Hacking by Numbers: Combat Training


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USA 2011 Weekend Training Session //July 30-31

USA 2011 Weekday Training Session //August 1-2


Combat Edition is our premier hacker training course. From the first hour, to the final minutes students are placed in different offensive scenarios as they race the clock to breach systems. Using experienced gained from thousands of assessments over the years, we have created dozens of real-life lab exercises who's solutions lie much more in the technique and an out-of-box thought process than in the use of scripts or tools. Each exercise is designed to teach a specific lesson and will be discussed in detail after they are completed; however there are no lab sheets or lectures as this course is non-stop hacking. In this way you learn from talented SensePost instructors, your colleagues and your own successes and failures.


SensePost will provide fully configured laptop computers as well as CDs with all the tools and materials used in the course. Students need to ensure they have the necessary level of skill. Combat is a course for experienced pentesters and technical analysts. A solid understanding and technical experience of hacking tools, skills and techniques is an absolute prerequisite.

Students without the requisite technical skills are encouraged to consider 'Bootcamp Edition'.


Combat follows on from HBN Special Forces. Prior participation in HBN courses is not a perquisite, but significant practical experience in infrastructure and application hacking tools and techniques is.

Who Should Attend:

Combat Edition is recommended for professional penetration testers only and those with two or more years' experience at performing security assessments.

Free additional tools workshop:

After the first day of the course SensePost offers a free additional workshop on using their suite of hacking tools, including Wikto, Aura, Suru, Crowbar, BidiBLAH and others, copies of which will be distributed to all students. The tools workshop is open to all attendees of any SensePost course and run in the evening after training on Saturday 28 and Monday 30 July. Precise times and locations will be announced during the training courses.

Course Length:

Two days. All course materials, lunch and two coffee breaks will be provided. A Certificate of Completion will be offered.

What to bring:

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

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.

Junaid Loonat. Working as a Senior Security Analyst for SensePost, Junaid conducts penetration tests for clients ranging from small businesses to global enterprises. During these assessments, Junaid exploits weaknesses within application business logic and functionality. Prior to joining SensePost, Junaid formed part of an Application Security Team for a major financial institution with a global presence.

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