Saturday 9th November, 2013
9:00am to 5:00pm
SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploits, and Ethical Hacking is designed as a logical progression point for those who have completed SANS SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, or for those with existing penetration testing experience. Students with the prerequisite knowledge to take this course will walk through dozens of real-world attacks used by the most seasoned penetration testers. The methodology of a given attack is discussed, followed by exercises in a real-world lab environment to solidify advanced concepts and allow for the immediate application of techniques in the workplace. Each day includes a two-hour evening bootcamp to allow for additional mastery of the techniques dis- cussed and even more hands-on exercises. A sample of topics covered include weaponizing Python for penetration testers, attacks against network access control (NAC) and VLAN manipulation, network device exploitation, breaking out of Linux and Windows restricted environments, IPv6, Linux privilege escalation and exploit-writing, testing cryptographic implementations, fuzzing, defeating modern OS controls such as ASLR and DEP, Return Oriented Programming (ROP), Windows exploit-writing, and much more!
It is well-known that attackers are becoming cleverer and their attacks more complex. In order to keep up with the latest attack methods, one must have a strong desire to learn, the support of others, and the opportunity to practice and build experience. SANS SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploits, and Ethical Hacking engages attendees with in-depth knowledge of the most prominent and powerful attack vectors and an environment to perform these attacks in numerous hands-on scenarios. This course goes far beyond simple scanning for low-hanging fruit, and shows penetration testers how to model the abilities of an advanced attacker to find significant flaws in a target environment and demonstrate the business risk associated with these flaws.
SEC660 starts off by introducing advanced penetration concepts, and an overview to help prepare students for what lies ahead. The focus of day one is on network attacks, an area often left untouched by testers. Topics include accessing, manipulating, and exploiting the network. Attacks are performed against NAC, VLANs, OSPF, 802.1X, CDP, IPv6,VOIP, SSL, ARP, SNMP, and others. Day two starts off with a technical module on performing penetration testing against various cryptographic implementations. The rest of the day is spent on network booting attacks, escaping Linux restricted environments such as chroot, and escaping Windows restricted desktop environments. Day three jumps into an introduction of Python for penetration testing, Scapy for packet crafting, product security testing, network and application fuzzing, and code coverage techniques. Days four and five are spent exploiting programs on the Linux and Windows operating systems. You will learn to identify privileged programs, redirect the execution of code, reverse-engineer programs to locate vulnerable code, obtain code execution for administrative shell access, and defeat modern operating system controls such as ASLR, canaries, and DEP using Return Oriented Program- ming (ROP) and other techniques. Local and remote exploits, as well as client-side exploitation techniques are covered. The final course day is dedicated to numerous penetration testing challenges requiring you to solve complex problems and capture flags.
SANS Certified Instructor
Director, EMEA at SANS and Director of Technology Strategy at security firm Sophos. James comes from a background in cryptography but over the years has worked in a wide variety of security problem domains including anti-malware and hacking. James spent many years as a hands-on analyst dealing with deep technical issues and is a self-professed "massive geek". Eventually James escaped dark rooms and learned some social skills, and today is a keen presenter at conferences and industry events. With a wide range of experience working in a technical and a strategic capacity from incident response to forensics with some of the world's largest and most paranoid organisations James participates in industry panels, policy groups, and is a frequently-called-upon expert advisor all over the world. James is a frequent guest lecturer and often appears in the media including national TV. As a young spokesperson for the industry James is extremely passionate about talent development and participates in initiatives to identify new talent for the industry and to develop it. Ask James to show you his best geek party trick.
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