Scheduled Date: To Be Announced.
Course Title: Offensive Hacking Techniques
There is a common saying among information security professionals that goes like this: “There are two kinds of companies, those that have been hacked and those that don’t yet know they have been hacked”.
It is 2015, the year of highly sophisticated targeted attacks, advanced persistent threats (APT), nation-state sponsored hacking groups, zero-day exploits, high profile breaches; and still many organizations around the world don’t know how to protect their information assets from the most basic of hacker attacks.
Join us in this two-day hands-on seminar, where you will learn the offensive tools and techniques that hackers use to penetrate networks, circumvent security controls and gain unauthorized access to systems and data. The participants will have access to a virtual lab with detailed exercise instructions that will help them apply what they will be taught in class and better understand how hackers operate. Defensive controls and countermeasures will also be discussed throughout the course in order to help the participants more effectively detect and/or preventing such attacks.
Demetris Papapetrou is an information security professional with 18 years of experience in information security and risk management. He has acted as a project leader or key specialist for a number of projects at major corporations both in Cyprus and abroad. He is an active member of the information security community performing vulnerability research work, publishing whitepapers and contributing tools. Demetris holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science, he is an Offensive Security Certified Expert, an EC-Council Certified Instructor and a 7Safe Instructor.
Who should attend
This course is intended for those who work in the IT security field, IT auditors, IT managers, IT consultants, IT administrators, security enthusiasts or anyone who wants to learn more about computer hacking and get their hands dirty breaking into networks and systems.
What you should know
Basic understanding of MS Windows and Linux operating systems
Basic understanding of TCP/IP networking principles
What you should bring with you
A laptop running Windows 32bits or 64bits with Administrator level access, 30 GB free space and at least 3GB RAM• Tools will need to be installed on the Windows host machine. If this is not possible then a Windows Virtual Machine should be installed on the host machine.
Alternatively a Linux/Mac OS X laptop with a Windows Virtual Machine
Virtualization software capable of running VMDK images, preferably VMware Player version 6 or later
Register and obtain a Tenable Nessus Home software activation code from http://www.tenable.com/products/nessus-home