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EVENT-19: A Purple-ish Event

September 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Register to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/event-19-a-purple-ish-event-tickets-114969675394


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current social distancing guidelines, we’re not able to convene as a large group for the 8th Annual Purple Event. In its place, the West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium (WMCSC) and the Cyber Hub at WMCAT are hosting a re-imagined hybrid event.

Join us the afternoon of September 17 for a variety of short technical and non-technical presentations and demonstrations that we’re calling EVENT-19: A Purple-ish Event!

Each year, the WMCSC’s annual Purple Event is an opportunity to bring its members together to connect, learn, and practice together by participating in a cyber competition that tests their the Red Team and Blue Team skills. Whether they’re a practicing information security professional, administrator, executive, or just getting starting in their IT-focused career, we try to make sure there’s something for everyone.

Since we’re transitioning to a virtual event this year, we want to engage more of the general public beyond just our membership and make sure this event is accessible to our entire community! Are you a student, a parent, or just an individual interested in exploring IT and cybersecurity-oriented careers? If so, this event is for you and you’re highly encouraged to join us and participate! We want this year’s Purple-ish event to be open to all members of our community so that we can highlight the importance of (and high-earning potential of careers in) cybersecurity! And if you’re still looking to scratch your cyber competition itch, we’ll be running a small Capture The Flag (CTF) challenge in the background as well.




1:00-4:00     EVENT-19

1:00 – 1:20    Welcome & Kick-off
1:20 – 1:50    Starting a Career In Cybersecurity (Panel Discussion)
2:00 – 2:40    Purple-ish Technical Breakout Sessions
                     – RED FOCUS: OWASP Top 10 Exploits/Vulnerabilities (A1-A10)
                     – BLUE FOCUS: Augmenting the SDLC using OWASP Top 10 Proactive Controls
2:40 – 2:55    Purple-ish Breakout Debrief (Joint Session)
3:00 – 3:30    Not-Your-Average Security Awareness Training
3:30 – 4:00    The MFApocalypse: Bypassing MFA with the Evilginx2 Phishing Proxy (Live Technical Demo)
4:00 – 4:15    Wrap-up & Conclusion of Event

4:15-6:00 Virtual Happy Hour


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