Hack your system Course

Explore what you need to know to hack your system and uncover its vulnerabilities.

36 minutes

Course description

The fundamentals of security testing including analyzing the design, running automated scanners and looking for known vulnerabilities. However, many security testing approaches don’t even do all of this. Furthermore, the most important vulnerabilities aren’t discovered until the advanced tactics: abuse functionality, chain exploits and seek the unknown unknowns. You’ll learn what all of these entail and how to think differently about your approach to security testing.


Big ideas

Video - 00:03:00

A summary of the key points of this course.
Advanced tactics

Video - 00:16:00

In this video, we discuss advanced tactics, including using the features of the system against itself in an attack, using chain exploits by combining two or more things to exponentially magnify impact in ways that no single vulnerability could deliver on its own, and seeking unknown unknowns to address the issues that aren't even being considered yet.
The fundamentals: Analyze design, run scanners, look for known vulnerabilities

Video - 00:09:00

The basics of security testing.
Who does the hacking?

Video - 00:07:00

Explaining who does which part of the method and why.
Hack your system overview

Video - 00:02:00

A brief introduction to the ideas that this course section will cover.

Meet the author

Ted Harrington

Ted Harrington is the #1 bestselling author of "Hackable", which led to his TED talk “Why You Need To Think Like a Hacker.” He’s the Executive Partner at ISE, the company of ethical hackers famous for hacking cars, medical devices, and web apps; he also co-founded START, software which simplifies vendor risk management. His clients include Google, Amazon, and Netflix, and he has been featured in more than 100 media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Forbes. His team founded IoT Village, an event series whose hacking contest is a four-time DEF CON Black Badge winner, and he hosts the Tech Done Different podcast.

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