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Python for initial access

In this course, you’ll learn about using Python for initial access.

    Syllabus

  • Autorun scripts Video — 00:12:16
    • This video demonstrates the use of Python as an autorun script on USB media.

  • Default account discovery Video — 00:11:58
    • This video demonstrates the use of Python to discover the use of default accounts.

  • MITRE ATT&CK: Initial Access Video — 00:04:00
    • This video introduces MITRE’s Initial Access Tactic and the two Techniques demonstrated in this course.

  • Introduction to Replication Through Removable Media Video — 00:05:17
    • This video introduces the Replication Through Removable Media Technique and methods for performing it.

  • Introduction to Valid Accounts Video — 00:05:06
    • This video introduces the Valid Accounts Technique and methods for performing it.

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Course description

This course demonstrates the use of Python to achieve initial access to a target system. Python applications include the discovery of default accounts and the use of Python autorun scripts on removable media.

Meet the author

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. He can be reached by email at howard.poston@gmail.com or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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