CyberPoint's Vlad Gostomelsky to Teach a Cybersecurity Class at the Upcoming JawnCon

COLUMBIA, MD (October 5, 2023) – CyberPoint's Vlad Gostomelsky will be teaching a cybersecurity class at the upcoming JawnCon event in Philadelphia, PA on October 19-20, 2023. JawnCon "is an event that celebrates the evolution of security and technology in our lives."

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The class will be held 9:30am to 4:00pm each day. The curriculum is designed to prepare fresh college graduates to go from academic environment to the exciting world of first job in cybersecurity. Concepts such as SOC, vulnerability and exploitation identification and more will be introduced.

Vlad heads CyberPoint's Security Research Team (SRT), which is a public-facing research unit that works on relevant challenges within information security (infosec), we specialize in vulnerability research, malware analysis, threat intelligence, and technical evaluation. Vlad explains, "Our team's been doing this kind of work for years. We're passionate about it on both a professional and a personal level, and we're excited to do research that helps our customers and the larger community." See this blog post to learn a little more about Vlad from when he appeared on Paul's Security Weekly Podcast. Learn more about SRT here. Contact SRT here.

The details and abstract for this event are below.

JawnCon 0x0 Cybersecurity Class, Presented by CyberPoint International, LLC.
October 19 and October 20, 2023. 9:30am to 4:00pm

This module introduces the kinds of threats you will have to defend against in your job. We touch on various types of actual threats you may see and all of which we have experienced in the past. We also introduce concepts used to describe and characterize cybersecurity such as 'threat', 'vulnerability' and 'risk'. These topics while numerous should only be considered an introduction. There is much more to learn on each concept. This module is designed to satisfy knowledge area 005 of the NICE framework.

This module introduces the operational impacts of lapses in cybersecurity or in short, 'what happens after the hack'. These are critical concepts to understand so that you can learn how hard you must work every day in your new job. We provide past examples of impacts of prior victims and even introduce the Verizon DBIR report as a useful report released each year describing breaches that have occurred in the last 12 months. This module is designed to satisfy knowledge area 006 of the NICE framework.

This module introduces network security and presents various methodologies that others use for network security today and in the past few years. Given that this is a study of 'methodology' we provide the Cyber Unity methodology for network security that we have developed based on our years of experience. There are many concepts introduced here that you should try to remember as this is your very first introductory module in Cyber Unity. This module is designed to satisfy part of knowledge area 001 in the NICE framework.

About JawnCon

JawnCon is an event that celebrates the evolution of security and technology in our lives. Forged in the fires that is everything Philly, this event is driven to educate, celebrate and better understand all the things that make these weird machines blink and go bump in the night. Learn more at

About CyberPoint

CyberPoint provides mission-critical, cybersecurity engineering services & software products to federal agencies and commercial enterprises, including threat analysis & digital forensics, risk assessment & planning, offensive cyber services, and AI/ML cyber solution development. CyberPoint works to create a future where individuals and organizations from across the globe can operate safely and securely in cyberspace and benefit from the technological innovations that increasingly connect our world. CyberPoint discovers the threats and vulnerabilities that expose data, systems, and infrastructure to compromise, quantifies risks, and designs defenses that provide critical protection.



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