Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technologies

What is cryptocurrency? a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses cryptography to secure its transactions, to control the creation of additional units, and to verify the transfer of assets. A brief history of money What makes money money? Scarce, divisible, transferable, fungible Centralization Governments current answer to creating currencies Digital currency- risks, not centralized Scarcity-…… Continue reading Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technologies

Wireless Security

This is an awareness course. Most of these attacks are targeted attacks. Home Encrypted Wi-Fi WEP vs WPS vs WPA/2 Hand shake can be captured and brute forced Change the SSID and make it hidden Mac filtering How to find a mac address iOS Android Windows OSX Mint Guest Wi-Fi Upgrade Firmware…… Continue reading Wireless Security

Home Computing Security

Desktop Environment Tips: Don’t forget the Basics Update your environment. Always Be wary of emails from strangers and mass mailers Be cognizant of what type of sites your surfing Backup everything. Password Locker Password Gorilla KeePassX Setup and use instructions Data Shredder Bleachbit SSD’s are difficult to fully erase Full Disk Encryption Optional During setup…… Continue reading Home Computing Security

Building a Home Security Server

  Recap of Virtualization What is a Virtual Machine? Why use a VM? How can we use it for build a Server? What platforms are available vSphere   MS Hypervisor Featured Security Software included in Security Onion: IDS/IPS Tools What is IDS/IPS What is included in Security Onion Snort* Bro OSSEC Suricata Analysis Tools Wireshark*…… Continue reading Building a Home Security Server

Class 4- Intro to Firewalls

Intro to Firewalls Intro to Small Home Networking Key Vocabulary and Concepts NIC DHCP DHCP vs Static IP assignment DHCP reservation Ports Switch Vs Router Gateway  LAN –  local area network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a residence, school, laboratory, university campus or office building and…… Continue reading Class 4- Intro to Firewalls