- Connected car hacking by Guillaume Heilles & Maxime Rossi Bellom
- RF hacking with software-defined radio by Sébastien Dudek
- TEEPwn: breaking TEEs by experience by Cristofaro Mune
- BootPwn – pwning secure boot by experience by Niek Timmers
- Machine learning and SCA: an advanced tutorial by Stjepan Picek
- Advanced microcontrollers firmware exploitation by Alexander Bolshev
- Embedded physical attacks 101 by Lejla Batina, Kostas Papagiannopoulos, Leo Weissbart & Niels Samwel
Organizations around the world have had to adjust their teaching to now be carried out online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, creating the perfect online learning & training experience for everyone is not the easiest task, but paying attention to the students’ requirements and perseverance can do the deed. Our main goal was to continue offering relevant, high quality and hands-on trainings, since we believe that effective training experiences help employees bridge gaps and build targeted skills.
All training sessions happened in parallel, in the same time slot every day between 9am CEST and 2pm CEST with a break at noon.
To make this happen, we upgraded our Basic Zoom Account to Business Account, which ensured that we can have 10 host accounts, accommodating more than 300 participants
Each trainer was accompanied and assisted by a hardwear.io team member who operated as the moderator of the session, ensuring that everything runs smoothly by:
- testing trainers’ audio & video, assigning co-host status to trainers
- allowing students in the training session & taking attendance
- announcing daily plans, sharing feedback form
- assisting trainers for any help on the platform (opening breakout sessions, etc.)
- even encouraging people to turn on their audio & video for a more intuitive experience – yet this is still something that we must work on
Securing trainers’ intellectual property
To ensure that the intellectual property of our trainers is secured against potential piracy:
- all trainings happened live on Zoom;
- none of the sessions were recorded;
- participants could join the sessions only by using their names provided at the registration.
Breakout sessions and Discord
Our trainers used Zoom to deliver their classes with the possibility of using:
- Zoom Breakout Rooms and
- a training-specific Discord Channel allowing students to raise questions or request help
We’ve noticed that students highly appreciated these options – breakout room sessions ensured short 1:1 sessions with the trainer to explain lab assignments, whereas on discord channel students could further discuss their questions and experiences while also networking with their fellow students.