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Black Ops Hacking for Pentesters - Master Level

SensePost | July 30-31 & August 1-2


Criminal markets have grown at an alarming rate. From financial fraud classes on offer in Brasil, to Russian botnet masters renting out expertise and infrastructure for those wishing to start a career in cyber crime, the tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP's) used by attackers today go beyond simply getting lucky with SQLi in an HTML form.

Our Master course is about emulating such attackers in gaining access to all areas of the OSI layer, including 8 (the human). From initial footprinting of a target environment, to building up an attack pattern based on architecture choices, to targeting humans and gaining an initial foothold into the network using phishing campaigns and techniques used by APT actors.

This course is all about targeting individuals and networks and moving laterally undetected.

At the end of this course, students will be versed in the art of:

  • Multi-vector client-side attack vectors (host, network, application and mobile) and compromise.
  • Running and maintaining a successful botnet campaign (Betabot)
  • Payload construction & AV evasion
  • Privilege escalation and persistence.
  • Data harvesting and extrusion.
  • Post exploitation under Windows, OS X and Linux.
  • Lateral network movement.

What's new for 2016?
In what is our biggest change to training at Blackhat in over 15 years, we've moved our entire training operation into Amazon's AWS cloud.

This means that each student signing up to our courses gets access to their own training environment, allowing for as much haxory and experimentation, without other students being impacted. We've also strived to make the theory as practical as possible and break away from death by slides.

It means we are able to move our training away from having "theory sections" and "practical sections" to a full course of pure pwnage.

Who Should Take this Course

Master is designed for experienced penetration testers, network administrators, security professionals, and IT security enthusiasts who have a need to acquaint themselves with real-world offensive penetration testing techniques, tactics, and tools.

Student Requirements

Our Master course is aimed at existing penetration testers and people with a solid and technical understanding of penetration testing tools and techniques. Using Nmap, metasploit and getting a webshell should not be new concepts.

What Students Should Bring

Students should bring a laptop that is capable of running a Kali VMware image, has a Ethernet port available (or a USB Ethernet adapter) and a user that has administrator rights. Please do not bring any devices that contain "Corporate" information.

What Students Will Be Provided With

We have developed a training portal that will be made available to all students before they attend Blackhat. This portal allows you to register an account and gain access to the slides used and any prerequisite information we feel would help you get the best out of this course. All content for the course, including tools required and instructions to configure your environment, will be made available via the training portal before you start, which means less time setting up and more time for learning.

Access to this portal will not stop once the course has finished, allowing you to continue learning in the weeks/months after Blackhat.


All trainers are working analysts in the offensive realm. From stalking corporates to writing malware, infiltrating networks and exfiltrating data, the trainer is well-versed in doing this on a daily basis.