This workshop is designed to provide an in-depth understanding and hands-on experience in conducting a Red Team attack in the context of higher education institutions. It aims to equip university IT professionals, cybersecurity experts, and administrative staff with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand, prepare, and respond to sophisticated cyber threats.

Understanding Red Team Objectives:

  • Learn the goals and methodologies of Red Team operations in a university setting, focusing on identifying vulnerabilities, testing security measures, and improving incident response.
  • Threat Simulation: Simulate real-world cyber attacks to understand adversaries' tactics, techniques, and procedures against Higher Education institutions.
  • Hands-On Experience: Engage in practical exercises that cover the entire lifecycle of a Red Team attack, from planning and reconnaissance to exploitation and post-exploitation


  • Participants will experience the thrill of solving complex cybersecurity problems in a competitive environment.
  • Teams will learn to strategize and collaborate under pressure
  • Winners will gain recognition and valuable prizes contributing to their professional growt


This CTF competition promises to be a highly engaging and educational experience, offering a unique opportunity for participants to test and enhance their cybersecurity skills in a fun and competitive environment.

More Information:

Date: April 2, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Location: Parksville Room, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Afternoon snacks will be provided for this workshop.
A minimum of 15 participants is required to host this workshop (up to a maximum of 30).


  • Participants must bring their own laptop with power cords.
  • Previous IT experience is required, but all levels are welcome.
Summit Speaker

Michael Draeger, CISA,CISSP

Red Team Engineer, Trend Micro

InfoSec professional whose qualifications include degrees in information technology and information assurance and detailed knowledge of security tools, technologies and best practices. Experience with remote management, DNS, group policies, anti-virus, and hardware/software support.  Specialties: Network and Computer Security, LAN/WAN troubleshooting, Hardware troubleshooting.

Summit Speaker

Jay Kammerer

Senior Cyber Security Sales Engineer, Trend Micro

Experienced Senior Sales Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the IT industry. Skilled in Security Policy Development, Enterprise Architecture, IT Service Management, IT Strategy, and Vulnerability Assessment. Strong technical skills with a GIAC-GSEC focused in Security Certification from SANS.


Antonio Brandao

SIEM Administrator, BCNET

Cybersecurity professional and military veteran skilled in threat hunting with experience in risk assessment and mitigation. Combines military discipline with technical expertise to provide effective cybersecurity solutions.

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