As we move towards 2011, look for a new project for Ryan as we attempt to get security professionals on the road to coding. Stay tuned!!
Permanent link: [Article]-Course Review: Cracking the Perimeter by Offensive Security
Cracking the Perimeter (CTP) is the latest course offered by the team at Offensive Security. The course teaches expert level penetration skills including advanced tactics in web exploitation, binary manipulation and exploitation, and networking attacks. Building on material in the earlier course, Pentesting with Backtrack (PWB - Read Review), this offering provides intermediate students with a learning platform that can be used to become advanced practitioners of certain exploit methodologies. This review will attempt to provide a high-level overview of the course and set expectations for students who may be considering it.
Divided into a registration puzzle, five sections, and an exam, the course provides a more in-depth view of common web application exploits, binary analysis and backdoors, anti-virus evasion, techniques for exploitation using memory concepts, exploit writing, and network exploitation techniques. The end-of-course practical exam assures that the student has a true understanding of the course material presented, allowing employers and other security professionals to rely on the certification as a testament of capability, not only authority.