Workshop: 8 hours of cracking external defenses & pivoting / cyber security 101

Challenge yourself to demonstrate creative problem solving and lateral thinking with 8 hours of grueling training on the latest cyber attack vectors used by Info-sec professionals. During the workshop, the audience will gain insight into detecting, analyzing and bypassing firewall security controls. In addition the audience will engage in compromising a system across the firewall and pivoting from an already compromised machine into the internal LAN.

  • Exploitation with The Metasploit Framework
  • Service-Side and Client-Side Exploitation Techniques
  • Netcat for the Pentester
  • Traffic redirection and Tunneling Techniques
  • Network Scanning
  • Pivoting
  • Windows Command line Kung-FU
  • Obtaining and Passing Password Representations

The primary objective of the workshop is to provide an introduction for those interested in the offensive security arena. A live hacking lab engagement is part of the workshop, therefore you will need to bring a laptop and be ready to install open source security tools to practice the concepts in a controlled, safe and legal environment.

Send $95 to [masked] before RSVPing.

Preparation for Workshop

Enyel S Perez


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  • Shekar

    Hi Enyel, Awesome job! I am looking forward to the next session as well.

    May 21

  • Joseph Guarino

    Enyel you did an amazing job! Looking forward to the next training event!

    May 20

  • Sijin Joseph

    I enjoyed the workshop, Enyel did a good job with the presentation and the exercises. I thought the part on understanding legal implications and keeping yourself legally safe was quite important. We could have skipped the portion on what a penetration tester does and the project scope, reporting etc.

    I think a follow up class with tougher and more open exercises would be helpful in internalizing the information. I did meet very knowledgeable people, and hopefully we can get the study group going to continue what we've learnt here.

    1 · May 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved this session. I think it could have moved a bit faster with some more hands on work. Definitely worth the $95 though.

    Thanks, Enyel.

    1 · May 19

  • David

    Very good session. Personally, I would have preferred less introductory material. I think most of the class didn't need the business-side details of penetration testing. In particular, the report-format suggestions probably didn't apply for too many people. Since time was short, perhaps this section could be dropped. In general, less overview-time, more hands-on-time, would be my preference.
    The class included folks with a variety of IP-networking experience levels. Perhaps some pre-class, introductory materials would have been helpful, to avoid spending time on things like ARP, DNS, and IP routing during the class.
    But these are small quibbles - overall the session was very good. The attack tools and targets were explained well and very easy to use.

    1 · May 19

  • Cho

    Very informative!

    1 · May 19

  • Dan Cerys

    excellent hand-on intro

    1 · May 19

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running a little bit late. Sorry!

    May 19

  • london68

    was wondering about the laptop that we needed, does it need Windows? I have Backtrack installed currently.

    May 14

    • Melih

      I would like to know as well, since there is mention of windows command-line kung-fu.

      May 14

    • Enyel S. Perez

      Please reference a recent message I just sent out to everyone, thanks.

      1 · May 17

  • William Grant

    Put me on the wait-list for cancellations too.

    May 14

    • Enyel S. Perez

      Please note that there are two additional spots available..

      May 14

  • Dan Ellis

    Do these events frequently change location at the last minute? I was really looking forward to this, but getting to Malden is quite a bit different than Cambridge...

    May 14

    • Akshat Pradhan

      @Dan I know, it sucks. It creates a terrible experience for all of us. Securing a stable workshop venue in Cambridge/Boston is a serious problem. We're just a community, not a company, so we don't have any money to pay for venues. If you want a refund, Enyel will definitely give you one. I know there's a lot of demand for the workshops to be held in Cambridge/Boston, but right now, all Enyel could muster up was Malden. If you know of a long term location though, definitely give us a heads up.

      May 14

    • A former member
      A former member

      I thought the same thing at first, but it looks like it's right off the Orange Line T stop in Malden. So if you were planning to take the red-line in, it's one transfer and a few stops away!

      2 · May 14

  • Mark

    Please let me know if anyone cancels

    May 13

  • Larry L Presswood

    Can you ping me if anyone cancels


    May 8

  • Melih

    I'm excited :)

    1 · May 8

  • John Winiger

    Same day as B Side Boston...

    April 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We can also advertise about this training class at Security BSides Boston 2013 if you want Akshat.

      April 23, 2013

    • Akshat Pradhan

      @Roy Perfect! Please do, and let our fellow sec folk about the lockpicking workshop. Thats going to be a fun and relaxing workshop too. Also, this workshop has been moved to May 19, the day after Bsides. So we have a jam packed weekend of security and lulz.

      April 28

  • Erik

    Laptops required? Darn. I'd love to come but I don't have one.

    April 25, 2013

    • Paul Kiely

      Hi Erik..I believe I have a spare laptop I could lend you for the day. Let me know if you're interested. It's running a Linux distro and not Windows so you'd probably want to have some familiarity with Linux.

      2 · April 26

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't know what b-sides is, but I will find out soon. Also Sunday would work for me as far as I can tell.

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For Folks who went to this last time, I have a mac -- anything I should download or read/research ahead of time? I'm a total newb.


    April 17, 2013

  • Enyel S. Perez

    Anthony registration is open, please note that this workshop fills up very quick..

    April 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just tried, and it worked fine.

      April 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just tried again. Success!

      April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a way to set a notification so I know right when registration opens?

    April 16, 2013

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