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Getting Newcomers into Infosec: The Tribulations of the Auburn University Hacking Club - Matthew Rogers (ShowMeCon 2018) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Getting Newcomers into Infosec: The Tribulations of the Auburn University Hacking Club
Matthew Rogers

ShowMeCon 2018
http://www.showmecon.com

This talk will highlight the ups and downs of trying to run a hacking club at Auburn University. For the past 3 years the club has adapted to the diverse audience of a college campus. Initial attempts for a CTF competition team fell to a broad security lecture series, which eventually became a lab for the members to play around in. Whether your goal is to encourage people to be security conscious, or to become future security professionals, the Auburn University hacking club has seen it all, as it grew from 3 to 70 members. This talk will cover the pitfalls inherent in teaching cyber security to others, and how to best avoid them depending on your end goals. Unlike a college club most teaching attempts do not get a fresh start every 18 weeks to try new things, so make the first step your best step for your target audience.

Bio: Matthew Rogers is a Senior at Auburn University with a background in Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering who has hopefully graduated from Auburn by the time ShowMeCon starts. He's been the unofficial co-president/founder of the Auburn University Hacking Club with Jeramy Lochner, who has a good excuse for not also speaking on the talk about the hacking club, for 3 years.

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