Penetration testing is the practice of testing a computer system, network or web application to find security vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit.
With the guidance of our lead penetration tester Matthew O’Donnell, this hands-on course encourages you to think like a hacker.
You will research your organisation and explore vulnerabilities, testing for the most common internet-facing security holes. Your findings will then be compared with others in the community. You will learn how an attacker identifies weaknesses using search engines such as Google and Shodan, and what the hack attempt looks like first-hand.
You will take away an understanding of your own organisation's exposure compared to other organisations, the technical skill to test for the most common internet-facing security weaknesses and how to mitigate risks.
Who should attend
This training course is aimed at the security community, IT staff and IT managers from Jisc member institutions.
What we cover
During the worshop we will:
- Assess exposure via Google; discovering what your network looks like to an internet-based attacker
- Perform reconnaissance, performing tests which uncover “low hanging fruit” vulnerabilities
- Plan to address vulberabilities found
- Share and address challenges
Pricing and eligibility
- Jisc members - £500 + VAT1
- 1 VAT is charged at 20% of the value of the service. If you are a member of Jisc’s VAT-exempt cost sharing group, and you are able to provide confirmation of the exact taxable/exempt use of the service, we will be able to reduce the amount of VAT chargeable to reflect the taxable business use proportion of the service only. This additional information is required as a result of a change to HMRC policy. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require more information.
For more information, email email@example.com or phone 01235 822242.