The growth of the internet has brought with it dangerous new threats: Hackers and other cyber-criminals. Gone are the days when hackers were a nuisance, casually experimenting with viruses and exploits. Now that our data is exposed to the internet, there are massive profits to be gained through ransomware, data leaks, and misinformation. This has lead to a massive growth in independent and organized cyber-criminal activity.
At the 2015 IBM Security Summit in New York City, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said “We believe that data is the phenomenon of our time. It is the world’s new natural resource. It is the new basis of competitive advantage, and it is transforming every profession and industry. If all of this is true – even inevitable – then cyber crime, by definition, is the greatest threat to every profession, every industry, and every company in the world.“
With this in mind, it is paramount that IT professionals further develop their cyber security skills. This is to ensure that confidential data is protected, and customer data secured.
Adopting a defensive hacker mindset is a valuable skill in the modern age, and as a result cyber security professionals are currently in high demand.
At Tokyo Techies, we have partnered with Israel-based cyber security firm ThinkCyber. From July 31-Aug 2, we conducted our first Cyber Security workshop in Tokyo.
More photos and videos of the workshop can be viewed here:
Our workshop focused on the main techniques and methodologies that hackers use:
- Scripting in Kali Linux
- Network Mapping and Forensics
- Trojan creation
- DDoS attacks
- Password cracking
David Shiffman, CTO of ThinkCyber, walked the participants through the use of various tools to track their digital footprints, visualize cyber attacks in real-time, and to compromise remote computer systems. The participants then did hands-on exercises using ThinkCyber’s innovative Cyberium Arena. In the arena, the participants used packet sniffers, metasploit, and brute-force password crackers to complete tasks. At the end of the session, the participants said that the hands-on exercises helped them solidify their knowledge and to think like a hacker.
The Cyberium Arena in action
At Tokyo Techies, we are very excited to expand our Cyber-Security program, as it is a rapidly-growing field of massive importance in the digital era. For everyone who is interested in Cyber Security workshop, Tokyo Techies will be offering more workshops and courses soon. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!