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Cybersecurity Workshop

*PDF Malware & Analysis*

Join us for the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) Cybersecurity Workshop hosted from our Washington, DC location. This is a hands-on, practical workshop where you will put into practice those things you may have read or covered in a class. This is also a great way to keep your skills fresh if you’re a veteran.

Every workshop addresses beginner and advanced topic material. Beginners are encouraged to watch and learn as much as possible even though you may not have a clue. Exposure to new tools and techniques by watching will advance your learning process a lot quicker than trying to learn on your own. You will get to ask questions and see how it's done in the real world. Advanced attendees are encouraged to share and help answer "noob" questions as much as possible so everyone can learn from them.


Ever wanted to know how bad guys turn normal everyday PDF documents into malware payloads? This workshop will introduce you to PDF malware and pdf logo iconoanalysis. We'll use industry tools such as peepdf and Metasploit to build and analyze malware that uses vulnerabilities (and features) in the Portable Document Format.

We are pleased to have Ben Schmoker as our presenter. Ben is a security researcher focused on reverse engineering malware and responding to network intrusions. He has given talks at research labs and government agencies, and currently works for a security intelligence startup.


  • You must bring your own laptop.
  • Must be installed with Virtualbox.
  • Download the Backtrack virtual machine here, extract and load in Virtualbox. Download version 5r3, Gnome, 32/64bit, VMware. 64bit will default to an ISO image.
  • Instructions here


  • Knowledge of basic networking and IT.
  • Good attitude, willingness to learn and share.

Remote Participation:

If you are attending remotely you must register on the website. Once registered, you’ll receive the meeting participation info by email the day before the workshop. Please have a working webcam/mic. Expect to join 15-30 minutes prior to test your technical configurations.


Onsite - $20, Remote - $5

We only have room for 24 onsite so register early.

Refund Policy:

Refunds are offered if:

  • The workshop is cancelled
  • You cancel at least 1 day before the workshop; by 1000am Friday (5/31) morning

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Earn CPE's towards your certification

Food & beverages are provided

Free Parking


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  • Michelle S.

    Another great workshop... the presenter, Ben Schmoker, explained the concepts clearly and the exercises were easy to follow. Will keep stuff.

    June 5, 2013

  • Terri A.

    Sorry I missed the event. I am very excited to be a part of this group and I look forward to getting to know everyone. Unfortunately I live in WA state but I will remote in when ever possible

    June 3, 2013

  • Cynthia B.

    This was my first meetup with this group.. I really enjoyed it. Everyone was very welcoming, helpful and encouraging. The content was interesting and the hands on labs provided a great way to get experience. Looking forward to the next!

    June 2, 2013

  • Jeanette S.

    Great leader! Accepting environment/group, it was OK that I am so "green" when it comes to Cyber Security, the members and leader of the group were more than happy to provide assistance with the labs.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Rocio Del Arroyo R.

    Hi Lisa - I rsvp for this event. I don't see my name on the side. Please let me know if i am good to go. Thank you :-)

    May 20, 2013

Your organizer's refund policy for Cybersecurity Workshop

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • you can cancel at least 1 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: You cancel at least 1 day before the workshop; by 1000am Friday (5/31) morning

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