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Introduction to Pentesting
December 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm EST
Instructor: John Strand
Course Length: 16 Hours
Includes: Twelve months of complimentary access to the Antisyphon Cyber Range, certificate of participation, six months access to class recordings.
This class is part of the Antisyphon Snake Oil? Summit 2023. Registration for any Snake Oil? Summit class includes registration for the summit and all of its presentations, talks, and streams.
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Are you looking to make a transition into pentesting but are overwhelmed or just don’t know how to get started? With numerous different types of engagements, operational phases, and a constant flood of new vulnerabilities hitting the industry, the journey into penetration testing can quickly become confusing.
In this training course, we will examine the different types of penetration testing engagements and take a deep dive into establishing a repeatable testing methodology for executing quality tests. We will look at some tools of the trade to understand what they are doing under the hood, identify what separates a great finding from a good finding in reports, and really zero in on establishing your own methodology!
By the end of the training, you can expect to leave with a firm understanding of how pentests are executed and a newfound comfortability performing penetration tests. We will also provide numerous resources and tools that will help you pave your way into a pentesting career!
- Stable Internet access
- x86 architecture CPU clocked at 2 GHz or higher that is capable of nested virtualization
(Apple Silicon is currently not supported)
- A computer with at least 8 GB of RAM. 16 GB is recommended
- VMWare Workstation or VMWare Fusion
(VirtualBox and other VM software is not supported)
- Windows 10/11, MacOSX+, or a currently supported Linux Distribution
- Full Administrator/root access to your computer or laptop
Trainer & Author
John Strand has consulted and taught thousands of classes and hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and penetration testing. He is a coveted speaker and much-loved former SANS instructor and course author. John is a contributor to the industry shaping Penetration Testing Execution Standard and 20 Critical Security Controls frameworks.
In 2008, John founded Black Hills Information Security (BHIS), a pentesting company that strives to understand its clients from a holistic perspective, emphasizing collaboration and education over stunt hacking. Since then, BHIS has grown to become a “tribe of companies” that includes Antisyphon Infosec Training, Active Countermeasures (ACM), Wild West Hackin’ Fest (WWHF), and more!