Black Hat USA Registration Black Hat USA Registration Black Hat USA Briefings Black Hat USA Briefings Black Hat USA Training Black Hat USA Training Black Hat USA Schedule Black Hat USA Schedule Black Hat USA Sponsors Black Hat USA Sponsors Black Hat  USA Special Events Black Hat  USA Special Events Black Hat USA Venue Black Hat USA Venue

On This Page

Hacking by Numbers: Cadet Edition

SensePost | July 27-28



Ends May 31



Ends July 24



Ends July 30


Hacking By Numbers Cadet Edition is offered as an introduction to the art and science of computer hacking. Even with no hacking experience whatsoever Cadet Edition will equip students with the basic thinking and technical skills necessary to start exploring this fascinating world. 'Cadet Edition' is an introductory course for technical people with no previous experience in the world of hacking. The course will present one with background information, technical skills and basic concepts required to get going. This includes some coding and scripting, networking and Internet technologies, basic methodologies, essential thinking skills, tools and current hacking techniques. Cadet Edition is the ideal training ground to prepare one for the HBN Bootcamp, further self-study or other hacking courses.

Some of the Topics Include

Most importantly you will be introduced to the mindset and methodology of a hacker. Learning the tricks, the trade and which tools to use in different situations. HBN courses focus on the hacker mindset and teach students were to look and how to approach problems while weaponizing them in the process.


Cadet Edition is designed for people who have no skill or experience in hacking. Students should have a basic understanding of computer networks, operating systems and will be expected to use command line based utilities.

Why We Love This Course

This course is all about learning in a fun manner. We train from experience and our labs and modules show that. It is a structured introduction to the world of hacking and hacker mindset. The mindset is emphasized not on ‘the what’ but ‘the where’. You’ll learn more about the approach than how to use a tool.

What We'll Provide

SensePost will provide fully configured laptops for use during training. Each student will also receive a course handbook and a USB drive with all the tools, scripts and materials used on the course.

What Students Should Bring

None, laptops will be supplied containing all tools and images required to complete this course.


All of SensePost’s Hacking By Numbers trainers are working penetration testers or developers. This gives us a unique perspective and allows us to bring hacks from the real world to the classroom. What we perform for our clients often makes it into our HBN courses as modules, keeping them fresh and relevant. We love teaching and have been doing so for Black Hat for over a decade now. Our courses are hands on, fun to do and also show real-world scenarios that students will encounter.