Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2011
Hacker Halted, EC-Council’s premier information security event, announces its most rigorous, hands-on penetration testing training to date with “Advanced Penetration Testing: Pen Testing High Security Environments,” at this year’s conference in Miami, October 21-27.
The Advanced Penetration Testing course is an intense three-day technical training course, led by the EC-Council’s CAST instructors, that provides a thorough understanding of how to pen-test highly secured environments like government agencies and financial institutions. It is an advanced course designed for experienced professionals, and 80 percent of the class involves hands-on hacking labs.
“This is a real world attack training course designed for experienced information security professionals who want to be better trained for pen-testing heavily protected networks,” said Leonard Chin, conference director for Hacker Halted USA. “There is a steep learning curve with this course, due to its hands-on nature, but those who complete the course will benefit enormously in their professional careers as they will learn the most advanced tactics in attack and defense for the world’s most secure networks and applications.”
Students of the Advanced Penetration Testing training course will learn how to attack operating systems like Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and the latest Linux Servers – all fully patched and hardened, and running on servers with Intrusion Detection Systems and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS) in place. They will get their hands dirty with everything from bypassing IDS and IPS, to using the weapons of choice for the infamous LulzSec hacker collective: cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, and Remote File Inclusion (RFI).
The course starts with attacking heavily protected environments from the outside, and dealing with load balancing, deep packet inspection and network-based IDS/IPS. Next, students will attack web applications and deal with common application security measures in PHP/ASP.NET and Web application firewalls. Students then learn how to attack from the LAN, and deal with NAC solutions, locked down workstations/GPOs and host-based IDS/IPS. At the end of the course, students will learn how to gain control of the active directory.
Those who complete the course will gain invaluable experience in pen-testing a high security network environment, such as those within a government agency or financial institution. Specifically, they will learn how to move around the network without being detected by IDS/IPS, how to circumvent common security implementations such as Locked, and how to down desktops, GPOs, IDS/IPS/WAF, etc.
The three-day Advanced Penetration Testing training course is comprised of eight training modules that include:
Module 1: Advanced Scanning
Module 2: Attacking From the Web
Module 3: Client-Side Pentesting
Module 4: Attacking From the LAN
Module 5: Breaking out of Restricted Environments
Module 6: Bypassing Network-Based IDS/IPS
Module 7: Privilege Escalation
Module 8: Post-Exploitation
Hacker Halted Academy offers over 15 IT security courses, and will take place from October 21-24 at the Intercontinental Miami, followed by the Hacker Halted conference, which takes place October 25-27.
In addition to the Advanced Penetration Testing training course, Hacker Halted Academy will also feature other advanced and technical security training such as advanced network defense, advanced application security, digital mobile forensics, and cryptography. There is also a suite of EC-Council certification training, including the DoD-accepted Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) among others available. Strategic partners, including ISC(2), Training Camp and Global Knowledge, will also be offering other industry standard courses, such as the CISSP, CSSLP, and Security+.
For more information, please visit http://www.hackerhalted.com/2011
ABOUT HACKER HALTED
Hacker Halted is EC-Council’s premier global information security conference series, dedicated to raising international awareness towards increased education and ethics in information security. Hacker Halted is a vendor neutral platform that provides CXOs and senior IT security professionals with the opportunity to assess best practices in acquiring, implementing, managing, and measuring information security. Hacker Halted provides EC-Council certification training, including the renowned Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) program (a recently accepted certification of DoD Directive 8570.01M Change 2). Since 2004, Hacker Halted has been held in Miami, Myrtle Beach, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Dubai, Mexico City, Cairo, Taipei, Guangzhou, and Tokyo. More information about Hacker Halted is available at http://www.hackerhalted.com/2011.
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity and e-commerce. It is the owner and developer of 20 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT). EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 40,000 members. Its certification programs are offered by over 450 training centers across 84 countries. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted information security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More information about EC-Council is available at http://www.eccouncil.org.