Malicious Links and Untrusted Sources

Malicious Links and Untrusted Sources

December 9, 6:30pm — 8:00pm
Virtual Event

Learn how to fight against malicious links in this free virtual workshop for high school/CTE educators!


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December 9, 6:30pm — 8:00pm


Available online only.
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This 90-minute virtual workshop will explore the dangers of clicking on suspicious links and/or downloading files from untrusted sources. We hear all the time that we should not click on random links or download files that aren’t from a reputable source, but what are the actual dangers of doing these? This workshop will explore the dangers of malicious links and files where participants will use a cyber range to act as the malicious actor and the victim. Participants will learn how easily these attacks can be implemented, the dangers of these attacks, as well as how to defend against these types of attacks. This workshop will cover the following labs: 

  • Credential Harvesting Lab 

  • Phishing Lab 

  • Backdoor Shortcut Lab 

  • Ransomware Lab 

This workshop will be led by subject matter experts from the CYBER.ORG. Zoom links will be emailed before the webinar begins.  

Prerequisites & Participant Requirements: Due to grant funding restrictions, this workshop is only open to K-12 educators in the US. This workshop is geared towards beginners. If you have never used Linux before, you may find it helpful to complete the Linux 101 (October 25) and Linux 102 (November 11) workshops beforehand. 

Participants will receive access to online curriculum materials as well as a temporary log-in to the U.S. Cyber Range. We recommend having two screens available if possible: one for the Zoom meeting (this can be a tablet or a desktop/laptop) and one for the cyber range (must be a desktop or laptop).