Past Meetup

Cyber Security 101: Building a Virtual Lab with Charles Weissenborn

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Secure Logix

13750 San Pedro Ave 9th Floor · San Antonio, TX

How to find us

We will be on the 9th floor of the building. Park on the second floor of the parking garage on the side of the building and enter through the door on the second floor walkway. Take the elevators up to the 9th floor, and you'll see SecureLogix.

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Want to get started in the world of cybersecurity, but don’t know where to begin? Heard the latest buzz words like "cyber range," "pen-test lab," and others, but don’t know what it takes to play?

Bring your computer and come prepared to get hands-on as we walk through the steps to build a virtual training lab that can be used to do everything from learning cutting-edge tools, developing test architectures, penetration testing, and more!

No software required (unless you want to deploy virtualized Windows servers or workstations); we’ll provide it all (and we’ll try to keep Omar’s hands off the images so you only have to AV scan them once). Learn important security considerations, discuss virtualized networking, and leave with a (hopefully) robust training lab you can build and modify to your hearts content.

Charlie Weissenborn is member of the Texas Army National Guard and is actively involved in the DoD and local cyber communities. He has served in the military for the past 14 years while occasionally getting to do interesting things like play with high-frequency radio communications, missile launchers, and digging holes in the woods for no reason at all.

He is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Bronze Order of Mercury, and various other campaign and achievement medals.

Charlie is the Vice President, Young AFCEA, for the Alamo Chapter of AFCEA. He is also a Board Member of the National Guard Association of Texas. He is a member of the Military Cyber Professionals Association, the US Army Signal Corps Regimental Association, and the San Antonio CyberDEF Dojo. An avid volunteer, he also mentors and teaches local San Antonio middle and high school students preparing for the CyberPatriot Competition.