Academics and Training for the Advancement of Cybersecurity Knowledge in Puerto Rico (ATACK-PR)

Incident Response & Pentest

Incident Response & Pentest Workshop for students

by Alissa Torres and Jacob Williams

Thursday March 8 - Friday March 9, 2018


Thursday 8 March 2018

Incident Response, Triage to Deep-dive Host Analysis


  • Powershell Host Data Collection
  • Memory Acquisition
  • Host Triage via Memory Forensics
  • Host Analysis: Evidence of Execution


Friday 9 March 2018

Linux Pentesting


  • Brute Force SSH Host Keys: THC-Hydra
  • Setuid Binaries with Path Problems
  • Sudo Security Issues
  • Cron Job Privilege Escalation
  • Command Injection for Web Applications


Priority will be given to students participating of the ATACK-PR Scholarship,  students participating in the Cybersecurity SIG for CTF competitions, and students enrolled in UPR-RP CS Cybersecurity courses.  

GIRLS are HIGHLY encouraged to participate.

Registration is REQUIRED because we are constrained by space and resources.  We will contact the selected participants.

Registration HERE. (Make sure you WILL participate the two full days before registering)


Alissa Torres short bio:

Alissa Torres is a certified SANS instructor, specializing in advanced computer forensics and incident response. Her industry experience includes serving in the trenches as part of the Mandiant Computer Incident Response Team (MCIRT) as an incident handler and working on a internal security team as a digital forensic investigator. She has extensive experience in information security, spanning government, academic, and corporate environments and holds a Bachelors degree from University of Virginia and a Masters from University of Maryland in Information Technology. Alissa has taught as an instructor at the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA), delivering incident response and network basics to security professionals entering the forensics community. She has presented at various industry conferences and numerous B-Sides events. In addition to being a GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), she holds the GCFE, GPEN, CISSP, EnCE, CFCE, MCT and CTT+.


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