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Tech Tuesday Workshop - The Golden Age of C2

  • Tuesday, June 02, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST (2020-06-02 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Matthew Toussain

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Real-world cyberattack groups are becoming more sophisticated each and every day. The good news is... so are penetration testers and red teamers! Today, we live in the golden age of command and control (C2) systems. It can be a daunting task to keep apprised of the rapid strides that are being made day by day in this space, but it is just as equally exciting to witness the multitude of options available to assist in our security testing and adversarial simulation workflows.

In this workshop, we dive into multiple C2 frameworks and get our hands dirty launching attacks against enterprise networks. Well explore the ins and outs of these systems while paying careful attention to the advantages and limitations of each remote administration tool (RAT). In advanced offensive operations, a hybrid approach is often best. Lets explore, learn, and examine what cutting-edge C2 frameworks have to offer while launching live attacks at a full enterprise environment!

Workshop System Requirements:

  • VMware to boot a customized Slingshot Linux distribution
  • 30 GB free hard drive space
  • At least 4 GB RAM (8 GB preferred)

Speaker Bio

Matthew Toussain

Matthew Toussain is an active-duty Air Force officer and the founder of Spectrum Information Security, a firm focused on maximizing the value proposition of information security programs. As an avid information security researcher, Matthew regularly hunts for vulnerabilities in computer systems and releases tools to demonstrate the effectiveness of attacks and countermeasures. He has been a guest speaker at many conference venues, including DEFCON, the largest security conference in the world. 

After graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he architected and instructed the summer cyber course that now trains over 400 cadets per year, Matthew served as the Senior Cyber Tactics Development Lead for the U.S. Air Force. He directed the teams responsible for developing innovative tactics, techniques, and procedures for offensive operations as well as for cyber protection teams (CPT). Later, as a member of the 688th Cyber Warfare Wing he managed the Air Force's transition of all 18 CPTs to fully operational capability. As a founding member of Spectrum, Matthew regularly performs a wide variety of information security services. He earned his master's degree in information security engineering as one of the first graduates of the SANS Technology Institute and supports many national and international cyber competitions including the CCDC, Netwars, and the National Security Agency's Cyber Defense Exercise as a red team member and instructor.

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