Infosec Skills Challenge: February 2022 Course

2022 is in full swing and our February Challenge just kicked it up a notch. We now have over $2,000 in prizes on the line — of course our three randomly selected winners will have to work hard for their bounty! Could you be one of them?

1 hour, 31 minutes

Course description

Start out inside our Security+ cyber range with authentication management and access control schemes bound to put your troubleshooting skills to the test! Then head over to our Path Interception lab to play the role of the adversary by escalating yourself from an unprivileged user to an administrator. To wrap up this month's Challenge, you'll attempt a variety of defense evasion techniques inside our Advanced Adversary Tactics cyber range. Complete all three labs and upload your certificate of completion to LinkedIn — don't forget to tag @Infosec — for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card, Infosec hoodie and a 1-year subscription to Infosec Skills!


Welcome to our February Challenge!

Video - 00:01:00

Advanced Adversary Tactics - Defense Evasion

Lab - 00:30:00

This lab covers multiple techniques related to defense evasion including crashing an antivirus to avoid detection, modifying PAM to allow for a backdoored password, and going through multiple methods of identifying virtual environments.
Security+ - AAA

Lab - 00:30:00

CompTIA Security+ establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a jumping point to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ Lab incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. This Lab aids the CompTIA Security+ training set by providing several challenges specially crafted to convey the concept of Authentication Management and Access Control Schemes clearly and comprehensively.'AAA is a framework for intelligently controlling access to computer resources, enforcing policies, auditing usage, and providing the information necessary to bill for services.'
Privilege Escalation - Path Interception

Lab - 00:30:00

In this lab, students will learn how to identify, exploit, and finally mitigate a path injection vulnerability. By the end of this lab, a student will…1. Be able to identify code that allows for Path Injections.2. Be able to exploit said code to escalate from an unprivileged user to an administrator.3. Be able to implement a secure code solution.

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