Network Security - HackerChix edition

Monday, 5 September 2022 9:00 AM - Thursday, 15 September 2022 5:00 PM AEST

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Monday, 5 September 2022 9:00 AM - Thursday, 15 September 2022 5:00 PM AEST

In this two week intensive course, students will learn how to securely build and manage a computer network. Students will work their way up the OSI network model, learning about attacks and mitigations at each level.

Specifically, students will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of secure network configuration
  • Demonstrate understanding of common network attacks at each TCP/IP level
  • Demonstrate understanding of mitigation techniques to secure networks


Lectures and Labs


Lectures: 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Open Office hours: 6.30 - 9.30pm

Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks.

What is required:

  • An internet connection
  • A browser
  • webcam & microphone (optional)
  • your favourite SSH tool
  • PDF viewer for notes & lab guide

What will be Provided?

  • Lab connection details distributed in class
  • Access to VMs with laboratories
  • InfoSect Swag & participation certificate (posted)


Students taking Network Security should have a basic understanding of networking concepts. They should have experience in:

  • TCP/IP
  • Linux.

A minimum of 4 registrations are required for course to run. If less than 4 registrations are received, InfoSect will be in contact about refunding or rescheduling the course.


Kylie McDevitt started her career in technology by studying Engineering at ANU in the late 90s. She worked as a telecommunications engineer for Telstra before taking leave to have her children. In 2009, Kylie started working at the Australian Signals Directorate, where she migrated her established networking skills into the cyber security realm. While working for ASD, Kylie completed her Masters in Computer Networking and had the opportunity to attend many specialist industry training courses. Kylie is a founder of Australia’s largest hacker conference, BSides Canberra. Kylie has worked as a casual lecturer at University of New South Wales, teaching a postgraduate course in Cyber Defence. She has spoken at many industry conferences, including being invited to give a keynote presentation at AISA Cyber Conference on Zerotrust networking in 2021. After 12 years, Kylie resigned from ASD to pursue her dreams of cyber security community growth and education through her own company, InfoSect. Conferences & Lecture Subjects • Black Hat Asia 2021, Code Review, Lab Assistant • ASIA Cyber Conference Canberra 2021, Keynote, The Forgotten Network • Black Hat USA 2020, Code Review, Lab Assistant • AISA Cyber Conference Melbourne 2020, 5G Security • AISA Cyber Conference Melbourne 2020, IoT Security • BSides Perth 2020, Emerging Network Protocols • 0xCC 2020, Exploiting Network Protocols • UNSW Canberra, 2018, 2019, 2020 – Cyber Defence • UNSW Canberra, 2018, 2019 – Red vs Blue

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