• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Description
Hack your way to a secure and threat-free environment using best-in-class tools and techniques.

This video course provides a good starting point from which to learn ethical hacking and identify threats and vulnerabilities to secure your IT environment.

We'll begin by introducing you to the best tools around; these are essential to get you started with penetration testing. Next, we'll introduce you to a basic hacking technique: reconnaissance. You'll get hands-on experience working with Metasploit and testing the effectiveness of different defenses. Next, you'll learn about sniffing and how effective the Man-in-the-Middle attack can be. We'll take you through a coffee shop scenario to further your understanding. You'll get the hang of bypassing different defenses, then learn how hackers use networks to gain access to different systems.

About the author

Gary Dewey is an IT consultant specializing in security. A graduate of SUNY Broome's computer security and forensics degree program in New York, he has attended numerous B-Sides conferences and spoken at B-Sides in Rochester, New York. Gary participated in the 2015 US Cyber Challenge held at Virginia Tech. He is an active member of the Triple Cities Makerspace, a non-profit organization dedicated to community collaboration and learning. He enjoys hiking and cats.

Learning Objectives

Stage attacks to your own advantage
Work with the Metasploit toolkit to test the effectiveness of defenses
Incorporate sniffing with the Man-in-the-Middle attack
Bypass modern security defenses to understand the ins and outs of security
Understand how networks are exploited by attackers

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.