[WORKSHOP - DMV & ONLINE] Linux Command Line: Basics and More
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When: Saturday, January 5th
12 - 6 pm
Where: University Of Maryland A. V. Williams Building
Room TBD
United States

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Workshop Title: Linux Command Line: Basics and More

Date/Time: 1-4 pm (lunch 12-1 pm)


This is a hands-on workshop where you will put into practice those things you may have read about or covered in a class. Our workshops are intended for you to leave with working knowledge of the topic, whether you'll be taking it back to the office or if you're applying for a new job. 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 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:

Linux command line skills are an essential part of a cybersecurity practitioners’ toolbox. Knowing your way around the Linux command line will help you with job interviews, cyber competitions, and understanding the underlying structure of the Linux operating system.

In this workshop, we will cover a brief history of Linux, followed by a review of the Linux file structure. From there we will hone our skills on Linux tasks such as:

  • file system navigation

  • creating, moving, copying, and deleting files

  • managing users and groups

  • using sort, uniq, grep, awk, and sed

  • configuring network connections

  • using man pages

  • viewing log files

  • writing scripts

  • hardening Linux

You can submit additional topics you would like to have covered by emailing Marcell Lee.  


Objectives – What You Will Leave Knowing

  • Perform common system administration tasks
  • Create and run shell scripts
  • Understand Linux network configuration
  •  Understand basic Linux network security


Marcelle Lee is a threat analyst with WhiteOps, an adjunct professor in digital forensics and network security, and she also provides security consulting and training  services through her company, Fractal Security Group, LLC. She specializes in network traffic analysis, malware analysis, phishing, and threat hunting. She is involved with many industry organizations, working groups, and boards, including the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, the NIST Cyber Competitions Working Group, and the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland Advisory Board.  She also both builds and participates in cyber competitions.

Marcelle has earned the CISSP, CSX-P, GCFA, GCIA, GCIH, GPEN, GISF, GSEC, GCCC,  C|EH, CCNA, Security+, Network+, and ACE industry certifications. She holds four degrees, including a master’s degree in cybersecurity. She has received the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council Women in Tech (WIT) Award and the Volunteer of the Year award from the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu. Marcelle frequently presents at conferences and training events, and is an active volunteer in the cybersecurity community.


Prerequisites – What You’re Expected to Know

  • No prerequisites.


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

1-4:  Training 

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

4-5:  Wrap-up, Q&A


Bring a laptop capable of running a virtual machine, with at least 4GB of RAM (preferably more). You will also need a virtual machine player (we prefer VirtualBox, but you can also use VMWare products) and the custom training Ubuntu virtual machine (link to download will be shared after registration).

You can still participate in this workshop as an observer if you do not have a computer available. 

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:  $80

Associate Member and Remote Attendee: $35

Non-Member: $120

Early Bird Discounts applied!


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