Black Box Offering Free Cybersecurity Preparedness Clinics

by | Sep 29, 2021 | Blog, Member News

Cyber Defense Clinic Will Help IT and Security Pros Outsmart Hackers

PITTSBURGH, PA – September 28, 2021 – Black Box, a global solutions integrator, today announced the Black Box Cyber Defense Clinic, a series of free workshops to address cybersecurity preparedness. The clinics will teach IT and security professionals how to conduct incident response using their own IT teams and deploy tools if or when their network is compromised.

Each of the interactive Cyber Defense Clinics includes a 30-minute discussion to set the context, 2 hours of hands-on lab training, and 30 minutes of Q&A discussion. Each clinic is designed to stand on its own and does not require attendance at previous sessions. However, attending all three clinics allows pros to go deeper into cyber defense training.

Upcoming clinics are scheduled as follows:

Smash & Grab — Oct. 14 at 12 p.m. EDT
All cyberattacks first start with reconnaissance. The threat agent learns about the network and how it is designed and looks for vulnerabilities that make it possible to execute a compromise and move horizontally in the network. In this three-part interactive event, Black Box experts will help IT pros assume the role of a hacker and understand recon and front-door attack methodologies.

Ransomware & Insider Threat — Nov. 18 at 12 p.m. EST
The Smash & Grab clinic explained how to find vulnerabilities in the network. In this clinic attendees will learn how to exploit those vulnerabilities. They’ll find out how ransomware works by executing an attack in a lab environment, and they’ll act as an evil insider to perform a data breach by exfiltrating data.

Access Control and Centralized Defense — Dec. 16 at 12 p.m. EST
Now that attendees have compromised hosts and exfiltrated data, it is time to perform at the policy level by applying network access control and centralized event monitoring. Attendees will discover the keys to responding to a cyber incident by controlling access to network resources and monitoring event data using Splunk to look out for malicious threats.

IT and security professionals who are interested in these clinics may register and sign up for notifications about the clinics at

Further information about Black Box and the company’s Global Solutions Integration services offerings is available at

About Black Box
Black Box® is a trusted IT solutions provider delivering cutting-edge technology solutions and world-class consulting services to businesses on every continent. The breadth of our global reach and depth of expertise accelerate customer success by bringing people, ideas, and technology together to solve real-world business problems. Our IT infrastructure solutions, services, and products enable secure, flawless connectivity and meaningful collaboration across town or around the globe.

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