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CAE Faculty Professional Development Workshops

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Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity

Are you or one of your colleagues at a CAE institution looking for an opportunity to brush up, expand, or learn about teaching new topics? Join us for one or many of our FREE 2-day intensive train-the-trainer faculty development workshop hosted by Dakota State University!

Event Information

All participants are eligible for a $1,000 travel stipend to offset the costs of travel and lodging. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost to the participants. Links for discounted accommodations will be emailed after your registration confirmation.

Come early for DefCon, hit multiple events in one trip!

Event and lodging will be at Resorts World on the Las Vegas strip. A link will be emailed with your registration.

Register for Las Vegas, NV workshop: https://facdev.ialab.dsu.edu/signup

Tentative Agenda: https://share.ialab.dsu.edu/CAE_Workshops/2024/Agenda_LAS.pdf

Sessions are limited to 15-25 participants each and will fill up quickly!

Questions? Reach out to us, caeWorkshops@dsu.edu

Check out the great topics available!

AI in Cybersecurity

This workshop introduces the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Large Language Models (LLM) and their role in the field of cybersecurity. While AI and ML can help detect and address potential threats, they can also be leveraged by malicious actors to create new risks. Moreover, the use of LLMs alongside automation can result in the production of large amounts of adversarial content. To better understand and combat such threats, the workshop will focus on creating both content-generating adversarial agents and anomaly detection agents. Attendees will explore how to modify each agent to outsmart the other, thereby gaining insights into the complex nature of cybersecurity.

Network Defense Engineering

This course will take a hands-on look at several network defense tools and strategies to protect from cyber threats. Special focus will be on network firewalls and intrusion detection systems. Topics will include system configuration and implementation, rule and filter creation, network monitoring, and troubleshooting. Both network-based and host-based technologies will be explored.

Software and Hardware Reverse Engineering Workshop

The Software and Hardware Reverse Engineering Workshop (SHREW) give students an opportunity to dive into applied topics and techniques. Learners will explore a variety of binaries and hardware platform interfaces, including x86-64 and ARM architectures using Ghidra, gdb, and WinDBG. Trainers will leverage real-world and purpose-built applications to guide you through reverse engineering content that can be brought back into the classroom. In addition, you will probe a hardware device using various interfaces (e.g., JTAG, UART, SPI) to extract and inspect device firmware. Participants should have experience in using Windows/Linux, running virtual machines, and basic programming or scripting know-how. A background in assembly and scripting is a plus, but not strictly required.