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LayerOne 2018 Demo Party!

Posted on 19 April 2018 (0)

Celebrating it’s fourth year running, the LayerOne Demo Party is back again for another year of awesome demos! Demos are a combination of programming challenge, artwork, and music. You’re given specific hardware with any number of restrictions – code size, available memory, processor speed. Your goal is to output audio and video that pushes the limits of what is considered possible with such limited hardware. Here’s some examples of award-winning demos on the Commodore 64, Atari XL/XE, and an 8-bit Atmega88 microcontroller. Not enough? What about a full, three and a half minute 1080p HD demo written in just 4kb of code? Check out elevated by Rgba & TBC.

The LayerOne Demo Board is a 16-bit PIC24F chip with 96K RAM, 256K Flash/ROM. Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? There’s many nuances to learning about the board and exploring what is possible in such limited hardware. Get inspired by watching last year’s demo party!

Interested in participating? You can order your boards online via Tindie! The L1 Demo Board is also fully open source, so you can make your with the Github code and PCB design.

LayerOne is also hosting a Demo Board Class at Null Space Labs on Saturday, April 28th. Come make your first demo in a friendly, hands-on environment! RSVP for this class on the NSL Meetup event page!

The Demo Party begins on Saturday, May 26th at 18:00 in the Chillout Room. Don’t miss it!

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

Training Spotlight: OpenSOC Network Defense Simulation

Posted on 17 April 2018 (0)

OpenSOC is a challenge meant to teach infosec professionals practical incident response skills in an environment that very closely resembles a real enterprise network. The virtual environment includes a scaled down version of almost everything you would find in an enterprise network to include workstations, servers, firewalls, email, web browsing, user activity, etc. Simulated users are actually browsing the Internet, downloading files, watching videos, and accessing LAN resources. This creates a high fidelity training environment for unleashing real-world attacks and testing a responder’s ability to filter out the noise and find malicious activity on the network.

This course is intended for blue teamers, security analysts, incident response personnel, forensic investigators, SOC personnel, security administrators, systems administrators, network administrators, and anyone else interested in learning about . This course focuses on the fundamentals of devops automation as is appropriate for beginner to intermediate skill levels.

Seating is limited for training events. Don’t wait, register now!

View the training description to learn more about this training! Head to the Training page for more information about our 2018 training lineup!

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

Fail of Things 2018!

Posted on 17 April 2018 (0)

The Fail of Things returns for 2018! The Fail of Things is a event celebrating the hilariously insecure products and software being sold under the push to have everything on the Internet. Come, laugh, drop 0day, and give these little bugs nobody cares about the appreciation they deserve. We know you’ve been facepalming at all the bugs you’ve found since last year’s LayerOne. Submit to The Fail of Things and let’s cry in our beers together!

The Fail of Things will be held in the LayerOne IoT Village on Sunday afternoon. Submission criteria and full details are available on the Fail of Things page!

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

Training Spotlight: Hands-on Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

Posted on 16 April 2018 (0)

This hands-on focused course is designed to get you started with penetration testing with guidance from a full-time penetration tester with 20+ years of technical experience. Covering the phases of exploitation, real-world attack strategies, effective use of Metasploit, and privilege escalation techniques. This course is a must have for anyone who is ready to jump start their career in penetration testing. Each student will receive a take home exploitation lab with 10 vulnerable targets to practice on, printed materials, cheatsheets, compiled exploits, and walkthroughs for each target.

This course is intended for penetration testers, security analysts, security administrators, network administrators with a security focus, and anyone else interested in learning about offensive reconnaissance and exploitation techniques used by red teams and black hats. This course focuses on the fundamentals of penetration testing and ethical hacking as is appropriate for beginner to intermediate skill levels.

Seating is limited for training events. Don’t wait, register now!

View the training description to learn more about this training! Head to the Training page for more information about our 2018 training lineup!

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

Tamper-Evident: King of the Hill Contest!

Posted on 05 April 2018 (0)

The Tamper-Evident King of the hill challenge returns for 2018! This is a hands-on contest where attends attempt to defeat tamper-evident devices without leaving evidence. King of the Hill offers a variety of mechanical and adhesive seals to test your skills, As always, this year includes some new seals for even the most veteran King of the Hill players! Full contest rules on the Tamper Evident KotH page.

The LayerOne Tamper-Evident Contest runs from 10:00 Saturday to 14:00 Sunday! Have you booked your ticket for LayerOne 2018? Don’t wait, get your ticket now! While you’re at it, make sure to get your discounted hotel room via this direct booking link before discounts end on May 11th. Learn more about this year’s venue on the Venue page.

More details on this year’s speaking lineup and other contests coming soon!

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff