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This class is designed for Information Security Professionals who want a jump-start on the best ways to defend their networks against current and next generation attacks. Everything in this class is designed to stop real-world attacks. Every topic has a hands-on lab section.

This class is created from years of penetration testing by the PaulDotCom team. We have assembled the basic core security fundamentals that would shutdown all but the most advanced attackers.

If you are new to security and you desperately want to know how to jumpstart your security architecture and personal knowledgebase, then this is the class for you.

From the class author: "When I got started in information security I wished I had a security blueprint, something to get me going in the right direction. Likewise, today PaulDotCom security weekly's most common question from our listeners is 'how do I get started?' This class answers that question." Paul Asadorian – Founder PaulDotCom Security Weekly

Who Should Take This Class

Anyone new to information security, those responsible for defending networks and systems (intro level)

Student Requirements, Experience/Expertise

Familiar with Windows and Linux basics

Student Requirements, Equipment/Software Students must Furnish (be very specific):

  • Host system with at least 2 Gig of memory
  • VMware Player, Workstation or Fusion
  • Windows XP, Windows 7, or OS X

List of Materials You will Provide to Students

Class slides and a DVD with the necessary tools and the OCM VM, which is a fully functional Linux system with the tools of OCM installed and ready to go for the class and in their work environment.


Paul Asadooria has been conducting penetration tests since 2003, including internal penetration tests for academia and independent tests of businesses from small to the Fortune 500. He is the "Product Evangelist" for Tenable Network Security, where he does not have to wear a robe, but use Tenable's vulnerability management products and tell people about the cool features. Paul is also the founder of PaulDotCom, where he produces award-winning shows on hacking and computer security. Paul also loves hacking embedded systems and co-authored the book "WRT54G Ultimate Hacking," on hacking Linksys routers.