[WORKSHOP-SOCAL] Introduction to Wireshark & Network Analysis
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[WORKSHOP-SOCAL] Introduction to Wireshark & Network Analysis

When: Sept 15, 2018
12p - 6p PST
Where: Long Beach City College - Pacific Coast Campus
1305 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Building AA, Room AA201B
Long Beach, California  90806
United States

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Workshop Title: Introduction to Wireshark & Network Analysis

Date/Time: Saturday, September 15, 2018. 1200p – 600p PST



This is a hands-on workshop where you will put into practice those things you may have read about or covered in a class. This is also a great opportunity to meet other like-minded women and to keep your skills fresh if you're a veteran! You will also earn continuing education credits towards your certification renewal.  

Level: 200 

Level 100 courses are designed for students with little to no previous IT Security experience, or no experience in the topic(s) being covered.  These courses are meant to be introductory level, or provide the training for entry level certifications.


Level 200 courses are designed for students with some security experience, looking to advance or learn in new topics.


Level 300 courses are designed to offer expert level courses and training on specific topics.  Typically, a general understanding and knowledge of the topic being presented is an expected prerequisite.  

**No one is excluded from attending a course at a level higher than their current experience.  However, the course will move at the pace designed for the level of the course.

Where do I fit? See full description here


Topic Details:

This workshop will present the basics of network traffic analysis using the Wireshark network protocol analyzer. We will start with an overview and the history of Wireshark.  The students will then be presented with an review of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) models. We will then discuss methods for collecting network traffic prior to analysis. We will then use Wireshark to view captured data and learn how to apply filters to search for specific traffic and interesting packets.  


Objectives – What You Will Leave Knowing

•          History of  Wireshark and its uses

•          Common Network Models

•          Methods for capturing data on wired and wireless methods

•          Viewing captured data via WireShark

•          Searching and Analyzing  captured data



Sean Heaton gained his first experience using Wireshark for packet inspection while serving as a network exploitation analyst with the National Security Agency for over a decade. Since leaving the NSA, he has continued to use Wireshark and other packet capture tools in system and network administration, as well as in network security analysis. Sean holds an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Oklahoma, and is nearing completion of an M.S. in Computer Science at USC. Sean has been known to wear a kilt, drink beer, and throw heavy objects (all at the same event).

John Sicklick has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry as a software developer, systems administrator, systems integrator, and systems security engineer. John is a retired U.S. Navy Commander where he served as an Information Corps Warfare Qualified officer. John currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at a local community college, teaching courses in ethical hacking, Linux operating system, and computer forensics. A graduate of New York Maritime College, he holds a BS in computer science and an MS in applied computer science and technical programming. He holds the GSLC, GXPN, GWAPT, GCIH, GCFE, GPEN, and CISSP certifications and the Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking certificate from the SANS Technology Institute.  John is proud that he was able to get William Shatner to respond to John's joke at the Long Beach Comic Com with "That's funny. I want to come down and punch you in the face." Twitter: @cdrcybr


Prerequisites – What You’re Expected to Know

·       Basic knowledge of technology

·       Knowledge of OSI model

·       Basic understanding of networking concepts

·       Familiarity with Linux (Kali Linux),  Linux shell commands and Windows command line



12-1: Set-up, introductions, and lunch (included)

1-5:  Training 

(Please note that this will be active workshop time - if you have not completed set-up it will be challenging to follow.)

5-6:  Wrap-up, Q&A



The classroom environment will provide a Windows workstation configured with VMware Workstation Player and a Kali Linux Virtual Machine. If you want to run the exercises on your own computer then you will need:

·       Windows or Mac computer with administrative access

·       Hypervisor: Windows system should be configured with VMware Workstation Player, Mac systems with VirtualBox

·       External USB hard drive or thumb drive to transfer files

It is suggested that you use the provided workstations for the class, and you can use your laptop for note taking and use an external USB hard drive or thumb drive to bring home files provided in the class.


Remote and Male Associate Member Participation:

Once registered, you'll receive the meeting participation info by email the day before the workshop. Expect to join 15-30 minutes prior to test your technical configurations. It’s recommended that you have a 2nd monitor to view the screen-sharing.



Full/Student/Military Member:  $120

Associate Member and Remote Attendee: $45

Non-Member: $180

Register by Sept 9 for 10% discount



Long Beach City College
Pacific Coast Campus
1305 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90806

Building AA, Room AA201B
Park in Lot 1 and enter through the BB building, walk to the center of the building and take the stairs or elevator up one flight.