Course Overview:

An increasing number of nation state actors, scammers, fraudsters, and insider threats aim to hack aspects of our networks that cannot be patched—the people. As this risk grows, many high-profile cybersecurity failures highlight the need for red-teaming and penetration testing of organizations to protect a company as well as its clients, strategic partners, and employees.

The Cyber Role Player Operations Course (CRPOC) educates and trains red team and pen testing professionals on an operational framework to strengthen your organization’s security and enhance its mission through cyber role playing, and learn how to recognize the methodology used by these nefarious nation state, criminal, and insider threat actors.

The CRPOC enhances your workforce through lecture-based instruction reinforced through practical application and “live” exercises that culminate in scenario-driven free-play.

Training is provided at the unclassified level and can be tailored to your organization’s specific structure and objectives.

The CRPOC can be provided in-person at a location of your choosing (client must provide internet connectivity), or remotely if required. Attendees will return with advanced knowledge of cyber persona layer operational elements and execution, as well as practical application of goal-oriented communication through social networking applications.


John Hoffner

Director, Offensive Cyber Programs, CRD

John Hoffner enlisted in 1994, retiring in 2017 as the S-2 of 3d Marine Regiment. A graduate of Penn State with an advanced degree from Naval PostGrad (MS ITM & PhD abd), John served in every facet of the USMC, all parts of the MAGTF, Joint assignments, and HQMC. He deployed with Prowlers, SOF, and stood up RC-Southwest in over 2 years deployed to the AOH. Retirement provided opportunities in cybersecurity, identity management, and signature reduction until joining CRD to merge that with the conduct of offensive cyberspace operations and information operations planning.

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