Chief Technology Officer
Kevin Hofstra is the Chief Technology Officer for Metova CyberCENTS where he leads the development of Cyberoperations Enhanced Network and Training Simulators (CENTS®) for DoD, Federal and Commercial customers. He led the program training, exercising and testing six of the first US Air Force Cyber Protection Teams. Mr. Hofstra has an extensive technical background with certifications that include the Cisco CCIE #14619, ISC2 CISSP & CAP, Microsoft MCSE, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB). His background includes a BS - Computer Science from Yale and two MEs - Telecommunications & Engineering Management from the University of Colorado. Kevin also serves as the Communications Sector Chief for the Denver FBI InfraGard and is a strong advocate for public/private/academic partnerships.
3:45 pm 10/13/2016
In a field as dynamic as cybersecurity students learn best through doing, rather than observing, which is why it is critical to provide hands-on practical experience. Fortunately, the cyberspace domain provides a unique opportunity to create an emulated, realistic and risk-free environment for learning. This discussion will cover advanced techniques being used to emulate the underlying dynamic network protocols and events necessary to accurately reflect the indicators of compromise (IOCs) associated with advanced persistent threats (APTs) while seeking to reduce complexity through automation, reduce costs through open source & virtualization, and increase repeatability through lesson plans, exercises and scenarios.