Build Your Cyber Fortress: A Hands-On Workshop on Setting Up a Free Home Lab with LimaCharlie

Workshop Abstract:

In this hands-on workshop at Hack Red Con, participants will get a comprehensive guide to setting up a free home lab using LimaCharlie’s robust security infrastructure. This workshop is designed for technically inclined individuals from various industries who wish to understand how to set up, monitor, and maintain a home lab environment.

Workshop Date & Time:

Date: September 8th, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: Hack Red Con

Workshop Links:

LC Documentation:
Sensor Install:
Senor Docs:
EDR Capabilities:
Detection Rules:

What to Bring:

Note-taking materials


Basic understanding of cybersecurity concepts
Laptop with administrative rights for software installation

Workshop Goals:

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Setup a LimaCharlie home lab
Understand LimaCharlie’s key features and how to use them effectively
Simulate a Security Operations Center (SOC) environment
Adopt best practices for using LimaCharlie for monitoring and incident response

Instructor Contact Information:

Name: Nick Gipson


9:00 – 9:10 AM: Registration & Welcome Remarks – Sign-in – Brief overview of the day’s agenda
9:10 – 9:50 AM: Introduction to LimaCharlie – What is LimaCharlie?
10:00 – 10:50 AM: Setting Up LimaCharlie – Account creation – Initial Configuration
11:00 – 11:50 AM: Basic Features – Event tracking – Alert configuration – Data visualization
12:00 – 1:30 PM: Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:20 PM: Advanced Features – Custom detections – Data Enrichment – Threat hunting
2:30 – 3:20 PM: Simulating a SOC Environment
3:30 – 4:20 PM: Best Practices – Monitoring strategies – Keeping your lab up to date
4:30 – 5:20 PM: Hands-On Exercise
5:30 – 6:00 PM: Q&A and Closing Remarks – Open floor for questions

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