The Cybersecurity Training Institute at HCC provides short-term, credit-free mini courses suitable for managers, IT personnel, and other staff who need to know cybersecurity basics and/or earn cyber-related certifications. Mini courses developed through the CyberWatch grant are designed to stand alone as introductory or certification-specific training sessions. More in-depth boot camps for IT staffers responsible for securing networks and systems will be offered in the future.
March 7 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Career Programs Building, Room 213
Session 1: Must-Known Features in Windows Server 2012 R2 including an overview of the latest release and demonstration of key features relevant to deployment, virtualization, and business continuity.
Session 2: Windows Azure Infrastructure Services in 75 Minutes offers an accelerated learning experience examining the methodology, processes, security, and operations of deploying IT workloads in the cloud.
Register online for CMR-036-M1 
March 11 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Technical Innovation Center, Room 323
Mobility and BYOD are top of mind for almost all thought leaders in education due to the exponential rise in mobile. Citrix is helping businesses and schools capitalize on this mobile takeover with easy-to-use, secure solutions that allow employees to meet, faculty to teach and students to learn anywhere, any time and on any device.
Register online for CMR-036-N1 
Computer Security Starts at Home
Find out how you can protect yourself and your family members in this session for non-technical computer users.
Cisco Router and Switch Device Security
Hardening your Layer 2 and Layer 3 devices against purposeful or accidental compromise is important to your network health. Explore best practices for maintaining secure Cisco network devices through hardening the IOS and controlling access from applications and users. Includes security lab on Saturday, June 8, 9am-1pm in STEM 110. Other sessions held online.
Packet Sniffing with Wireshark
For network administrators, leverage the most popular open source tool for packet interception to monitor the health of your network.
Introduction to Ethical Hacking
Join the "Cybersecurity Training Institute" and the ranks of IT professionals who have adopted hacker tools and techniques for conducting ethical or "White Hat Hacking". Understand the tools and techniques used by hackers to access networks and systems and use hacking applications to create a more secure network infrastructure. First four sessions online; fifth session meets in a penetration testing lab for hands-on application.
Network+ Exam Prep
For students and technicians, cram for your CompTIA certification and have a great exam day! Exam voucher included for CompTIA Network+ N10-005. (Class limited to 10 students)
Security+ Exam Prep
Separate your skills from the rest of the IT field and certify your knowledge of security best practices. Exam voucher included for CompTIA Security+ SY0-301. (Class limited to 10 students)
Implementing and Securing IPv6 Networks
For networking professionals, this course focuses on implementing and securing IPv6 networks used for business purposes. Topics such as IPv6 fundamentals, implementation of IPv6 for name services and DNS, mobility, multicasting, security transition mechanisms, routing, and other emerging topics are explored.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-0902747.