Hacking by Numbers: BlackOps Edition


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USA 2011 Weekend Training Session //July 30-31

USA 2011 Weekday Training Session //August 1-2


Hacking By Numbers "BlackOps Edition" is your final course in the HBN series before being deployed into "Combat". Here, you'll sharpen your skills in real scenarios before being shipped off to battle. Where Bootcamp focuses on methodology and Combat focuses on thinking, BlackOps covers tools and techniques to brush up your skills on data exfiltration, privilege escalation, pivoting, client-side attacks and even a little exploit writing. You'll also focus on practical elements of attacking commonly found systems. The course is instructor-lead, with slides and structured labs that guide students through numerous scenarios. This is hands-on hacking made fun. Topics include:

  • The difference between exploiting and owning a system
  • Tunneling, pivoting and data exfiltration
  • Client side attacks
  • Owning the client using XSS
  • Extranet hacking
  • Privilege escalation
  • Basic custom exploit writing


BlackOps naturally follows directly from Bootcamp Edition, and prepares students for Combat Edition - our ultimate hands-on course. It should not be your first hacking course, but can be taken back-to-back with Bootcamp or with Combat, depending on your existing level of experience. Although prior participation in an HBN course is not a prerequisite, significant exposure to hacking training, tools and techniques is highly recommended.

Who should attend:

Information security officers, system and network administrators, security consultants, government agencies and other nice people with some basic technical experience will all benefit from the valuable insights provided by this class. Professional penetration testers just entering the field will also appreciate the structured, practical approach.

What to bring:

Just Yourself. All necessary equipment will be provided, including pre-configured laptops, tools and utilities.

To Take Home:

Students will be provided a purpose built removable wifi card and bootable tools CD to take home with them after the course...

Course Trainers:

SensePost proposes to use experienced world-class technicians with extensive training experience. The course will be presented by one of the following course leaders:

Marco Slaviero (MSc) is an Associate at SensePost focused on providing penetration-testing services to global clients in the financial services, mining and telecommunications sectors. Marco specializes in web application assessments with a side interest in thick applications and network assessments. His background is academic and he finds the security industry a little bewildering if complete fun.

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