Python for Impact

Take a look at using Python for attack and exfiltration.

5 videos  //  31 minutes of training

Course description

This course demonstrates the use of Python to achieve an attacker’s final objectives on a target system. Python applications include the use of data encryption and removal of access to user accounts.

Course syllabus

MITRE ATT&CK: ImpactDuration: 3:37

This video introduces MITRE's Impact Tactic and the two Techniques demonstrated in this course.

Introduction to Data Encrypted for ImpactDuration: 3:35

This video introduces the Data Encrypted for Impact Technique and methods for performing it.

Data Encryption with PythonDuration: 10:37

This video demonstrates the use of Python to encrypt data stored on a system.

Introduction to Account Access RemovalDuration: 4:40

This video introduces the Account Access Removal Technique and methods for performing it.

Account Access RemovalDuration: 8:39

This video demonstrates the use of Python to remove users' access to their accounts.

Meet the author

Howard Poston

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Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a background in blockchain, cryptography and malware analysis. He has a master's degree in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience in cybersecurity research and development at Sandia National Labs. He currently works as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security.

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