Want to enhance your student’s creativity, facilitate CTF games, identify vulnerabilities, structure mobile hacking sessions and more? Kevin Cardwell, expert Penetration Tester, DoD contractor, author, and professor at UMUC and Instructor at UCLA Extension will take you through the basics of setting up pre-configured Raspberry Pi devices, custom tool-kits and "STORM kits" to display what most classrooms are lacking, but can easily implement and execute. This session will walk you through the basics of how to challenge your students safely and securely, without hindering their learning experience and creativity. Uncover custom tools within Kali Linux and setup challenges or Hack-A-Thon's for your classroom, clubs, or events. Also uncover how being last to incorporate these technologies will affect your students in the work force.
Kevin Cardwell is an expert Cybersecurity Penetration tester with over 30 years of experience in the public and private sector. He has spent 22 years in the U.S. Navy where he worked as both a software and systems engineer on a variety of Department of Defense projects. He has served as a dynamic leader of a 5-person DoD Red Team that achieved a 100% success rates at compromising systems and networks for six years straight. He has conducted over 500 security assessments across the globe. His expertise is in finding weaknesses and determining ways clients can mitigate or limit the impact of these weaknesses. Early on Kevin was chosen as a member of a state-of-the-art project to bring internet access to naval ships at sea. Following the success of this project was then selected to oversee a team to build a Network Operations and Security Center (NOSC) to provide command services for vessels ashore and at sea in the Norwegian Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Kevin has served as the leading Chief of Information Security at the NOSC for six years. While serving, he oversaw policies, strategies and training plans to develop expert teams with individuals starting with little experience, building them into expert cyber specialists to manage and maintain the NOSC.
Kevin currently teaches at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and University of California Los Angeles Extension (UCLA) and has instructed hundreds of students through bachelor's and master's level programs. He currently works as a free-lance consultant and provides consulting services for companies throughout the world, and as an advisor to numerous government entities within the US, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the UK. He is an Instructor, Technical Editor and Author for Computer Forensics, and Hacking courses. He is the author of the Center for Advanced Security and Training (CAST) Advanced Network Defense and Advanced Penetration Testing courses. He has presented at the Blackhat USA, Hacker Halted, ISSA and TakeDownCon conferences as well as many others. He has chaired the Cybercrime and Cyberdefense Summit in Oman and was Executive Chairman of the Oil and Gas Cyberdefense Summit. Kevin has also authored a number of books including, Building Virtual Pentesting Labs for Advanced Penetration Testing and Backtrack: Testing Wireless Network Security. He holds a BS in Computer Science from National University in California and a MS in Software Engineering from the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Texas. Kevin has developed the Strategy and Training Development Plan for the first Government CERT in the country of Oman that recently was rated as the top CERT for the Middle East. He serves as a professional training consultant to the Oman Information Technology Authority and developed the team to man the first Commercial Security Operations Center in the country of Oman. He has worked extensively with banks and financial institutions throughout the Middle East, Europe and the UK in the planning of a robust and secure architecture and implementing requirements to meet compliance. He currently provides consultancy to Commercial companies, governments, federal agencies, major banks and financial institutions throughout the globe. Some of his recent consulting projects include the Muscat Securities Market (MSM), Petroleum Development Oman and the Central Bank of Oman. Additionally, he provides training and consultancy to the Oman CERT and the SOC team in monitoring and incident identification of intrusions and incidents within the Gulf region.