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Advanced Persistent Threats: Targeted Attacks & Defences

COURSE TYPE

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Course Number

2054

Duration

4 Days

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To prevent a cyber attack from accessing sensitive data, organizations need to develop effective mitigation plans and countermeasures. In this training course, you gain the skills to identify comprehensive attacks, leverage defense methodologies, mitigate the risk of targeted attacks and cyber espionage, and assess inherent vulnerabilities that expose your organization to advanced persistent threats.

You Will Learn How To

  • Proactively identify organizational weaknesses in order to mitigate the risk of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and targeted attacks
  • Assess and defend against the risk of cyber espionage
  • Identify attack vectors and methods used by sophisticated attackers
  • Expose and prevent the unauthorized exfiltration of critical organizational data

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of vulnerabilities and exploits, and social engineering

Recommended Experience:

  • Experience at the level of:
    • Course 537, Penetration Testing: Tools & Techniques
    • Course 2010, Defending the Perimeter from Cyber Attacks
    • Course 2011, Endpoint Security & Network Access Control
    • Course 2012, Targeted Human Threats: Social Engineering Deceptions, Exploits & Defenses
    • Course 2055, Digital Forensics Tools & Techniques

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Defining the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)
  • Reviewing the history of targeted attacks
  • Identifying the threat actors
  • Investigating case studies
  • Assessing the components of an APT attack
  • Performing Initial Reconnaissance

Conducting passive recon

  • Leveraging Google Hacking and Maltego
  • Harvesting useful information

Executing technical probes

  • Mapping the DMZ infrastructure and application architecture
  • Assesing vulnerabilities in the security posture

Deploying defences against information leaks

  • Implementing shunning and dropping routes
  • Protecting unclassified information through good OPSEC practices
  • Exploring the "Initial Compromise"

Executing technical vulnerabilities

  • Performing advanced SQL injection and cross-site scripting
  • Hijacking sessions and privileged processes

Exploiting human weaknesses

  • Devising USB/portable media attacks
  • Creating and delivering effective payloads

Defending against exfiltration and remote attacks

  • Deploying data loss prevention agents
  • Mitigating web application attacks
  • Developing Internal Systems Intelligence

Evaluating private subnets

  • Utilizing the Metasploit auxiliary modules
  • Exposing internal attack vectors

Enumerating critical assets

  • Identifying addresses, services and device types
  • Investigating SCADA weaknesses

Detecting rogue activity

  • Locating promiscuous nodes
  • Analyzing suspicious traffic
  • Pivoting to New Targets

Routing attack sessions

  • Identifying prerequisites for pivoting
  • Comparing and contrasting lateral attack techniques

Rooting new victims

  • Selecting an attack vector
  • Establishing covert communications

Proactively identifying vulnerabilities

  • Conducting a scan for vulnerabilities
  • Evaluating traffic and protocol anomalies
  • Exploiting Assets

Escalating privileges

  • Bypassing User Account Control (UAC)
  • Rooting with process migration

Conducting anti-forensics

  • Performing "timestomping"
  • Covering your tracks with log tampering and slack wiping

Mitigating exploitation and abuse

  • Defending against process migration and escalation
  • Monitoring and verifying file system integrity
  • Exfiltrating Confidential Information

Searching for valuable data

  • Finding high-value information
  • Locating linked resources

Discovering various exfiltration methods

  • Preparing data to be stolen
  • Selecting a tunneling method

Implementing exfiltration defences

  • Deploying and testing data loss prevention
  • Performing log and traffic analysis
  • Creating a Defensive Plan
  • Establishing a secure baseline
  • Whitelisting applications
  • Implementing continuous diagnostics and remediation
  • Employing digital forensics to discover threats
  • Deploying internal honeypots
  • Enumerating a security checklist
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