2 Day Workshop: Cyber Security Fundamentals 

Privacy, jobs, and the future

Cyber crime will more than triple the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021, with vacancies predicted to reach 3.5 million. Every IT position has become a cyber security position now. Every IT worker, every technology worker, needs to be involved with protecting and defending apps, data, devices, infrastructure and people.

Who’s this weekend workshop for?

This 2-day workshop offers a beginner to intermediate overview of cyber security concepts and tools. It is intended for:

  • Web developers
  • Security Enthusiasts
  • Those interested in pursuing cyber security as a career 

    In order to attend, we ask that participants have a basic comprehension of:

  • HTML tags
  • What a function is
  • What MySQL is
  • What JavaScript is

    We recommend attending one of our free Intro to HTML+CSS workshops in advance of this bootcamp, if you need a refresher!  

Meet your instructor


Gurjant Singh is a cyber security professional + web development instructor at Bitmaker General Assembly. With over 7 years of experience in cyber security best practices, Gurjant’s work has been acknowleged by companies like Google, Facebook, Ebay and Microsoft for finding security issues in their applications. A former IBM-er, he’s also worked with Oculus and British Airways to improve their security. 

You can connect with Gurjant on LinkedIn or join the conversation on all things security on his Defense Station Slack channel.

Weekend overview 

Saturday (11am to 4pm)

  • Introduction
  • JavaScript & Rails Security Review
  • Current State of Cyber Security
  • Intro to OWASP
  • Injection Vulnerabilities
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabilities
  • Broken Authentication & Session Vulnerabilities
  • Insecure Direct Object Reference Vulnerabilities
  • Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
  • Security Misconfiguration Vulnerabilities

Sunday (11am to 4pm)

  • Day 1 review
  • Bug Bounty Programs
  • Security in Block-Chain
  • Live Target Practice
  • Hack Solutions
  • Real-life Attacks/Personal Experience
  • Social Engineering
  • Questions + Feedback

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Accessibility Info:

Entrance is off of King Street West, and has a short flight of stairs with railings on each side. Doors are not motorized/automatic.

The building has an elevator with a 34-inch wide doorway. The doorways to each floor are 35 inches wide.
Washrooms are available on each floor, with gender neutral facilities on the 3rd floor. 

Our classroom tables on the third floor are readily moveable, whereas the table arrangement on the second floor is more fixed.

Please let us know how we can accommodate you within the confines of our space.

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