Training Course USA: Advanced Infrastructure Hacking

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About the course

Our Advanced Infrastructure Hacking course is designed for those who wish to push their knowledge. Whether you are Pen Testing, Red Teaming or trying to get a better understanding of managing vulnerabilities in your environment, understanding advanced hacking techniques is critical.

Class Overview
This course teaches the audience a wealth of advanced Pen Testing techniques, from the neat, to the new, to the ridiculous, to compromise modern Operating Systems, networking devices and Cloud environments. From hacking Domain Controllers to local root, to VLAN Hopping, to VoIP Hacking, to compromising Cloud account keys, we have got everything covered.

Class Details
Attendees will be able to:

  • Enumerate, investigate, target and exploit weaknesses in an organization’s network devices, online presence, and people.
  • Understand complex vulnerabilities and chained exploitation processes in order to gain access and perform restriction bypasses, privilege escalation, data exfiltration and gain long term persistence in: Web facing services, databases, Windows, Active Directory, *nix, container-based, VPN, VLAN, VoIP and Cloud environments.
  • Use compromised devices to pivot onto other private networks and/or access services protected by whitelisting or only accessible via the loopback interface.

Delegates Receive
Access to our hacking lab not just during the course but for 30 days after the course too. This gives Delegates plenty of time to practice the concepts taught in the course. The lab contains a wide variety of challenges from local privilege escalation to VLAN hopping etc. Numerous scripts and tools will also be provided during the course, along with Delegate handouts.

IPv4/IPv6 Scanning, OSINT
Advanced topics in network scanning
Understanding & exploiting IPv6 Targets
Advanced OSINT Data gathering

Web Technologies
Exploiting DVCS (git)
Owning Continuous Integration (CI) servers
Deserialization Attacks (Java, Python, Node, PHP)
Dishonerable Mentions (SSL/TLS, Shellshock)    

Hacking Database Servers

Windows Exploitation
Windows Enumeration and Configuration Issues
Windows Desktop ‘Breakout’ and AppLocker Bypass Techniques (Win 10)
Local Privilege Escalation
A/V & AMSI Bypass techniques
Offensive PowerShell Tools and Techniques
GPO based exploit
Constrained and Unconstrained delegation attack
Post Exploitation Tips, Tools and Methodology

AD Exploitation
Active Directory Delegation Reviews and Pwnage (Win 2012 server)
Pass the Hash/Ticket Pivoting and WinRM Certificates
Pivoting, Port Forwarding and Lateral Movement Techniques
Persistence and backdooring techniques (Golden Ticket, DCSync, LOLBAS)

Linux Exploitation
Linux Vulnerabilities and Configuration Issues
Treasure hunting via enumeration
File Share/SSH Hacks
X11 Vulnerabilities
Restricted Shells Breakouts
Breaking Hardened Web Servers
Local Privilege Escalation
MongoDB exploitation
TTY hacks, Pivoting
Gaining root via misconfigurations
Kernel Exploitation
Post Exploitation and credentials harvesting

Container Breakout
Breaking and Abusing Docker
Kubernetes Vulnerabilities

VPN Exploitation
Exploiting Insecure VPN Configuration

VoIP Attack
VOIP Enumeration
VOIP Exploitation

VLAN Attacks
VLAN Concepts
VLAN Hopping Attacks

Cloud Hacking
AWS/Azure/GCP specific attacks
Storage Misconfigurations
Credentials, API’s and token Abuse
IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, CaaS and Serverless exploitation
Azure AD attacks

It is recommended students complete one of the following courses before taking this course:

  • The Art of Hacking 2020 Edition
  • Infrastructure Hacking 2020 Edition

Who Should Take This Class?
System Administrators, SOC Analysts, Penetration Testers, Network Engineers, security enthusiasts and anyone who wants to take their skills to next level.

While prior pen testing experience is not a strict requirement, familiarity with both Linux and Windows command line syntax will be greatly beneficial and a reasonable technical understanding of computers and networking in general is assumed. Some hands-on experience with tools commonly used by hackers, such as Nmap, NetCat, or Metasploit, will also be beneficial, although, less advanced users can work their way up during the 30 days of complimentary lab access provided as part of the course.

The course is ideal for those preparing for CREST CCT (ICE), CHECK (CTL), TIGER SST and other similar industry certifications, as well as those who perform Penetration Testing on infrastructure as a day job and wish to add to their existing skill set.

Student Requirements
The only requirement for this course is that you must bring your own laptop and have admin/root access on it. During the course, we will give you VPN access to our state-of-art Hacklab which is hosted in our data-center in the UK. Once you are connected to the lab, you will find all the relevant tools/VMs there. We also provide a dedicated Kali VM to each attendee on the hacklab, accessed using SSH. So, you don’t need to bring any VMs with you. All you need is admin access to install the VPN client and once connected, you are good to go!

Attendees may optionally come prepared with an OpenVPN client (e.g. OpenVPN Client for Windows, we suggest Tunnelblick for Mac, the OpenVPN client is often included natively for Linux but may need installing/updating) and

an SSH client (e.g. PuTTY for Windows, generally included natively for Linux/Mac) installed.

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