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Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:05pm - 1:50pm EDT
The Cyber Range has a couple of exciting new, hands on, advanced networking environments for College/University and high-school Cybersecurity Educators we want to show you.

Environment: OPNsense firewall with WAN, desktop, and server LANs
For Community College and University Instructors, the Cyber Range has been working hard for the last couple of years on the creation of a new, multi-network, red-team vs blue-team, attack & defense network that the Instructor controls and oversees. In this Advanced Networking environment, each competitive team gets their own desktop LAN and server network both tied to their own edge-router firewall running OPNsense.  The Instructor controls the network flood gates between team's router-firewalls, and can toggle this inter-team connectivity on & off. For example, starting the competition with inter-team connectivity turned off, teams have the the ability to set up their web server, database base server, harden their systems, and lock down their firewall settings before the instructor throws-open the network floodgates, allowing other teams & attackers to begin their scans and penetration attacks. For advanced access to this multi-network, attack/defense Cyber Range environment, contact support at support@virginiacyberrange.org and ask for T.Weeks.

Come and see a demo of this environment, get hands on access yourself and ask questions live at this talk, or watch this recorded walk-through demo video on our YouTube channel here: 

Environment/CTF: CyberPatriot-like Practice Game For High Schools
For the K12 community, we also have something new.. A new CyberPatriot-like practice VM environment & CTF competition.  CyberPatriot is a nation-wide, blue team/host hardening competition run by the Air Force every fall. Participation in this competition requires a computer lab or laptops with virtualization capabilities, lots of RAM and hard drive space.  The challenge has been that schools without beefy computer labs or who are all-chromebook based, can not run the virtual machines to practice for CyberPatriot.  To assist with this, the Cyber Range has created a new CyberPatriot-like practice VMs and CTF competition where they can all compete head to head and practice CyberPatriot challenges.  We have created a library of Windows and Linux VM artifacts, along with a Capture the Flag game and number of multiple choice networking challenges that pit students head to head, in a time-scoped, CyberPatriot-like experience that will get them on track to competing in your state's Cyber Patriot competition.  Our CyberPatriot-like VMs and CTF are unpublished, and only available by Cyber Range support request.  A walk CyberPatriot-practice environment, walk-through demo video is here.

For more info, or a request to access either of these environments, send an email/ticket  to support@virginiacyberrange.org or support@uscyberrange.org or ask for "T.Weeks".
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Thomas Weeks

Director, Technology Futures and Community Advocacy Division of Information Technology, Virginia Tech Cyber Range Engine, Virginia Tech
Thomas "Tweeks" Weeks is a published Linux author and sits as the technical lead for the Roanoke Blacksburg regional technology council's Cyber Security Forum. He is also an IT director with Virginia Tech IT, and he works with the Virginia Cyber Range as a Lead Engineer, security... Read More →

Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:05pm - 1:50pm EDT
Room 219

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