It’s the 44CONnect Hootenanny!

From the 2nd to the 5th of December we’re running 4 days of high-end training in London. 4 Days is a lot to spend learning red teaming, memory corruption, code injection, reverse engineering and Azure security. To make things a bit easier on the mind, we’re running a one-day event for people on our training courses.

The 44CONnect Hootenanny has a single talk track, a workshop track and an escape room track. We’ll have workshops from our trainers so you can get a taste of their courses, and a bunch of invited talks at the quality level you’d come to expect from a full 44CON. The event is fully catered, of course.

There are two ways to get an invite. People on our December training courses are automatically invited. Those who’ve attended training any time in 2019 can join our wait list. We’ll cross-reference the list with 2019 training attendees to keep things fair, and let you know 2 weeks before the event. The wait list is processed first come, first served so sign up sooner rather than later, or book 44CON training now.

Most talks and workshops will be filmed, so if you can’t make it, you’ll be able to watch the talks in the new year on 44CON TV.

Building a cloud security training platform – Pt 5: Counting The Cost

My 44CON Cloud Security and DevSecOps training course this June includes AWS, Azure and GitHub accounts which the students use so they don’t need to create their own. As I described in Part 1, I also decided to build a training platform, so that students can connect to a virtual desktop in the cloud with all the software they need pre-installed.

That way they can come on to the course with any laptop or even tablet which supports the Amazon WorkSpaces client.

I built the supporting infrastructure in AWS using Terraform which you can read about in Part 2 of my blog, and then scripted user setup across all environments as described in Part 3. And as you might expect, I incorporated lots of security features, and wrote about them in Part 4.

In this last blog of the series, you’ll hear about a lost USB key, the bill, feedback to Amazon and their response. Continue reading “Building a cloud security training platform – Pt 5: Counting The Cost”

Building a cloud security training platform – Pt 4: Security Features

My 44CON Cloud Security and DevSecOps training course this June includes AWS, Azure and GitHub accounts which the students use so they don’t need to create their own. As I described in Part 1, I also decided to build a training platform, so that students can connect to a virtual desktop in the cloud with all the software they need pre-installed.
That way they can come on to the course with any laptop or even tablet which supports the Amazon WorkSpaces client.
I built the supporting infrastructure in AWS using Terraform which you can read about in Part 2 of my blog, and then scripted user setup across all environments as described in Part 3. Continue reading “Building a cloud security training platform – Pt 4: Security Features”

Building a cloud security training platform – Pt 3: Automated User Setup

This is a guest post by one of our trainers, Paul Schwarzenberger. Paul is running the fantastic Cloud Security and DevSecOps training course this June. He also has a blog where he talks about AWS, Cloud Security and DevSecOps. This is part of a series on how he’s built a platform to make things easier for those attending his training. If you enjoy this, don’t forget to check out parts 1, 2, and 4 in this series. Thanks, Paul!

My 44CON Cloud Security and DevSecOps training course this June includes AWS, Azure and GitHub accounts which the students use so they don’t need to create their own. As I described in Part 1, I also decided to build a training platform, so that students can connect to a virtual desktop in the cloud with all the software they need pre-installed.

That way they can come on to the course with any laptop or even tablet which supports the Amazon WorkSpaces client.

I built the supporting infrastructure in AWS using Terraform – a great tool for infrastructure as code – see Part 2 for more details and screenshots. Continue reading “Building a cloud security training platform – Pt 3: Automated User Setup”

44CONnect June 2019

44CONnect is an invite-only event taking place on the 6th of June, somewhere in London. The purpose of the day is to bring together people attending 44CON training, so they can connect with trainers and people on different courses. It’s our way of giving people who’ve attended our courses the chance to get a taste of upcoming training, and the opportunity to get some extra credit to take back to the office.

This time, 44CONnect will be an evening event, with talks, food and drinks. Training attendees will have food provided and we’ll have a small bar tab. Continue reading “44CONnect June 2019”

September 2019 Training: What To Expect

Tickets for September training courses are now on sale in the shop. There are 9 courses to choose from so we thought we’d give you a quick run down in one place. Don’t forget we still have seats available for our June 6th/7th courses.

We’ll run a 44CONnect event on the evening of the 10th of September, to which all training attendees are invited. Training delegates also receive a substantial discount on conference tickets. Continue reading “September 2019 Training: What To Expect”

Building a cloud security training platform – Pt 2: Infrastructure As Code

This is a guest post by one of our trainers, Paul Schwarzenberger. Paul is running the fantastic Cloud Security and DevSecOps training course this June. He also has a blog where he talks about AWS, Cloud Security and DevSecOps. This is part of a series on how he’s built a platform to make things easier for those attending his training. Parts 1, 3 and 4 are also available. Thanks, Paul!

Continue reading “Building a cloud security training platform – Pt 2: Infrastructure As Code”

Building an AWS and Azure security training platform

This is a guest post by one of our trainers, Paul Schwarzenberger. Paul is running the fantastic Cloud Security and Devops training course this June. He also has a blog where he talks about AWS, Cloud Security and DevOps. This is part of a series on how he’s built a platform to make things easier for those attending his training. If you enjoy this, check out Parts 2, 3 and 4. Thanks, Paul!

Part 1 – Proof of Concept

The Cloud Security and DevSecOps training course I’m delivering for 44CON in June includes AWS, Azure and GitHub accounts which the students use so they don’t need to create their own.

Wouldn’t it be great if students could turn up with any laptop, or even an iPad, and do the course. And the time spent on the labs would be used to learn about cloud security and DevSecOps, not debugging software installation issues.

Continue reading “Building an AWS and Azure security training platform”

44CONnect – A 1-day invite-only event in March 2019

44CONnect is a 1-day invite-only event taking place on the 13th of March, somewhere in London. The purpose of the day is to bring together people doing 44CON training, so they can connect with trainers and people on different courses. It’s our way of giving people who’ve attended our courses the chance to get a taste of upcoming training, and the opportunity to get some extra credit to take back to the office.

To qualify for an invite, you need to have done one of the following:

There are 20 tickets available, so make sure you qualify!

Our trainers from the last two days of training will deliver talks, as well as some of those delivering courses later this year. All of our training course delegates are invited, for whom lunch will be included. Early bird ticket holders invited to the event will have to buy their own lunch, as we can’t book it for them in advance.

There’ll be a special round of lightning talks for training delegates to deliver a short talk about something they learned on their course. Those speaking will get a small certificate of thanks that they can take back to the office.

Drinks have been organised for the evening, but we need to be in bed early for CRESTCon the next day.

*Early-bird ticket holders will be chosen at random throughout February, although unsubstantiated rumours abound that asking for an invite on your ticket order may drastically improve your chances…