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Hacking 101: Creating a Virtual Lab

Hacking 101: Creating a Virtual Lab with Ajay Menendez

This 101 will introduce a tool for creating a controlled penetration testing environment. A VirtualBox is a Virtual Machine (VM) and is an operating system or application environment that is installed and used for the purpose of imitating dedicated hardware. The user will have the same experience on the VM that they would have on the dedicated hardware. This allows the user to set up their own virtual hacking lab, in which they can conduct pen testing and improve their hacking skills without any fear of legal repercussions.

Instructor Bio:
Ajay Menendez is a 30 year Veteran of Information Technology whose areas of expertise are Cyber Security, Security (Intelligence, Analytics, Engineering), Technical Training, Course Development and Instruction, Enterprise Storage, Network (Engineering, Design,Optimization), Audio-Video and Information Technology Integration, Rich Media (Video Conferencing, IPTV, Digital Signage, Web-Conferencing, Web-casting), Unified Communications. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychological Behavioral Analysis.

6:00pm to 6:30pm | Mix & Mingle
6:30pm to 7:30pm | Hands-on Workshop
7:30pm to 8:00pm| Q&A Wrap up

Suggested Experience:
+ Basic programming or networking skills.
+ ZERO security experience required!

What To Bring:
+ Laptop & Power Cord
+ Curiosity

There is a paid lot at the corner of 21st and Blake. Meters are easily accessible for $1.00 per hour. If you go north of 23rd on Blake, Market or Welton, there is street parking for free and you can walk in.


If you consider yourself a cybersecurity n00b, then Hacking 101 is for you. Each event will feature a hands-on workshop designed to boost your cyber-skills. Hacking 101 is an opportunity for you to gain technical knowledge and find out if cybersecurity is something you’re passionate about. No experience is required. Just show up and learn something new!

Organizer Info:

SecureSet Academy