Pentesting with BackTrack

Mati Aharoni & Chris Hadnagy, Offensive Security

Register Now // july 24 - 27

USA 2010 Four Day Training Session //July 24-27


This is an intensive, hands-on Security class by the creators of Backtrack especially designed for delivery in BlackHat Trainings. "Pentesting with BackTrack" is designed for network administrators and security professionals who need to get acquainted with the world of Offensive Security. The course introduces the latest hacking tools and techniques using the world renowned BackTrack 4.

A experienced and seasoned team of Security Professionals will help you take your skills a few steps further. "Common" hacking techniques are revisited from a professional and practical approach for a better and more efficient pentest. The course is heavily laced with the "do it yourself" approach, and will expose you to the raw underlying mechanisms of the various attack vectors.

We keep our classes small to maximize each students learning potential. This also gives the instructors the ability to spend more time with each student.

Are you up the challenge? Are you ready to Try Harder?

Course Topics:

  • Advanced Information Gathering Techniques
  • Data Mining with Maltego
  • DIY ARP Spoofing
  • Fuzzing
  • Windows Buffer Overflows
  • Client Side Attacks
  • Metasploit Kung-Fu
  • Reverse Tunneling Techniques
  • Password Attacks
  • Web Application Attacks
  • Trojans and Various Windows Oddities

Lab Description

This course includes complex hands-on labs throughout the training. All students will be provided with pre-configured VMware machines for the duration of the course for a personal and in-depth learning experience.

Who should attend?

This is a highly technical course aimed at security professionals. People with entry level "hacking" security certifications in need of modern and practical real world penetration testing experience and insights should attend.


  • Students need to be comfortable in Linux ‐ We'll be using BackTrack during the whole course as our attacking platform. Navigating through directories, executing scripts and tools and writing basic bash scripts are the basic skills expected from the student.
  • A solid understanding of TCP/IP and various network services (DNS, DHCP, etc)
  • Knowledge of a scripting language (Perl, Python, Ruby) is recommended, but not required.
  • A desire for moderate pain and suffering

What to bring:

Students are required to bring their own laptops with a minimum 1 GB RAM installed.

  • VMware Server or Workstation installed.
  • At least 60 GB HD free
  • Network Support - cables will be provided
  • DVDROM / USB 2.0 support

Course Length:

Four days. All course materials, custom BackTrack CD's, lunch and two coffee breaks will be provided. A Certificate of Completion will be offered.


Mati Aharoni is the core developer of the BackTrack liveCD and an active member in remote‐ Mati is a seasoned security professional with over 10 years of experience as a professional penetration tester. Mati has uncovered several major security flaws and is actively involved in the offensive security arena. In addition, he is the lead trainer and developer of the internationally acclaimed security courses, Offensive Security PWB, WIFU and Cracking The Perimeter.

Chris Hadnagy aka loganWHD, has been involved with computers and technology for over 13 years. Presently his focus is on the "human" aspect of technology such as social engineering and physical security. Chris has spent time in providing training in many topics and also has had many articles published in local, national and international magazines and online journals. Chris has been training this course with Mati for a few years and he is the lead developer of the framework.

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