Penetration Testing - Exploitation

Prerequisites: This is the 8th course in the intermediate, undergraduate-level offering that makes up the larger Cybersecurity Fundamentals MicroBachelors Program. We recommend taking them in order, unless you have a background in these areas already and feel comfortable skipping ahead.Information Security - Introduction to Information SecurityInformation Security - Authentication and Access ControlInformation Security - Advanced TopicsNetwork Security - Introduction to Network SecurityNetwork Security - ProtocolsNetwork Security - Advanced TopicsPenetration Testing - Discovering VulnerabilitiesPenetration Testing - ExploitationPenetration Testing - Post ExploitationThese topics build upon the learnings that are taught in the introductory-level Computer Science Fundamentals MicroBachelors program, offered by the same instructor. Learn exploitation phase of penetration testing, including the foundations of explorations, application debugging, reverse engineering, exploitation development and web application exploitation. 5 Weeks 8-10 Hours per week recommended
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About This Course:

This is the 8th course in the intermediate, undergraduate-level offering that makes up the larger Cybersecurity Fundamentals MicroBachelors Program. We recommend taking them in order, unless you have a background in these areas already and feel comfortable skipping ahead.

What You’ll Learn:

Apply methodology to penetration tests to ensure they are consistent, reproducible, rigorous, and under quality control.Analyze the results from automated testing tools to validate findings, determine their business impact, and eliminate false positives.Discover key application flaws.Use programming to create testing and exploitation scripts during a penetration test.Discover and exploit SQL Injection flaws to determine true risk to the victim organization.Create configurations and test payloads within other web attacks.Fuzz potential inputs for injection attacks.Explain the impact of exploitation of application flaws.Analyze traffic between the client and server application using tools.Discover and exploit Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.

Meet Your Instructor:

Aspen Olmsted

Adjunct Professor at New York University Tandon School of Engineering Aspen Olmsted is an adjunct faculty member in the New York University Tandon School of Engineering in the Computer Science and Engineering department. Aspen's fulltime job is as an assistant professor and Graduate program director at the College of Charleston. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from The University of South Carolina. Before his academic career, he was CEO of Alliance Software Corporation. Alliance Software developed N-Tier enterprise applications for the performing arts and humanities market. Dr Olmsted’s research focus is on the development of algorithms and architectures for distributed enterprise solutions that can guarantee security and correctness while maintaining high-availability. In his Secure Data Engineering Lab, Aspen mentors over a dozen graduate and undergraduate students each year
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Duration

5 weeks

Experience Level

Intermediate

Learning Partner

New York University (NYUx)

Pacing

Self-paced

Program Type

MicroBachelors®

Subject

Computer Science