Infosec Skills Challenge: June 2022 *RSA special edition*

Join us at RSA for an interactive session on threat hunting hosted by Keatron Evans — then jump over to our June Challenge to put your own skills to the test!

Course description

Join us at RSA for an interactive session on threat hunting hosted by Keatron Evans — then jump over to our June Challenge to put your own skills to the test! Start out by playing the role of an adversary and attempt to exploit two common vulnerabilities. Then, set out on your own cyber threat hunt by getting hands-on with volatility3 inside .vmem files. The third and final level will put you up against advanced adversarial tactics used by Sandworm APT! Don’t forget to share your certificate of completion on LinkedIn and tag our @Infosec profile for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card, Infosec hoodie and a free year of on-demand training with Infosec Skills!


Sandworm APT Lab 2

Lab — 00:30:00

Sandworm APT is an advanced hacking group that has been active since at least 2009. Most famous for their attacks on Ukrainian electrical companies and the NotPetya attacks in 2016, they are a Russian-backed threat group. In this lab we’ll take a look at and emulate some of the techniques that Sandworm has used in the past to compromise, pivot from, and destroy a server.

Common Attack Types – Insecure Direct Object Reference (IDOR) & Directory Traversal

Lab — 00:30:00

This lab walks a user through an example of Insecure Direct Object Referencing and Directory TraversalInsecure direct object reference (IDOR) is a type of access control vulnerability that occurs when an application exposes a direct reference to an internal object. Finding an IDOR allows attackers to enumerate and extract other information.Directory traversal (also known as file path traversal) is a web security vulnerability that allows an attacker to access restricted directories on the server. The directories can contain anything from application code and credentials for back-end systems to sensitive operating system files. In case read and write permissions are not correctly set, attackers can modify the files and ultimately take full control of the server.

Cyber Threat Hunting – Finding Threats in .vmem Files

Lab — 00:30:00

In this lab you will examine a vmem file for threats using volatility3, the world’s most widely used framework for extracting digital artifacts from volatile memory (RAM) samples.

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