Black Hat Digital Self Defense USA 2004

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Black Hat USA Training 2004
Caesars Palace Las Vegas • July 26-27

Course Length: 2 days

Cost: US $2000 before July 1, 2004 or US $2200 after July 1, 2004
All course materials, lunch and two coffee breaks will be provided. NOTE: this is a two day course. A Foundstone Certificate of Completion will be offered.


Two Day Course
July 26-27
Ultimate Hacking: Expert

What to bring:
Nothing to bring. All necessary equipment will be provided including preconfigured workstations, tools and utilities.

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Designed as the natural follow-on course to Ultimate Hacking and other “hacking” classes, Ultimate Hacking: Expert brings your security skills up-to-date with the latest techniques, exploits and threats. This is an action packed two day hands-on course designed for the advanced security professional interested in discovering the inner workings of serious security vulnerabilities and the most effective techniques to counter them.

But don’t just listen to us – put your skills to use and learn by doing. Foundstone challenges you with countless hands on exercises and demonstrate your expertise as you race other students to achieve the ultimate goal…getting root.

Topics include:

  • Advanced network reconnaissance including stealth scans and identification of services running on non-standard ports
  • Monitoring switched networks using arp spoofing and other techniques
  • The dangers and detection of covert channels are explored using ICMP, UDP, TCP and HTTP protocols
  • SQL hacking methodologies
  • Advanced UNIX configuration techniques
  • Compile and test malicious Linux Kernel Modules

Why Do We Teach This Class?
Keeping up with the latest security threats, techniques, and tools is a never ending challenge. Ultimate Hacking: Expert meets the experienced security pro’s needs by focusing on the most sophisticated attack vectors.

Skipping theory and hacker basics, Foundstone instructors dig deep into these developing threats to give you the raw knowledge and the hands-on experience to proactively secure your systems and develop countermeasures for possible future attacks.

Who Teaches This Class?
Your instructors are simply the very best. Foundstone instructors are practicing security consultants who bring real world experiences from their hundreds of security engagements to the classroom. They have a broad range of expertise and have collectively taught thousands of students. 

Dedicated to pushing boundaries and staying at the fore-front of hacking techniques and technologies, our students have said, “These guys are scary…you should lock them up!”

What Do I Get?
You get more than just knowledge of the latest hacker tricks and techniques. You take home the following cool stuff:

  • A copy of “HackNotes: Linux – Unix Security Portable Reference
  • Foundstone t-shirt
  • Certificate of Completion
  • CD carrying case
  • FS Live™ – the newly released, full featured Unix Attack and Penetration system on a bootable CD from Foundstone. Based on the Knoppix Live Linux distribution, Foundstone has collected and configured the most requested security tools to run off a bootable CD. Now you can use all of these vital tools with no hardware and software configuration issues!

Plus you don’t need to bring anything with you to the class. You will have your own dual-boot Windows/Linux laptop to use throughout the class as your attack platform as you put your new skills to work.

Who Should Take the Course?
System and network administrators, security personnel, auditors, and consultants with advanced Windows and UNIX skills and at least 3 years of security experience to fully benefit from this class. If you do not have advanced level skills, please consider taking the Foundstone Ultimate Hacking: Black Hat Edition class also being offered at Black Hat.

Students are eligible to receive 16 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits upon completion of class. Foundstone will automatically forward your information to ISC2. If you would like to take part in this service, please bring your ID number to class.

Cost: US $2000 before July 1, 2004 or US $2200 after July 1, 2004
All course materials, lunch and two coffee breaks will be provided.
NOTE: this is a two day course. A Foundstone Certificate of Completion will be offered.



Foundstone's management team and selected staff are uniquely qualified to present this material, having performed hundreds of security assessments for Fortune 500 companies. Instructors have managed or directed the security-assessment teams at three of the Big 5 accounting firms, as well as amassed real-world experience ranging from the United States Air Force to Wall Street. Members of the instructor team authored the best-selling Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions and write a weekly column for InfoWorld magazine. They are also frequent speakers at industry conferences such as NetWorld+Interop, Usenix, and the Black Hat Briefings.

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