"This four-day course is based on Sun Tzu's principle that knowing one's enemy will strengthen one's defenses and more adequately prepare one for battle. It is better for us to find the vulnerabilities in our systems ourselves and fix them, before the hackers and cyber-criminals find the same vulnerabilities and exploit them.
Penetration testing allows us to simulate hacker attacks, and so test
our own defenses to verify they are adequate.
This course describes the major hacking techniques, shows how to determine one's own vulnerability to such attacks, and how to protect against them. With this enhanced understanding of hacking techniques, students will be in a better position to appreciate the hacker threat, and better equipped to defend their organizations against hacking attacks.
The course is intended for security professionals, auditors, and system and network administrators (although others may benefit).