RSA Conference

Thanks for stopping by our booth and see you in 2020!

RSA is your one-stop-shop for relevant cybersecurity intel with expert-led sessions, fascinating keynote speakers and two expo halls full of latest cybersecurity solutions.

Visit us at Booth #3206 in the South Expo

Visit our booth at RSA to learn more about how you can prepare your Cybersecurity Workforce better with CompTIA.

Booth #3206

Learn about our new products launching in 2019, test-drive CompTIA CertMaster products, and engage with us through mini-sessions and demos on cybersecurity tools and techniques!

Day Agenda

Monday, March 4

5pm - Join us during the Welcome Reception.
We invite you to stop by booth #3206 to meet and greet with us. Do you have a CompTIA certification? Stop by and tell us about your experience. Are you curious about our upcoming product offerings? Stop by and learn all about how CompTIA certifications help ensure your IT staff has the validated skills necessary to protect your organization.

Tuesday, March 5

10am – Expo Opens
Stop by our booth periodically for Security Jeopardy with fun giveaways, cybersecurity demonstrations, and to test-drive CompTIA CertMaster, which offers learners options for wherever they are in the exam preparation journey.

10:30 Security Jeopardy
11:00 Red Team vs. Blue Team Activities
Learn how penetration testing and security analyst skills can be taught using red team and blue team activities.
11:30 Wireshark Basics
Learn about Wireshark, an open-source packet capture tool used by cybersecurity analysts.
Noon Bro Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Basics
Learn about Bro, an open-source Intrusion detection system (IDS) used to identify and investigate breaches.
12:30 Security Jeopardy
1:00 Security Information Management System (SIEM) Basics with OSSIM
Learn about the open-source SIEM (OSSIM) from Alienvault used for enterprise security analytics and intrusion detection.
2:00 Security Jeopardy
3:30 There’s a Pathway for That!!
Understanding cybersecurity is a process and anyone looking to get into the field needs to understand the basics, not just an application. Join us as we look at how the CompTIA Cybersecurity Pathway can help individuals take their career to the next level. Whether just starting out in the IT field or a network veteran, CompTIA offers vendor neutral certifications to enhance your skill sets towards the next level up cyber security position.
4:30 Human firewall or weakest link
End-users on networks are often the target of attacks as a gateway into a network or an attack. Join us as we discuss how to use CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) to help create the human firewall and create a frontline of defense against the Dark Arts of the Internet. ITF+ is a vendor neutral certification that teaches end-users the basics of technology and how to recognize threats helping them defend your network.
5:00 If You Implement IT they will use IT
Your team has spent hours, weeks, months in preparation for the major roll out of a great technology solution to meet your organization’s specific need! Only to find out no one is using it. What happened? Why is this project not a success? Join us as we discuss the painful lessons of project failures and how you can avoid these pitfalls making sure your project is completed on target to an audience that is eager to hit the ground running. And learn more about how CompTIA can help with Project+.

Wednesday, March 6

10am – Expo Opens
Stop by our booth periodically for cybersecurity demonstrations and to test-drive CompTIA CertMaster, which offers learners options for wherever they are in the exam preparation journey.

10:30 Red Team vs. Blue Team Activities
Learn how penetration testing and security analyst skills can be taught using red team and blue team activities.
11:30 Wireshark Basics
Learn about Wireshark, an open-source packet capture tool used by cybersecurity analysts.
Noon Bro Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Basics
Learn about Bro, an open-source Intrusion detection system (IDS) used to identify and investigate breaches.
1:00 Security Information Management System (SIEM) Basics with OSSIM
Learn about the open-source SIEM (OSSIM) from Alienvault used for enterprise security analytics and intrusion detection.
4:30 There’s a Pathway for That!!
Understanding cybersecurity is a process and anyone looking to get into the field needs to understand the basics, not just an application. Join us as we look at how the CompTIA Cybersecurity Pathway can help individuals take their career to the next level. Whether just starting out in the IT field or a network veteran, CompTIA offers vendor neutral certifications to enhance your skill sets towards the next level up cyber security position.
5:00 Long Live the Penguin
Today, many of the cybersecurity tools used to protect data are Linux based. What does the cybersecurity professional need to understand about Linux and how does one get the skills needed to enhance their IT career? Join us as we take a look at Linux skills and the new CompTIA Linux+ certification.

Thursday, March 7

10am – Expo Opens
Stop by our booth periodically for cybersecurity demonstrations and to test-drive CompTIA CertMaster, which offers learners options for wherever they are in the exam preparation journey.

11:00 There’s a Pathway for That!!
Understanding cybersecurity is a process and anyone looking to get into the field needs to understand the basics, not just an application. Join us as we look at how the CompTIA Cybersecurity Pathway can help individuals take their career to the next level. Whether just starting out in the IT field or a network veteran, CompTIA offers vendor neutral certifications to enhance your skill sets towards the next level up cyber security position.
11:30 Human firewall or weakest link
End-users on networks are often the target of attacks as a gateway into a network or an attack. Join us as we discuss how to use CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) to help create the human firewall and create a frontline of defense against the Dark Arts of the Internet. ITF+ is a vendor neutral certification that teaches end-users the basics of technology and how to recognize threats helping them defend your network.

Join us on Wednesday, March 6 from 2-4pm for an exciting learning lab.

Breaking Out of the Security Metrics Matrix: Steps in the Right Direction - LAB2-W11

Security professionals struggle to create and customize meaningful metrics. Software companies, governments and frameworks have provided some terms, but are they used efficiently? Join us to discuss how organizations worldwide have mapped metrics to practical security controls, and how they have tracked progress, and provided solid evidence of ROI and value for money.

Participants:

  • Tim Crothers, Vice President of Security, Target
  • James Stanger, Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA

Join us on Thursday, March 7 from 7-7:50am for an exciting Birds of a Feather session.

Why Pen Testing Sucks Right Now, and How You Can Fix It
We’ve seen quite a bit of pen testing happen over the last 30 years. Yet security issues keep getting worse. Is pen testing still important? Let’s take this time to take a look at how today’s network environments have morphed. We’ll investigate the death of the perimeter, the radical changes at end points and the vicissitudes of the cloud, and how these have all impacted pen testing. Attendance is strictly limited to allow for a small group experience.

Facilitator:

CompTIA Pen Testing Challenge

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Cybersecurity Certifications

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CompTIA Training

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CompTIA Books

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CompTIA CertMaster

CompTIA CertMaster offers learners options for wherever they are in the exam preparation journey.

  • CertMaster Learn - Comprehensive, self-paced eLearning that uses videos, assessment and performance-based questions to prepare you for your CompTIA certification exam.
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Training Resources

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