Masterclass: Hacking and Securing Windows Infrastructure

Warsaw, Poland
July 23rd – 27th, 2018

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Why are we doing this?

For so many years we have been asked to create a course like this.

The course that covers all aspects of Windows infrastructure security from the hacker’s mind perspective!

One of the most important things to conduct a successful attack is to understand how the targets work. We will go through the operating systems’ built in problems and how they can be beneficial for hackers.

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.

Course Syllabus

Module 1

Hacking Windows Platform

  • Detecting unnecessary services
  • Misusing service accounts
  • Implementing rights, permissions and privileges
  • Direct Kernel Object Modification

Module 2

Top 50 tools: the attacker’s best friends

  • Practical walkthrough through tools
  • Using tools against scenarios


Module 3

Modern Malware

  • Techniques used by modern malware
  • Advanced Persistent Threats
  • Fooling common protection mechanisms

Module 4

Physical Access

  • Misusing USB and other ports
  • Offline Access techniques
  • BitLocker unlocking

Module 5

Intercepting Communication

  • Communicating through firewalls
  • Misusing Remote Access
  • DNS based attacks

Module 6

Hacking Web Server

  • Detecting unsafe servers
  • Hacking HTTPS
  • Distributed Denial of Service attacks

Module 7

Data in-Security

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

Module 8

Password attacks

  • Pass-the-Hash attacks
  • Stealing the LSA Secrets
  • Other

Module 9

Hacking automation

  • Misusing administrative scripts
  • 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

  • Defining and disabling unnecessary services
  • Implementing secure service accounts
  • Implementing rights, permissions and privileges
  • Driver signing

Module 12

Malware Protection

  • Techniques used by modern malware
  • Malware investigation techniques
  • Analyzing cases of real malware
  • Implementing protection mechanisms

Module 13

Managing Physical Security

  • Managing port security: USB, FireWire and other
  • Mitigating Offline Access
  • Implementing and managing BitLocker

Module 14

Deploying and configuring Public Key Infrastructure

  • Role and capabilities of the PKI in the infrastructure
  • Designing PKI architecture
  • PKI Deployment – Best practices

Module 15

Configuring Secure Communication

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

Module 16

Securing Web Server

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

Module 17

Providing Data Security and Availability

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

Module 18

Mitigating the common password attacks

  • Performing Pass-the-Hash attack and implementing prevention
  • Performing the LSA Secrets dump and implementing prevention

Module 19

Automating Windows Security

  • Implementing Advanced GPO Features
  • Deploying Software Restriction: Applocker
  • Advanced Powershell for administration
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You should have good hands-on experience in administering Windows infrastructure with at least 8 years in the field.


You should have good understanding of how operating system works.


Ideally you should have read “Windows Internals” by Mark Russinovich book.

Masterclass: Hacking and Securing Windows Infrastructure

  • 5 days intense workshop with Enterprise Security MVP;
  • tools & techniques for monitoring infrastructure components and their particular working phases;
  • author’s unique tools;
  • over 200 pages of exercises and presentations slides with notes.

Tuition: $4,498



This deep dive course is a must-go for enterprise administrators, infrastructure architects, security professionals, systems engineers, network administrators, IT professionals, security consultants and other people responsible for implementing network and perimeter security.

We’ll be taking on board 30 students only.