Trainings for 2016

For so many years we have been asked to create a course like this! This course is just a great workshop that teaches how to implement securing technologies one at a time. It covers all aspects of Windows infrastructure security that everybody talks about, but during the course you will learn how to implement them! Our goal is to teach you how to design and implement secure infrastructures based on the reasonable balance between security and comfort with great knowledge of attacker’s possibilities. We really want you to go out from the class with the practical, ready-to-use and holistic approach and skills to secure your infrastructure.

This is a deep dive course on infrastructure services security. It is a must-go for enterprise administrators, security officers and architects. Delivered by one of the best people in the market in the security field – with practical knowledge from tons of successful projects, many years of real-world experience, great teaching skills and no mercy for misconfigurations or insecure solutions.

The course is an intense workshop! During this training we provide caffeine candies – this course is really intense and in order not to miss a thing you MUST stay awake!


We really want you to leave the class with the practical, ready-to-use knowledge on the ways to secure your infrastructure.

This course is based on practical knowledge from tons of successful projects, many years of real-world experience and no mercy for misconfigurations or insecure solutions!

To attend this training you should have a good hands-on experience in administering Windows infrastructure. At least 8 years in the field is recommended.
All exercises are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. Some examples are also shown on Windows Server 2012 to accommodate the difference.

Target audience
Enterprise administrators, infrastructure architects, security professionals, systems engineers, network administrators, IT professionals, security consultants and other people responsible for implementing network and perimeter security.

Author’s unique tools, over 200 pages of exercises, presentations slides with notes.


Module 1: Hacking Windows Platform

a) Detecting unnecessary services
b) Misusing service accounts
c) Implementing rights, permissions and privileges
d) Direct Kernel Object Modification


Module 2: Top 50 tools: the attacker’s best friends

a) Practical walkthrough through tools
b) Using tools against scenarios


Module 3: Modern Malware

a) Techniques used by modern malware
b) Advanced Persistent Threats
c) Fooling common protection mechanisms


Module 4: Physical Access

a) Misusing USB and other ports
b) Offline Access techniques
c) BitLocker unlocking


Module 5: Intercepting Communication

a) Communicating through firewalls
b) Misusing Remote Access
c) DNS based attacks


Module 6: Hacking Web Server

a) Detecting unsafe servers
b) Hacking HTTPS
c) Distributed Denial of Service attacks


Module 7: Data in-Security

a) File format attacks for Microsoft Office, PDF and other file types
b) Using incorrect file servers’ configuration
c) Basic SQL Server attacks


Module 8: Password attacks

a) Pass-the-Hash attacks
b) Stealing the LSA Secrets
c) Other


Module 9: Hacking automation

a) Misusing administrative scripts
b) Script based scanning


Module 10: Designing Secure Windows Infrastructure

On the market there are thousands of solutions available to enrich security in our infrastructure. Idea of this module is to provide the complete knowledge and to gain the holistic approach to the areas that can be secured and the measures that can be implemented.





Module 11: Securing Windows Platform

a) Defining and disabling unnecessary services
b) Implementing secure service accounts
c) Implementing rights, permissions and privileges
d) Driver signing


Module 12 Malware Protection

a) Techniques used by modern malware
b) Malware investigation techniques
c) Analyzing cases of real malware
d) Implementing protection mechanisms


Module 13: Managing Physical Security

a) Managing port security: USB, FireWire and other
b) Mitigating Offline Access
c) Implementing and managing BitLocker


Module 14: Deploying and configuring Public Key Infrastructure

a) Role and capabilities of the PKI in the infrastructure
b) Designing PKI architecture
c) PKI Deployment – Best practices


Module 15: Configuring Secure Communication

a) Deploying and managing Windows Firewall – advanced and useful features
b) Deploying and configuring IPsec
c) Deploying secure Remote Access (VPN, Direct Access, Workplace Join, RDS Gateway)
d) Deploying DNS and DNSSEC


Module 16: Securing Web Server

a) Configuring IIS features for security
b) Deploying Server Name Indication and Centralized SSL Certificate Support
c) Monitoring Web Server resources and performance
d) Deploying Distributed Denial of Service attack prevention
e) Deploying Network Load Balancing and Web Farms


Module 17: Providing Data Security and Availability

a) Designing data protection for Microsoft Office, PDF and other file types
b) Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services
c) Deploying File Classification Infrastructure and Dynamic Access Control
d) Configuring a secure File Server
e) Hardening basics for Microsoft SQL Server
f) Clustering selected Windows services


Module 18: Mitigating the common password attacks

a) Performing Pass-the-Hash attack and implementing prevention
b) Performing the LSA Secrets dump and implementing prevention


Module 19: Automating Windows Security

a) Implementing Advanced GPO Features
b) Deploying Software Restriction: Applocker
c) Advanced Powershell for administration