Hacking by Numbers Reloaded - Combat

SensePost | August 4-5

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This course is considered the ultimate hacker combat training course. From the first hour, to the final few minutes, students are placed in different attacker scenarios as they race the clock to "capture the flag."

In a true SensePost style, the solutions lie much more in technique and an out-of-box thought process than in the use of scripts or tools. Each exercise is designed to teach a specific lesson and is discussed in detail upon completion with the group.

With new challenges being added all the time, this course is ideal for penetration testers who want to test their skills and/or gain exposure to new and interesting attack techniques.

For more information on SensePost courses at Black Hat, please visit: http://www.sensepost.com/blackhatCourse Topics
• Target discovery and reconnaissance
• Network mapping
• Network traffic analysis
• Discovery and understanding known vulnerabilities
• Exploiting known vulnerabilities
• Privilege escalation
• Avoiding detection
• Discovering and exploiting new vulnerabilities
• Reverse engineering
• Web application hacking
• Database hacking
• Tool and exploit writing

Who Should Take This Course

Information security officers, system and network administrators, security consultants, government agents will all benefit from the valuable insights provided by this class.

Student Requirements

Students need to ensure they have the necessary level of skill associated with previous experience as a penetration tester or similar hacking skills. This course follows directly on from HBN Black Ops. Although prior participation in an HBN course is not a prerequisite, significant exposure to hacking training, tools and techniques is highly recommended. Students without the requisite technical skills are encouraged to consider HBN Black Ops.

This course is designed for students who have two or more years experience in performing security assessments and penetration testing. Students should be well versed in basic programming or scripting, networking and Internet technologies, Unix and Windows operating systems, basic SQL and database technologies.

What Students Should Bring

Enthusiasm. This course is about challenging your knowledge skills and ability to think on the spot. It’s a hands-on course and not just you sitting down and watching us present.

Students are required to bring their own laptop for this course with the ability to boot Kali Linux from a flash drive.

• at least 4GB ram
• 20 GB of free hard drive space
• wired and wireless network support
• USB 3.0 (although 2.0 will suffice)

What Students Will Be Provided With

We will provide a USB drive with all the tools used, course handbook and slides.


All of SensePost’s Hacking By Numbers trainers are working as penetration testers. HBN course modules are often inspired by actual penetration tests we have performed in the past. We love teaching and have been doing so for Black Hat for over a decade now. Our courses are hands on, fun to do and also show real world scenarios that students will encounter.