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Advanced Infrastructure Hacking

Notsosecure | November 10-11


Note: This is a fast paced version of the original 4 days class, cut down to 2 days. To fit the entire training material within 2 days, the exercises have been replaced by demos which will shown by the instructor for each exercise. Students will receive FREE 1 month lab access to still practice each exercise after the class

Whether you are penetration testing, Red Teaming, or trying to get a better understanding of managing vulnerabilities in your environment, understanding advanced hacking techniques for infrastructure devices and systems is critical.
The Advanced Infrastructure course will get the attendees familiarized with a wealth of hacking techniques for common Operating systems and networking devices. Attendees will also be given 1 month FREE access to an online lab (after the class) to help them practice the concepts taught in the class. While prior pentest experience is not a strict requirement, a prior use of common hacking tools such as metasploit is recommended for the class. The following is the syllabus for the class:

Day 1:
  • TCP/IP basics
  • Network Enumeration
  • Port scanning
  • Traceroute Firewalking*
  • TCP/UDP/ICMP scanning
  • Advanced host enumeration
  • Database Exploitation *
  • Password cracking *
  • Advanced Password cracking*
  • Windows Vulnerabilities
  • Hosts Enumeration
  • Remote exploits
  • Local privilege escalation
  • Pass the hash
  • Compromising Windows Domain

  • Linux Vulnerabilities
  • Finger
  • Rservices
  • NFS Hacks
  • SSH hacks
  • X11 vulnerabilities *
  • Local Privilege escalation
  • Kernel exploits
  • Weak file permissions
  • SUID/SGID scripts
  • CRON Jobs
  • Inetd services *
  • VLAN Hopping*
  • VPN
  • Exploiting insecure VPN configuration
  • Insecure SNMP configuration
  • Exploiting VoIP

* Due to time constraints, it will not be possible to cover these topics. However, the training material related to these topics will be provided to the attendees.

Who Should Take this Course

System Administrators, Penetration testers, security enthusiasts and anyone who wants to take their skills to next level. The course is also ideal for those who have successfully obtained CREST CRT certification and are now preparing for the Advanced CCT certification.

Student Requirements

Attendees should bring their own laptop with Kali Linux running either natively or in a VMware platform. A previous knowledge of common hacking/enumeration tools such as nmap, metasploit etc is recommended for the class.

What Students Should Bring

Same as above

What Students Will Be Provided With

Access to a hacking lab not just during the course but for 30 days after the class too. This gives them plenty of time to practice the concepts taught in the class. 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 training, along with student hand-outs.


Sumit "sid" Siddharth is the founder of NotSoSecure Ltd, a specialist IT security firm delivering high-end IT security consultancy and Training. Prior to NotSoSecure, he worked as Head of Penetration Testing for a leading IT security company in UK. He has more than 9 years of experience in Penetration Testing. Sid has authored a number of whitepapers and tools. He has been a Speaker/Trainer at many security conferences including numerous Black Hat, DEF CON, OWASP Appsec, HITB etc. Sid is also a co-author of the book SQL Injection: Attacks and Defence (2nd edition). Over the years, Sid has identified several critical flaws in leading software and helped fix these bugs. These include products from Microsoft, Oracle, Intel, Wordpress etc. He has trained several security consultants/penetration testers and helped them get better at their jobs.

Anant Shrivastava is an information security professional with 7+ yrs of corporate experience with expertise in Mobile, application and Linux Security. He has trained ~300 delegates at various conferences (BlackHat USA - 2015, Nullcon - 2015, g0s - 2013, c0c0n - 2013, Nullcon - 2012). He holds various industry recognized certifications such as SANS GWAPT (GIAC Certified Web Application Testing and RHCE (RedHat certified Engineer). Co-author for OWASP Testing guide version4. He is credited with multiple responsible public disclosures (refer www.osvdb.org/creditees/10234-anant-shrivastava). He also maintains an Android Security distribution called Android Tamer (www.androidtamer.com) and also runs an responsible disclosure program for open source softwares under the name CodeVigilant (www.codevigilant.com).

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