DNS Blackholing with Pi-Hole (aka How To Block Unwanted Ads & Malware on your network for cheap) presented at CircleCityCon 2017

by Arden Meyer,

Summary : This training will cover the basics of DNS and how it can be manipulated for either exfiltration or protection and used in forensics or as a basic IOC. Focus will be placed on the idea behind a DNS blackhole for blocking access to unwanted sites (be it for advertisements, malware, or stopping the children from going to adult sites).
Students will be shown how to install and configure a Pi-Hole then deploy it to protect their own network (home or small-business). To gain the most from this class students should bring a Raspberry Pi (Pi-3 preferred) with power and a 16GB microSD card, plus a laptop and a network cable.
No previous experience is necessary, however familiarity with linux will help. If you are new to the Raspberry Pi, it is strongly suggested you attend the class "The Basics Power of Pi" also being offered at Circle City Con.