Ops 101: Cybersecurity Workshop

11 February 2023

Cybersecurity Workshop

Ops 101: Workshop
Curious about ethical hacking?
Explore the fundamentals of cybersecurity 

Saturday, 11 February 2023 • 10am - 6pm The Innovation Room at Strathvale

Ops 101 is about experiencing what cybersecurity is all about, through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on hands-on usage of the tools and techniques of ethical hackers. The only technical skill required to take the course is basic computer use familiarity. Get a taste of the all-new Code Fellows Cyber Ops program, learn how systems are exploited, so you know how to defend them.

Course Details

  • Ages: 18+
  • Length: 8 hours
  • Tuition: CI $99 Need-based Scholarships Available
  • Taught:  Live remote instruction with in-person instructors 
  • Class Size: 16 participants 
  • You'll Need: A laptop computer and mobile device
  • Programme Partners: Code Fellows, Enterprise Cayman, and Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) 

Course Instructors

  • John Cokos, Director of Curriculum at Code Fellows
  • James McGarvey, BSides Cayman Islands Founder & Owner at Ember Lake 
  • RJ Sudlow, BSides Cayman Islands Founder & Owner at Ember Lake 

In this workshop, you will:

  • Get to try out hacking techniques for yourself in a safe “cyber range”
  • Discover how attackers find weaknesses and attack them
  • Learn to think like a cybercriminal, using tools like social engineering, cryptography, and brute-force attacks
  • Research and report on real-world exploits
  • Explore career pathways to in-demand jobs in pen-testing and cybersecurity


  • General familiarity with using a computer
  • Comfort with web applications like Facebook, Google Docs, or Outlook
  • Recommended typing speed of 30 words per minute


  • What is a hacker?
    What separates the good from the bad
    Case studies in modern cybersecurity
  • How do hackers exploit systems?
    Hands-on practice with finding vulnerabilities
    Team based exercises in building and using hacking skills
  • What does a career in cybersecurity look like?
    Career paths
    Continuous education

Material Requirements
You are required to attend with your own laptop with the Chrome web browser installed, or a Chromebook. Your computer should allow you to participate in the Zoom call, while simultaneously using Chrome for accessing resources online.

Punctuality, participation in discussions, completion of assignments, and demonstration of professional courtesy to others are required, in accordance with our Code of Conduct. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of the workshop. Passing requires attendance at the full workshop.

Programme Partners 

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Please note space is limited to 16 participants. Register your interest below.

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