- You will learn how to analyze packets for irregularities
- You will learn how to detect signs of crafted packets
- You will learn advanced protocol analysis techniques
- You will perform low-level protocol analysis
- You will leans functional skills in Unix and Linux
- You will learn virtualization and how to build your own virtual labs
- You will learn the fundamentals of vulnerability assessment and the hacking methodology
- Introduction to the hacking process
- Security Posture
- Identifying services and allowing them
- Defining types of risk
- Types of risk
- Introducing TCP/IP networks
- What TCP/IP Networks
- What TCP/IP provides: Key application services & multivendor capabilities TCP/IP & the internet
- Internet RFC’s & STDs
- TCP/IP Protocol architecture
- Protocol layering concepts
- TCP/IP layering
- Components of TCP/IP networks
- Network protocols (IP, TCP, UDP, ICMP)
- Packet headers
- Examining the data at the packet level
- Control flags of TCP
- Leveraging the filter capabilities
- Working within the GUI
- Low level analysis
- Following session communication
- Customizing the interface
- Using the statistics features within the tool
- Text-based Wireshark
- Packet decomposition
LAB: Protocol Analysis II
- Using traffic replay for training & advanced analysis
Customizing & crafting packets
- Command line tools
- GUI based tools
- Interacting with UNIX
- Graphical user interfaces
- The Common Desktop Environment (CDE)
- GNOME, Java Desktop System, others
- The command line interface
- Entering commands to the shell
- Browsing online documentation
- Displaying man pages
- Managing Files
- Essential file housekeeping tools
- Copying: cp
- Renaming: mv
- Removing: rm
- Linking: ln
- Editing: vi
- Printing: lp, lpr
- Ways to assume root
- Introducing Linux
- The UNIX heritage
- Linux inception
- Linux kernel & GNU tools
- Open source licensing
- Accessing the system
- The GNOME desktop
- Customizing panels, launchers & applets
- Examining graphical applications
- Personalizing the terminal window
- Starting at the command line
Overview of Virtual Machines
- Defining virtual machines (servers & workstations)
- Advantages of deploying VMs
- Creating a Virtual Machine from a System Image or Another Virtual Machine
- Conversion Process for Importing from Other Formats
- VMware Converter Compared to the Conversion Wizard
- Supported Source machines
- Operating System Compatibility
- Importing from Various Sources
Transferring Files & Text Between the Host & Guest
- Using drag-and-drop
- Enable or disable drag-and-drop
- Using copy & paste
- Enable or disable copy & paste
- Using shared folders
- Set up shared folders
- Enabling and disabling shared folders
- Viewing a shared folder
Preserving the State of a Virtual Machine
- Using the suspend & resume features
- Use hard suspend or soft suspend
- Suspend or resume a virtual machine
- Using snapshots
- Scenarios for using multiple snapshots
- Information captured by snapshots
- Snapshot conflicts
- Enable or disable background snapshots exclude a virtual disk from snapshots 193
- Snapshot manager overview
- Take a snapshot
- Rename a snapshot or recording
- Restore an earlier state from a snapshot
- Delete a snapshot or a recording
- Take or revert to a snapshot at power off
Configuring a Virtual Network
- Components of the virtual network
- Virtual switch
- DHCP server
- Netwrok adaptor
- Common networking configurations
Building complex virtual architectures to emulate enterprise architectures
Introduction to Vulnerability Assessment
- Defining vulnerability
- Vulnerability scanners
- Challenge of vulnerability assessment
- Penetration testing defined
Introduction to the Hacking Process
- Foot printing
- Vulnerability assessment
- Covering tracks
Challenges of Staying Current
- Mailing lists
- Professional organizations
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