Internal Audit Training, IT Audit Training Courses, Information Security Training - CPE Interactive

Continuing Professional Education for Audit, Assurance, & Info Security

Course Description

In this intensive hands-on course, you will learn how to detect, assess, and exploit numerous CyberSecurity vulnerabilities that stem from improper software configuration, software inconsistencies, and design flaws within an overall network infrastructure and applications. You will also examine useful methods for uncovering wired and wireless network backdoors. Working through a series of hands-on exercises, you will discover the most common CyberSecurity mistakes made by vendors, administrators, and users, and master proven tactics for thwarting them.

You will discover methods for locating and confirming frequently exploited Web and other TCP/IP application vulnerabilities. You will get proven tips on building a powerful CyberSecurity testing tool kit using both freeware and commercial tool alternatives that will let you test for frequently exploited TCP/IP network and computing platform-specific security vulnerabilities. In addition, you will review a detailed analysis of features, platform applicability, and operational considerations associated with a wide array of CyberSecurity security testing tools for use on both Windows and Unix workstations.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the key incremental phases and deliverables in vulnerability and penetration testing
  • Understand the importance of clear definition and communication of the “Rules of Engagement” for all parties involved
  • Assess the risks, strengths, and weaknesses in different categories of testing tools
  • Learn how to develop and use advanced CyberAudit software techniques to increase audit coverage

Course Outline

Developing a Network CyberSecurity Testing Plan

  • Delineating between vulnerability testing and penetration testing
  • Sources for vulnerability and threat alerts…and tools
  • Important cautions in using scanning tools
  • Defining a vulnerability and penetration testing methodology
  • Guidelines for conducting the tests: “Rules of Engagement”
  • Building a portable vulnerability testing toolkit

Passive Reconnaissance and Discovery

  • Passive reconnaissance and discovery audit objectives
  • Tiger teams and social Engineering
  • Reconnaissance tools and techniques

Active Reconnaissance and Host Enumeration Tools and Techniques

  • Active reconnaissance and enumeration audit objectives
  • Leveraging public information about a target organization
  • Locating network hosts
  • Network host and application enumeration: port scanning, SNMP probes

CyberSecurity Vulnerability Scanning

  • Vulnerability scanning audit objectives
  • Network vs. host vulnerability tools
  • Configuring, running, and interpreting the results of vulnerability scanners

Exploits and Penetration Testing

  • Penetration testing audit objectives
  • Penetration testing methods
  • Exploit consoles
  • Hacking tool repositories
  • Web application manipulation
  • File share attacks


  • Dealing with risks
  • Corrective action plans
  • Network vulnerability testing strategy
  • Sources of additional information and tools

Additional Information

Who Should Attend

IT Auditors
Information Security Managers, Analysts, and Architects
IT Management
IT Architects
System Administrators
Network Engineers

Learning Level






Advanced Preparation


Recommended Prerequisites

Simplifying Audits of Network CyberSecurity (CY10)AND CyberAudits of Identity and Access Controls Management (CY01) or equivalent training. Familiarity with TCP/IP concepts and terminology, including the use of basic network software utilities found in Windows and/or Unix, is assumed.

Session Duration

On Site: 2 day

CPE Credits: 16

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