Anatomy of a Cyber Attack: Beginner’s Hacking with Metasploit!

Instructors :

Instructor Image Jason Dion

What you'll learn

  • Understand the steps of a cyber attack
  • Understand the basic methodology, tools, and techniques used by hackers in exploiting networks and information systems

Requirements

  • PC or Mac with at least 4 GB of RAM in order to install the virtualization software used in this course
  • Windows XP disc or disc image to setup a vulnerable machine for the labs
  • Kali Linux disc image (free to download, instructions provided in the course)
  • VirtualBox software (free to download, instructions provided in the course)

Description

Updated with the EternalBlue & WannaCry Ransomware Exploit Labs against Windows 7/Server 2008 victims!

** Dissect the Threat! Understand the Importance of Cyber Security **

Your networks are facing a constant barrage of attacks by malicious actors: hackers, hacktivists, script kiddies, advanced persistent threats, and even nation states are all searching for footholds into networks around the globe. System administrators have always been the first line of defense in system security, and in this global cyber war your role has become increasingly important to the security our networks. As the lynchpin to network defense, it is imperative that system administrators understand the vulnerabilities and methodology employed by malicious cyber actors in order to assist in stopping cyber attacks.

In “The Anatomy of a Cyber Attack”, you will learn to dissect the techniques used by hackers in their exploitation of a network. From open-source research and reconnaissance to the exploitation and covering of their tracks, you will learn hands-on techniques to probe your network for vulnerabilities and understand how they are exploited. Taught by an expert in cybersecurity, you will learn to think like a hacker in order to thwart their future attacks on your networks.

A truly eye-opening experience into the world of cybersecurity, “The Anatomy of a Cyber Attack” is essential to understanding the landscape of today’s cyber threats.

What You Will Receive In The Course:

  • Video lectures that are fun, entertaining, and enlightening
  • Walkthrough of building your own penetration testing lab for use in the course
  • Labs for every step of the hacker methodology
    • You can watch the instructor to better understand the threat, or learn to conduct the attack yourself using Metasploit!
  • Practice questions to ensure mastery of each section of the course
  • A solid foundation upon which to conduct further study or certification preparation
    • This course provides a great foundation upon which to build upon for Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) or penetration testing studies!

What This Course Is NOT:

  • Certified Ethical Hacker preparation course
  • IT Certification preparation course
  • Designed to provide a mastery of penetration testing techniques (but will give you a great introduction)

What Students Are Saying About This Course:

  • This is impressive, opened my eyes, and taught me skills necessary for my career. Thanks, Jason! Really good work! (Wayne, 5 stars)
  • One of the best courses I have seen to integrate lecture with demo/labs. (Greg, 5 stars)
  • Nice overview with practical examples. You get an introduction to the tools used so that can be used as a starting point to learn more. (Seppo, 5 stars)

This course is designed for all IT personnel and provides a great overview of the need for cybersecurity through hands-on examples of network and system exploitation. Even beginners will be able to understand the concepts and enjoy the course, but may have some difficult in conducting the attacks themselves. A basic understanding of computers and computer networks is required to understand this course.

Who this course is for:

  • Students who are interested in the cyber threat that exists in today's culture
  • Students interested in learning how hackers are able to attack networks and information systems
  • Students looking for a beginner/overview course for penetration testing and hacking
  • Students wanting an easy to understand course on using Metasploit to conduct penetration testing

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