December 6-7, 2019 | Mesa AZ

Red vs. Blue

Have you ever detected an attack while it was happening?

Have you ever been the attacker?

Join us for our security competition Red vs Blue. This workshop allows participants to experience security attacks from the perspective of an attacker and a defender.

As a Blue Team participant, you'll be monitoring a live environment looking for anomalous behaviors. It will be your job to identify the breach and make recommendations for remediation. Blue team players will get hands-on experience using tools for attack detection.

Red Team participants will receive a playbook with step-by-step instructions for a series of attacks against the Blue Team. All Red Team tools are included with Kali Linux.

This event is designed for players of all abilities.

What to bring: A laptop capable of running an SSH client

RvB has 16 slots with two teams of 8. Please indicate if you'd like to be Red or Blue team and if you'd like to be paired with a particular teammate; we'll do our best to accommodate.

Jeremy Pierson

Jeremy has worked in Information Technology since 1994 with an emphasis on Information Security since 2007. He has supported security communities through DC801, 801Labs, Black Hat, Saintcon and B-Sides as well as mentoring courses for the SANS Institute. He holds a Master's Degree from the Minnesota School of Business and can be probably be found snowboarding if he isn't answering his phone.

Bob Kern

Bob has been in IT since 1996 and started as a Network Engineer at T-Mobile (then VoiceStream) in 1999 while obtaining his CCNA in 2000 and maintaining an active CCNP R&S since 2003. He has worked as a Network/Security Engineer for large enterprise and commercial customers like US Airways, Shutterfly, and PF Chang's, then moving into the reseller space, over the last 12 years while focusing more on Network and Information Security for the last 5 years. On the network security front, Bob cut his teeth on the Cisco ASA platform and more recently received his Palo Alto ACE certification and is currently working toward his PCNSE. When not working on his home lab, Bob is likely demonstrating why some of our aging generation, like himself, may not be skilled enough to play FPS video games, like Overwatch and FortNite.