- Learn how attackers operate with the MITRE ATT&CK® framework
- Audit Windows and Linux endpoints
- Review common attacks
- Use a SIEM to track adversaries
- Understand Offense to Improve Defence
- A Mindset of Learning
- Collect Data and Do Your Research
- The Course Structure
- Lab Overview Connecting to the VPN
- Disconnecting from the VPN
- The DMZ
- Deployment Environments
- Core and Edge Network Devices
- Virtual Private Networks and Remote Sites
- The Importance of the Kill-Chain
- Case Study 1: Monero Cryptomining
- Case Study 2: Petya, Mischa, and GoldenEye
- Tactics, Techniques, and Sub-Techniques
- Case Study 1: OilRig
- Case Study 2: APT3
- Case Study 3: APT28
- Command Prompt
- Visual Basic Script (VBScript)
- Component Object Model
- .NET and .NET Core
- Introduction to Windows Events
- PowerShell and Event Logs
- System Monitor (Sysmon)
- Sysmon and Event Viewer
- Sysmon and PowerShell
- Remote Access with PowerShell Core
- The Security Account Manager (SAM) and Windows Authentication
- Suspicious Logins
- Brute Force Logins
- Internet Information Services (IIS)
- Local File Inclusion
- Command Injection
- File Upload
- Binary Attacks
- Windows Defender
- Exploit Guard (WDEG)
- Social Engineering and Spearphishing
- Installing Microsoft Office
- Using Macros
- Introduction to PowerShell Logging
- PowerShell Module Logging
- PowerShell Script Block Logging
- PowerShell Transcription
- Case Study: PowerShell Logging for Phishing Attacks
- Obfuscating/Deobfuscating Commands
- Privilege Escalation
- User Account Control
- Bypassing UAC
- Service Creation
- Attacking Service Permissions
- Leveraging Unquoted Service Paths
- Logging on Linux and the Syslog Framework
- Rsyslog Meets Journal
- Web Daemon Logging
- Python for Log Analysis
- DevOps Tools
- Hunting for Login Attempts
- Suspicious Logins
- Password Brute Forcing
- Command Injection
- SQL Injection
- Becoming a User
- Backdooring a User
- Abusing System Programs
- Weak Permissions
Cyber Security learning paths
Want to boost your career in cyber security? Click on the roles below to see QA's learning pathways, specially designed to give you the skills to succeed.
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