Masterclass: Hacking and Securing Windows Infrastructure Training

  • Learn via: Virtual Classroom
  • Duration: 5 Days
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For so many years we have been asked to create a course like this! This course is just a great workshop that teaches how to implement securing technologies one at a time. The course covers all aspects of Windows infrastructure security that everybody talks about and during the course you will learn how to implement them! Our goal is to teach you how to design and implement secure infrastructures based on the reasonable balance between security and comfort with great knowledge of attacker’s possibilities. 


This is a deep dive course on infrastructure services security, a must-go for enterprise administrators, security officers and architects. It is delivered by one of the best people in the market in the security field – with practical knowledge from tons of successful projects, many years of real-world experience, great teaching skills and no mercy for misconfigurations or insecure solutions. In this workshop you will investigate the critical tasks for a high-quality penetration test. We will look at the most efficient ways to map a network and discover target systems and services. Once it has been done, we will search for vulnerabilities and reduce false positives with manual vulnerability verification. At the end we will look at exploitation techniques, including the use of authored and commercial tools. In the attack summary we will always go through the securing techniques.


We really want you to leave from the class with practical, ready-to-use knowledge of how to get into the infrastructure.  


Exploits are not the only way to get to systems! We will go through the operating systems’ build in problems and explore how they can be beneficial for hackers! One of the most important things to conduct a successful attack is to understand how the targets work. To the bones! Afterwards everything is clear and the tool is just a matter of our need. 

The course covers all aspects of Windows infrastructure security from the hacker’s mind perspective! Our goal is to show and teach you what kind of mechanisms are allowing to get inside the infrastructure and how to get into operating systems. After the course you will gain penetration tester’s knowledge and tools. To get more practice we offer three extra weeks of labs online!


The course is an intense workshop! During these 5 days we provide caffeine candies – this course is really intense and in order not to miss a thing you MUST stay awake! 


All exercises are based on Windows Server 2016 and 2019, Windows 10 and Kali Linux. This course is based on practical knowledge from tons of successful projects, many years of real-world experience and no mercy for misconfigurations or insecure solutions! 

To attend this training, you should have a good hands-on experience in administering Windows infrastructure. At least 8 years in the field is recommended.

Enterprise administrators, infrastructure architects, security professionals, systems engineers, network administrators, IT professionals, security consultants and other people responsible for implementing network and perimeter security.

Module 1: Hacking Windows Platform 

a) Detecting unnecessary services 

b) Misusing service accounts 

c) Implementing rights, permissions and privileges 


Module 2: Top 50 tools: the attacker's best friends 

a) Practical walkthrough through tools 

b) Using tools against scenarios 

c) Tools for Red Team / Pentesters 

d) Tools for Blue Team 


Module 3: Modern Malware 

a) Techniques used by modern malware 

b) Advanced Persistent Threats 

c) Fooling common protection mechanisms 


Module 4: Physical Access 

a) Misusing USB and other ports 

b) Offline Access techniques 

c) BitLocker unlocking 


Module 5: Intercepting Communication 

a) Communicating through firewalls 

b) Misusing Remote Access 

c) DNS based attacks 


Module 6: Hacking Web Server 

a) Detecting unsafe servers 

b) Hacking HTTPS 

c) Distributed Denial of Service attacks 


Module 7: Data in-Security 

a) Using incorrect file servers’ configuration 

b) Basic SQL Server attacks 

c) Detecting and attacking common network servers 


Module 8: Identity attacks 

a) Pass-the-Hash attacks 

b) Stealing the LSA Secrets 

c) Modern identity attacks techniques 


Module 9: Hacking automation 

a) Misusing administrative scripts 

b) Script based scanning 

c) PowerShell for pen-testers 


Module 10: Designing Secure Windows Infrastructure 

a) Modern attacks and prevention techniques 

b) Malware execution prevention 

c) Enterprise scale security challenges 


Module 11: Securing Windows Platform 

a) Defining and disabling unnecessary services 

b) Implementing secure service accounts 

c) Implementing rights, permissions and privileges 

d) Code signing 


Module 12: Malware Protection 

a) Malware investigation techniques 

b) Analyzing cases of real malware 

c) Implementing protection mechanisms 


Module 13: Managing Physical Security 

a) Mitigating Offline Access 

b) Implementing and managing BitLocker 


Module 14: Public Key Infrastructure Security 

a) Role and capabilities of the PKI in the infrastructure 

b) Designing PKI architecture overview 

c) PKI security – Best practices 


Module 15: Securing Network Communication 

a) Deploying and managing Windows Firewall – advanced and useful features 

b) Deploying and configuring IPsec 

c) Deploying DNS and DNSSEC 


Module 16: Securing Web Server 

a) Configuring IIS features for security 

b) Working with SSL Certificate Support 

c) Monitoring Web Server resources and performance 

d) Deploying Distributed Denial of Service attack prevention 

e) Deploying Network Load Balancing and Web Farms

 

Module 17: Mitigating the identity attacks 

a) Pass-the-Hash attack prevention 

b) LSA protection 

c) Credential Guard 



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