NDG is pleased to announce the availability of NDG Forensics labs. NDG Forensics labs provide hands-on experience conducting a variety of forensics practices. These skills can help prepare trainees for a variety of IT positions, including: Computer Forensic Analyst, Digital Forensic Examiner, Digital Forensics Incident Response and Security Administrator.
Instructor training for the upcoming 2016 sessions are available and posted here. We will be adding additional instructor-led courses on the following Special Topics: NETLAB+ (remote lab system), Cyperpatriots, Linux Essentials, and Pedagogical Best Practices as needed.
- For new instructors (those who have not yet passed instructor training classes to teach the CCNA curriculum) the cost will be the same as in the past.
- For instructors who have previously passed instructor classes to teach CCNA, but would like to attend the instructor class and experience the new content with an Instructor Trainer, we will greatly reduce the cost.
- Schedule and cost for the Special Topics will be posted soon.
More than 30 Sacramento area middle and high school students participated in a three-day CyberCamp at American River College this summer. Students were given hands-on experience as they learned to secure computer systems in order to prevent cybersecurity attacks.
View the video for more details.
Representatives of cybersecurity-related businesses, government agencies, and higher education met at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, on May 25 to attend a dinner and panel discussion organized by CyberWatch West.
Facilitating the event were Dr. Dan Manson, CyberWatch West’s co-PI for student development, and Dan Likarish, director of the Regis University Center on Information Assurance Studies.
Network Development Group (NDG), is planning the release of a new version of NETLAB+, designed to run as a virtual appliance within the VMware vSphere environment. This new virtual edition of NETLAB+, NETLAB+ VE, marks a major change from the physical hardware version of NETLAB+ that has served hundreds of thousands of learners for the past 15 years.
The virtual machines for the Security+ Pod, (for the NISGTC Security+ lab library) have been updated. You will need to request new virtual machines from CSSIA to receive the modified virtual machines.
This update includes modifications to the Kali virtual machine in the Security+ Pod. OpenVAS self-signed certification has been updated to expire in 10 years. The hashcat application tool has been updated so it no longer requires to be updated in the future.
Please see the topology page for instructions on requesting virtual machine templates from CSSIA:
By Emily Lavin, The Union
The Air Force Association CyberCamp is coming to Nevada County to give local students a crash course in cyber security.
NDG and Palo Alto Networks Academy are pleased to announce the availability of hosted lab access to NETLAB+ supported labs for the Firewall Essentials courses in the Palo Alto Networks Academy curriculum. These courses allow learners to gain an in-depth knowledge of how to install, configure and manage their firewall, as well as configuration steps for the security, networking, threat prevention, logging and reporting features of the Palo Alto Networks Operation System (PAN-OS).
By Ryan Masters, Santa Cruz Sentinel
From a small server room on the Cabrillo College campus, hundreds of information computer technology students from 20 different Northern California community colleges have been accessing top-notch training and professional certification programs.