Masterclass: Hacking and Securing Windows Infrastructure
Hacking and Securing Windows Infrastructure
Our goal is to teach you how to design and implement secure infrastructures based on the reasonable balance between security and comfort with great knowledge of attacker’s possibilities. This masterclass workshop is delivered by CQURE.
Paula Januszkiewicz says: “For so many years we have been asked to create a course like this! This course is just a great workshop that teaches how to implement securing technologies one at a time. The course covers all aspects of Windows infrastructure security that everybody talks about and during the course you will learn how to implement them! Our goal is to teach you how to design and implement secure infrastructures based on the reasonable balance between security and comfort with great knowledge of attacker’s possibilities.”
CQURE CEO Paula Januszkiewicz explaining what this Masterclass is all about (from the previous training)
This is a deep dive course on infrastructure services security, a must-go for enterprise administrators, security officers and architects. It is delivered by one of the best people in the market in the security field – with practical knowledge from tons of successful projects, many years of real-world experience, great teaching skills and no mercy for misconfigurations or insecure solutions.
We really want you to leave from the class with practical, ready-to-use knowledge of how to get into the infrastructure.
In this workshop you will investigate the critical tasks for a high-quality penetration test. We will look at the most efficient ways to map a network and discover target systems and services. Once it has been done, we will search for vulnerabilities and reduce false positives with manual vulnerability verification. At the end we will look at exploitation techniques, including the use of authored and commercial tools. In the attack summary we will always go through the securing techniques.
Exploits are not the only way to get to systems! We will go through the operating systems’ build in problems and explore how they can be beneficial for hackers! One of the most important things to conduct a successful attack is to understand how the targets work. To the bones! Afterwards everything is clear and the tool is just a matter of our need.
The course covers all aspects of Windows infrastructure security from the hacker’s mind perspective! Our goal is to show and teach you what kind of mechanisms are allowing to get inside the infrastructure and how to get into operating systems. After the course you will gain penetration tester’s knowledge and tools. To get more practice we offer three extra weeks of labs online!
See the full agenda and modules below.
Prerequisites: To attend this training, you should have a good hands-on experience in administering Windows infrastructure. At least 8 years in the field is recommended.
Target audience: Enterprise administrators, infrastructure architects, security professionals, systems engineers, network administrators, IT professionals, security consultants and other people responsible for implementing network and perimeter security.
Materials: Author’s unique tools, over 100 pages of exercises, presentation slides with notes.
Exercises: All exercises are based on Windows Server 2016 and 2019, Windows 10 and Kali Linux. This course is based on practical knowledge from tons of successful projects, many years of real-world experience and no mercy for misconfigurations or insecure solutions!
Course delivery: You will receive all the course material directly from CQURE on the first day of training.
Agenda for Hacking and Securing Windows Infrastructure
Module 1: Hacking Windows Platform
a) Detecting unnecessary services b) Misusing service accounts c) Implementing rights, permissions and privileges
Module 2: Top 50 tools: the attacker’s best friends
a) Practical walkthrough through tools
b) Using tools against scenarios
c) Tools for Red Team / Pentesters
d) Tools for Blue Team
Module 3: Modern Malware
a) Techniques used by modern malware b) Advanced Persistent Threats c) Fooling common protection mechanisms
Module 4: Physical Access
a) Misusing USB and other ports b) Offline Access techniques c) BitLocker unlocking
Module 5: Intercepting Communication
a) Communicating through firewalls b) Misusing Remote Access c) DNS based attacks
Module 6: Hacking Web Server
a) Detecting unsafe servers b) Hacking HTTPS c) Distributed Denial of Service attacks
Module 7: Data in-Security
a) Using incorrect file servers’ configuration b) Basic SQL Server attacks c) Detecting and attacking common network servers
Module 8: Identity attacks
a) Pass-the-Hash attacks b) Stealing the LSA Secrets c) Modern identity attacks techniques
Module 9: Hacking automation
a) Misusing administrative scripts b) Script based scanning c) PowerShell for pen-testers
Module 10: Designing Secure Windows Infrastructure
a) Modern attacks and prevention techniques b) Malware execution prevention c) Enterprise scale security challenges
Module 11: Securing Windows Platform
a) Defining and disabling unnecessary services b) Implementing secure service accounts c) Implementing rights, permissions and privileges d) Code signing
Module 12: Malware Protection
a) Malware investigation techniques b) Analyzing cases of real malware c) Implementing protection mechanisms
Module 13: Managing Physical Security
a) Mitigating Offline Access b) Implementing and managing BitLocker
Module 14: Public Key Infrastructure Security
a) Role and capabilities of the PKI in the infrastructure b) Designing PKI architecture overview c) PKI security – Best practices
Module 15: Securing Network Communication
a) Deploying and managing Windows Firewall – advanced and useful features b) Deploying and configuring IPsec c) Deploying DNS and DNSSEC
Module 16: Securing Web Server
a) Configuring IIS features for security b) Working with SSL Certificate Support c) Monitoring Web Server resources and performance d) Deploying Distributed Denial of Service attack prevention e) Deploying Network Load Balancing and Web Farms
Module 17: Mitigating the identity attacks
a) Pass-the-Hash attack prevention b) LSA protection c) Credential Guard
Hacking and Securing Windows Infrastructure is delivered by our partner CQURE:
CQURE Team consists of highly talented Experts, who collectively have over 300 years of experience in the IT security field.
Our passion makes us hard workers and our curiosity push us to solve difficult problems or to keep trying till we do. Basically, we are always tracking current threats. We proudly use our knowledge to make sure your infrastructure stays tight and secure.
Keywords: Hacking, Infrastructure, security, Windows