We have a great semester planned for you all, and the best part is: you can enjoy it all right in the comfort of your own home! It is sad that we can't see all your beautiful faces in PUP105 every week, but it's more important that we deliver you all the best meetings we can in the ways we are able.
On the topic of the delivery: our normal meetings and hosted events are required to move online, unsurprisingly. We already dabbled with the online format for meetings earlier in the spring, using web conferencing software. We are experimenting with streaming to Youtube, but if that isn't satisfactory then we will likely use Cisco Webex. Either way, we plan to record the meetings for later viewing if you can't make the normal meeting time. Keep an eye out for next weeks email with details about this. The bigger change is moving our annual Cyber Defense Exercise (CDE) online. We are still planning to host it on the original date of Saturday 17 October, and are continuing to figure out the logistics and plans for that. We will send you more details and times for registration in the coming weeks, and we also plan to discuss some details in the week or two prior.
Now for the important part: topics! All regular meetings will take place on Wednesdays from 19:00-21:00 (7-9pm). We will also be hosting beginner meetings at the same time on the first four Tuesdays in September. These beginner meetings will introduce the basic skills and knowledge that will be instrumental to following along with most topics. I have personally heard some people avoid the club for _not_ having the "required skills", and we want make it easier for newer people to jump in by giving them the practical basics. The beginner topics are as follows:
9/8/2020 VM Setup - Why VMs, and a walkthrough of creating one
9/15/2020 Linux 1 - Basic shell and navigation
9/22/2020 Linux 2 - More shell and useful things
9/29/2020 CTF - Introduction to the general categories of CTF problems
Even if you are not new to these topics, there may be a few pieces of information you would find useful.
The regular meeting topics are:
9/2/2020 Intro meeting
9/9/2020 Linux 1
9/16/2020 Windows 1
9/23/2020 Host-based firewalls
9/30/2020 Linux 2
10/7/2020 Windows 2
10/14/2020 Incident response
10/21/2020 SQL injection, XSS
10/28/2020 10 minute power hour
11/4/2020 Offensive Security
11/11/2020 Password Cracking
11/18/2020 In class CTF
I will send out an email (ideally) on the morning of any meeting day to give you the meetings links, a brief description of the meeting topic, and any other updates for club related things.
I hope you all join us for a semester like no other, and will see you all next week for the first meetings!
~ Cyberdawgs board