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Advanced Cypersecurity Training at Friends University

November 15, 2018

Friends University Cybersecurity TrainingOn the heels of cybersecurity month, members from High Touch’s IT Solutions and Software Solutions teams attended an advanced cybersecurity training session at the state-of-the-art Friends University cybersecurity lab on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

The 8-hour training was focused around Kali Linux, an open-sourced cybersecurity project that specializes in information security training, offensive security, and penetration testing services.

Cybersecurity Tools and Software

During the training, High Touch’s engineers had the hands-on opportunity to explore advanced cybersecurity tools. The training examined common cybersecurity issues and vulnerabilities, including:

  • Information gathering
  • Server hijacking
  • Malicious PDFs
  • Searching for exploits
  • Website spoofing
  • Password cracking

At the root of the training, the engineers learned how to account for the most vulnerable piece in any network: the people using it. Learning how to use the tools, as well as teaching others cybersecurity best practices, is key to network safety and security.

About the Friends University Cybersecurity Lab

According to Friends University, “The Cybersecurity Lab is one of only three of its kind in the U.S. in a university setting. The Cybersecurity Lab offers students an opportunity to learn and practice real-time attack and defense mechanisms. The lab utilizes the most comprehensive cyberdefense training platform available.”

High Touch is proud to be the technology sponsor of the Friends University Cybersecurity Lab.

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