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To become a Pentester, one must typically have a strong foundation in computer networking, operating systems, and programming languages. Many Pentesters also have backgrounds in cybersecurity or information technology

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Our Training Delivery Content

1.

Google Hacking

Google hacking, also known as Google advanced searching or Google FU (Google-Fu), refers to the use of advanced search operators and techniques to refine and optimize Google search queries, making it possible to access information that is not readily available through a standard Google search.

2.

Google Hacking: Website Bug Hunting

Google hacking techniques can be used in conjunction with website bug hunting to help uncover vulnerabilities and security issues on websites. Bug hunting is the process of finding and reporting security vulnerabilities in software or websites in order to help improve their security.

3.

Web Archive: Internet Library

The Web Archive is a valuable resource for researchers, scholars, and anyone who wants to explore the history of the web and access digital materials that may no longer be available elsewhere. 

4.

Research Work: Cyber Security

Cybersecurity is
a rapidly evolving field that encompasses the protection of computer systems,
networks, and data from cyber attacks, theft, damage, and unauthorized access.
Conducting research on cybersecurity can involve a range of topics, including 
Threats and vulnerabilities, Cybersecurity policies and regulations,Cybersecurity technologies and tools, Cybersecurity education and training, Incident response and management

5.

OSINT - Open Source Intelligence

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) refers to the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information from publicly available sources. This can include a wide range of sources such as social media, news articles, blogs, government reports, academic research, and public records. The purpose of OSINT is to gather information that can be used to support decision-making, identify potential risks, and gain insights into different areas of interest.

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Tool Based - Hacktivity

Hacktivity is a term used to describe the activity of ethical hackers who use their skills to identify and report security vulnerabilities in computer systems, websites, and networks. This activity can be facilitated by various tools, some of which are Vulnerability scanners, Penetration testing tools, Forensic analysis tools, Network analysis tools, Social engineering tools like BeEF

7.

Linux Commands Walkthrough

Google hacking techniques can be used in conjunction with website bug hunting to help uncover vulnerabilities and security issues on websites. Bug hunting is the process of finding and reporting security vulnerabilities in software or websites in order to help improve their security.

8.

Code level - Hacktivity

Hacktivity at the code level refers to the process of identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in source code, which can lead to security breaches and other types of cyberattacks. Here are some tools and techniques that are commonly used for hacktivity at the code level: Source code analysis tools, Debugging and reverse engineering tools, Fuzzing tools, Exploit development tools, Secure coding guidelines

9.

Network Sniffing and Network Monitoring

Network sniffing, also known as packet sniffing or protocol analysis, involves capturing and analyzing network traffic to gain insight into the behavior of a network. This can be used to identify and troubleshoot network problems, monitor network performance, and even detect potential security threats. A network sniffer is a software tool that can capture and analyze network packets in real-time, allowing you to see the raw data being sent and received over the network. Some popular network sniffing tools include Wireshark, tcpdump, and Snort

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Advanced Exploitation

Advanced exploitation refers to the process of identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in software and computer systems beyond basic or common techniques. This can involve the use of sophisticated techniques and tools, as well as a deep understanding of computer systems and security.

Some examples of advanced exploitation techniques include Zero-day exploits, Heap spraying, Return-oriented programming (ROP), Metasploit Framework

11.

Web App Pentesting

Web application penetration testing, also known as web app pentesting, is the process of evaluating the security of web applications by simulating an attack from a malicious actor. Web applications are a common target for attackers, as they can provide access to sensitive data, systems, and networks. Here are some steps involved in web app pentesting:

  1. Reconnaissance
  2. Vulnerability assessment
  3. Exploitation
  4. Reporting

Web application penetration testing requires a deep understanding of web application architecture and design, as well as knowledge of programming languages, common web vulnerabilities, and ethical hacking practices.

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Advanced Exploitation

Setting up a lab environment for ethical hacking is an important step for learning and
practicing ethical hacking techniques without causing damage or harm to real-world
systems. Here are some steps to consider when setting up an ethical hacking lab:

1. Choose a virtualization platform
2. Choose a base operating system
3. Create virtual machines
4. Install vulnerable software
5. Install ethical hacking tools
6. Create a network
7. Practice ethical hacking techniques

Pentester Job Profile

Duties and Responsibilities

PHACK Career paths are a guided experience to take from zero knowledge to employed, experienced transitioned, or industry veteran to management. With courses, virtual labs and practice tests all in one spot and taught just at the right time, you can stay focused on your career development.

You need to know

Six steps to become a Penetration Tester

1.Self-analysis:

Penetration testing is not for everyone. It requires exceptional problem-solving skills, a dogged determination, dedication to detail, and a desire to remain continually educated on the latest trends in the field. Successful ethical hackers must possess a high level of each of these qualities in order to excel. So be honest in the self-assessment before deciding whether pen testing is an appropriate career.

2.Education:

At one time, many employers were known to hire real-world hackers, and convert them from the “dark side” to work for the good guys. In recent years, however, college degrees have become near mandatory for penetration testers. Undergraduate degrees in the various disciplines of cybersecurity all provide viable entryways into the field.

3.Career path:

There are several ways a would-be pen tester can break into the cybersecurity industry. Starting out in security administration, network administration, network engineer, system administrator, or web-based application programming, always focusing on the security side of each discipline, will provide a good foundation for pen testing.

4.Professional certifications:

Employers predominantly want to see a number of professional certifications on the resumes of assurance validators, and this is particularly true with more senior positions. Several organizations now offer widely-recognized certifications for penetration testing occupations.

5.Honing the craft:

Becoming an expert in a chosen field is a good idea in any career, but for penetration testers, there are varied ways of standing out from the crowd. Being active and recognized in cybersecurity disciplines, such as bug bounty programs, collecting open-source intelligence (OSINT), and developing proprietary attack programs, will all get pen testers recognized among peer groups.

6.Keep current:

As with most cybersecurity career paths, it is vital to remain current with what is happening in the industry. Keeping skills and knowledge up-to-date with all of the latest trends in programming and network security, ever-changing hacking techniques and security protocols, popularly exploited vulnerabilities, and anything else happening in the cybersecurity industry.

Penetration tester skills and experience

Employer requirements of new hires in the penetration testing field, as in all cybersecurity disciplines, will vary dramatically depending upon the detailed functions of each position and the level of the position. Associate or junior pen testers, mid-level pen testers, and senior or lead pen testers obviously represent sequentially advancing experience levels and responsibilities within the penetration testing umbrella.
Some positions still require only a demonstration of relevant skills and an appropriate level of cybersecurity experience and knowledge. Increasingly, though, employers are seeking candidates with a bachelor’s degree in information security or related computer science degrees. Some more advanced positions require a master’s degree.

Work experience that often leads to careers in penetration testing includes software development and coding, security testing, vulnerability assessment, network engineer or administrator, security administrator.

kill requirements likely to be encountered with employers include:

Knowledge of specific computer languages, such as:

  • Python
  • Powershell
  • Golang
  • Bash

Experience with network OS, Windows/ Linux/ MacOS, communications protocols, firewalls, IPS/IDS systems, virtual environments, data encryption, and mobile penetration testing of IOS/Android systems.

Knowledge of common pen test and application security tools, such as:

  • Kali
  • Metasploit
  • Burpsuite
  • Wireshark
  • Web Inspect
  • Network Mapper (NMAP)
  • Nessus, and others

Common professional certifications often sought by employers include those available from: IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers) OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional), SANS Technology Institute, GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification), and EC-Council.

Soft skills and experience sought by employers include: excellent communication skills; self-driven, creative, and resourceful; contributions to open source projects and bug bounty programs; and familiarity with OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities.

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