February 7, 2017

Free full-day cybersecurity training course Feb. 23 at Wayne State University

Learn more about the expanding field of cybersecurity and assess your level of competency by enrolling in a free “Capture the Flag” class Feb. 23 at Wayne State University’s Cyber Range Hub in Warren. This course is designed for cybersecurity newcomers who need to master basic skills and professionals who want to test their working knowledge.

“Capture the Flag” is a hands-on course that allows individuals or small groups to learn the fundamentals of hacking techniques and methods. Using open source tools, participants will fire off live attacks on networked systems in real time and learn about:

  • Linux/Kali Linux penetration testing tools
  • Tool selection
  • Password exploitation and storage
  • SQL vulnerabilities
  • Scanning and enumeration
  • Proxy chaining
  • Traffic sniffing and manipulation

Space is limited – register now to take advantage of this free course!

When: 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Feb. 23
Where: WSU Advanced Technology Education Center, 14601 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren
Cost: $750  FREE on Feb. 23!
Register: Call WSU’s Executive and Professional Development, 313-577-6581, or email michael.kelly9@wayne.edu
Learn more: wayne.edu/educationaloutreach/cyber-range/

About Wayne State University

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering nearly 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 27,000 students.

About Michigan Cyber Range

The Michigan Cyber Range prepares cybersecurity professionals to detect, prevent and mitigate cyberattacks in a real-world setting. Like a test track or a firing range, the Michigan Cyber Range enables individuals and organizations to conduct “live fire” exercises: simulations that test the detection and reaction skills of participants in a variety of situations. The Michigan Cyber Range also offers certification courses for a number of cybersecurity disciplines, with instruction available on-site and live online. A full training schedule may be found at the Merit Michigan Cyber Range web site: www.merit.edu/cyberrange/

The Michigan Cyber Range is hosted and facilitated by Merit Network in partnership with the State of Michigan and with the sponsorship of DTE Energy.

About Merit Network

Merit Network, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation owned and governed by Michigan’s public universities. Merit owns and operates America’s longest-running regional research and education network. In 1966, Michigan’s public universities created Merit as a shared resource to help meet their common need for networking assistance. Since its formation, Merit Network has remained on the forefront of research and education networking expertise and services. Merit provides high-performance networking and IT solutions to Michigan’s public universities, K-12 organizations, libraries, state government, healthcare, and other non-profit organizations.

About the Advance Michigan Defense Collaborative

The Cyber Range Hub was created with support from the Advance Michigan Defense Collaborative (AMDC), a group of organizations that provides immediate and sustained assistance to firms and workers in a 13-county region in southeast Michigan affected by reduced Department of Defense procurement. The group coordinates assistance to organizations that promote research, industrial development and talent development relevant to the defense industry. Efforts support resiliency and capacity in autonomous transportation and connected mobility, the lightweight materials manufacturing sector and information technology, with a focus on increasing security of automated transportation systems and products. The core coalition of partners includes the Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board, Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan, Michigan Defense Center-an operation of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), Merit Network and Macomb County Office of Economic Development and Planning. 

Funding for the Cyber Range Hubs AMDC grant was received from the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment. The grant is made possible via match funding from the MEDC Defense Center and the focus on cybersecurity as part of the MEDC Cyber Program. MEDC is proud to collaborate with Macomb County, the Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board and the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan to continue to deliver the Michigan Cyber Range resource powered by the Merit Network to develop and attract Michigan talent and businesses growing in the connected and autonomous space.


Carol Baldwin
Phone: 313-577-9703
Email: carol.baldwin@wayne.edu

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