CAE Tech Talk: Cybermatics—A Penetration Testing Simulation for Novice Students

Posted on 10/14/2020 8:58:03 PM

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Topic: Cybermatics - A Penetration Testing Simulation for Novice Students

Date: October 15, 2020

Time: 1:00–1:50 p.m.

Location: Zoom Meeting. Log in as “Guest” and enter your name. No password is required.

Audience: Students, professors, government

Presenter(s): Derek Hansen and Justin Giboney

Description: Cybermatics is a "playable case study" that allows students to experience a “day-in-the-life” of a penetration tester through an immersive simulation. We will introduce the simulation, its learning goals, and the techniques used to create a highly realistic feel. We will also report results from its use for the past several years as part of our Information Technology and Cybersecurity 101 class at Brigham Young University.

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About the Institute

The IUP Institute for Cyber Security is an interdisciplinary institute that will promote and encourage cyber security awareness and practice, both on campus and off, through teaching, research and service activities to enhance people's knowledge of this important field. Activities include Cyber Security DayCyber Security ClubNational Cyber Security Awareness Month, and interdisciplinary roundtable discussions on issues of national cybersecurity.