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Security Testing Essential Training

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Overview

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Learn about security testing. Learn how to set up a test environment, plan assessments, identify targets, and execute security tests with popular tools like Nmap and Wireshark.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • The importance of security testing
  • What you should know
1. Understanding Security Assessments
  • Language is important
  • Risk assessments
  • Calculating risk score
  • Security controls assessments
  • NIST and ISO
  • Compliance assessments
  • Vulnerability assessments
  • Penetration tests
  • Goals of penetration tests
  • The security assessment lifecycle
2. Your Testing Environment
  • The security tester's toolkit
  • Kali Linux
  • Nmap
  • Nessus
  • Wireshark
  • Lynis
  • CIS-CAT Lite
  • Aircrack-ng
  • Hashcat
  • OWASP ZAP
  • OWASP ZAP demo
3. Planning Your Assessment
  • Understanding your scope
  • Improving over time
  • Selecting your methodology
  • Vulnerability testing
  • Basic assessment tools
  • Advanced assessment tools
4. Review Techniques
  • Documentation review
  • Logging and monitoring
  • Log management tools
  • Ruleset review
  • System configuration review
  • CIS-CAT demo
  • Network sniffing
  • Wireshark demo
  • File integrity checking
5. Identifying Your Targets
  • Network discovery
  • Open-source intelligence
  • Network port and service identification
  • Nmap demo
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Determining severity
  • Nessus demo
  • Wireless scanning
  • Wireless testing process
  • Aircrack demo
6. Vulnerability Validation
  • Password cracking
  • Hashcat demo
  • Penetration test planning
  • Penetration test tools
  • Penetration test techniques
  • Social engineering
  • SET demo
7. Additional Considerations
  • Coordinating your assessments
  • Data analysis
  • Providing context
  • Data handling
  • Drafting your report
  • Delivering your report
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Jerod Brennen

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