IT Security Boot Camp

September 9 - 13, 2024, in Zurich

The boot camp is a 5 day practical training about IT security for Bachelor and Master students.

During the boot camp you will learn how to attack systems, find security misconfiguration, and how to abuse them. In the second part of the training, you will learn how to figure out what happened on an infected infrastructure and perform basic investigative steps. To gain more hands-on experience, you'll have access to a cloud-based lab environment, where you can actually perform attacks yourself and also find traces of malicious activities.

What will you learn

From the attacker's perspective:

  • Reconnaissance (e.g. OSINT)
  • Initial Access
  • Execution & Discovery
  • Local Privilege Escalation
  • Lateral Movement (e.g. Active Directory)
  • Exercise practical attacks on the Compass dedicated lab

From the defender's perspective:

  • Enterprise-Wide Forensics & Incident Response with Velociraptor
  • Basic countermeasure to be applied during an incident

Your Benefits

  • Know-how exchange between other students and teachers
  • Gain insights regarding real cases and problems from our daily job
  • Access to our training platform (Hacking-Lab)
  • Access to our cloud training infrastructure (one separate lab per participant)
  • Free snacks and coffee
  • Free lunch
  • Free beer


  • Be passionate about IT security
  • Be a Bachelor's/Master's student in information technology, electrical engineering, maths, or physics with relevant specialization subjects in cyber
  • Bring your own laptop. Everything is browser-based, you don't have to install any tools


DateSeptember 9 - 13, 2024
09.00 - 16.00
LocationCompass Security, Josefstrasse 53, 8005 Zurich
CostsThe boot camp incl. the benefits are free of charge. 
Costs for travel and accommodation are to be covered by the participants.
RegistrationRegistration deadline: July 31, 2024. The number of seats is limited.


How can you join?

  1. First, send an email to hr(at) with your CV and few sentences about what makes you passionate about security.
  2. We will evaluate your profile (background, faculty, program and specialization subjects, part-time/full-time study, planned graduation year)
  3. We will confirm your participation
  4. Enjoy the summer
  5. Join the Compass Security boot camp in September
Are you curious, but do you still have some doubts? We are happy to talk to you about it and answer your questions! Please contact cyrill.brunschwiler(at)