email practices
  • Social media privacy settings and awareness
  • Backup and recovery procedures
  • Employee awareness and training

The instructor will offer practical exercises and hands-on demonstrations throughout the class, including:

  • Simulating phishing attacks and educating on red flags
  • Conducting vulnerability assessments and patching exercises
  • Setting up secure networks and firewalls
  • Developing incident response plans

Greg Tanner, Cynthetic Systems

Greg Tanner is currently the CEO at Cynthetic Systems. At Cynthetic Systems he works as a subject matter expert in cybersecurity and works for his clients as a virtual chief information security officer (VCISO). He is an expert in assisting smaller and mid-size companies understand the complex and sometimes daunting process of developing a cyber security program. Greg trained in cybersecurity as a contractor at the US Department of Defense where developed hands-on experience employing security tasks on network, server, desktop, and mobile devices. As a contractor Greg developed an extensive understanding of NIST, HIPAA, FISMA rules standards and guidelines. Greg was the founder of Jupiternetwork which became one of the most recognized technology companies in the Rocky Mountains. He sold the company to Accenture in 2008.


Tue, July 11, 2023
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Palace Construction
7 S. Galapago St
Denver, CO 80223 United States
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