Because security is an ever-changing battlefield, Ultimate Hacking exposes you to the latest in web application and network vulnerabilities and defenses. From Windows and Unix hosts to web applications and backend databases, instructors will illustrate each technology's default security posture, installation weaknesses, methods hackers use to circumvent secure settings, and countermeasures for each vulnerability.
More than just theory, you will gain critical security skills by practicing with your classmates and instructors in a full-featured computer lab environment. Foundstone instructors will walk you through footprinting an organization's Internet presence, showing you how to identify, exploit, and secure commonly encountered vulnerabilities in Windows and Unix systems. You will also explore web application vulnerabilities and learn how to attack and defend those critical applications. Finally, your skills will be put to the test with major labs at the end of each day, designed to reinforce your knowledge of web application, Windows, and Unix hacking.