Masterclass: Hacking and Securing Windows Infrastructure with Paula Januszkiewicz

Live Virtual Class – Super Intensive Remote Training with Labs!
March 22nd – 26th, 2021 (9:00am – 4:00pm CET Monday to Friday)

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This is an international Live Virtual Class, which means you will share the learning experience in a group of IT pros from around the world! The class is taught in English by Paula Januszkiewicz, who is a world-renowned cybersecurity Expert, the founder of CQURE and CQURE Academy, and Microsoft Regional Director and MVP. Remember that this course is limited to 12 participants total to ensure the highest quality and unique learning experience! During this course you will have an opportunity to interact with the instructor and get Paula’s help with any problems you might encounter, just as if it was a regular class.

Loads of Knowledge
This is a deep dive course on infrastructure services security, a must-go for enterprise administrators, security officers and architects. It is 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. In this workshop you will investigate the critical tasks for a high-quality penetration test. We will look at the most efficient ways to map a network and discover target systems and services. Once it has been done, we will search for vulnerabilities and reduce false positives with manual vulnerability verification. At the end we will look at exploitation techniques, including the use of authored and commercial tools. In the attack summary we will always go through the securing techniques.

Exploits are not the only way to get to systems! We will go through the operating systems’ build in problems and explore how they can be beneficial for hackers! One of the most important things to conduct a successful attack is to understand how the targets work. To the bones! Afterwards everything is clear and the tool is just a matter of our need.
The course covers all aspects of Windows infrastructure security from the hacker’s mind perspective! Our goal is to show and teach you what kind of mechanisms are allowing to get inside the infrastructure and how to get into operating systems. After the course you will gain penetration tester’s knowledge and tools.

To get more practice we offer three extra weeks of labs online!

Implementation workshop
Covering all aspects of Windows infrastructure security that everyone talks about, this workshop will teach you how to implement securing technologies one by one. During this course you will learn how to design and implement secure infrastructures based on the reasonable balance between security and comfort with a deep understanding of a cyber attacker’s capabilities. The course is limited to 12 participants, so reserve your spot today!

This course is ideal 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.

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.

Unique exercises:
All exercises are based on Windows Server 2016 and 2019, Windows 10 and Kali Linux. 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! Remember that the labs will stay online for an extra three weeks so you may practice even more after the training is completed!

Platform and Technical Requirements:
To participate in the course you need a Stable internet connection. For best learning experience we also need you to have a webcam, headphones and a microphone. Open RDP port 3391 for the connection to the Lab environment is needed as well. We will setup a secure Zoom classroom for every day of the course – we will send you a safe link to join the conference by e-mail.

After finishing the course, you will be granted a CQURE Certificate of Completion. Please note that after completing the course you will also be eligible for CPE points!

Course Syllabus

Module 1

Hacking Windows Platform


  • a) Detecting unnecessary services
  • b) Misusing service accounts
  • c) Implementing rights, permissions and privileges

Module 2

Top 50 tools: the attacker’s best friends


  • a) Practical walkthrough through tools
  • b) Using tools against scenarios
  • c) Tools for Red Team / Pentesters
  • d) Tools for Blue Team

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) Using incorrect file servers’ configuration
  • b) Basic SQL Server attacks
  • c) Detecting and attacking common network servers

Module 8

Identity attacks


  • a) Pass-the-Hash attacks
  • b) Stealing the LSA Secrets
  • c) Modern identity attacks techniques

Module 9

Hacking automation


  • a) Misusing administrative scripts
  • b) Script based scanning
  • c) PowerShell for pen-testers

Module 10

Designing Secure Windows Infrastructure


  • a) Modern attacks and prevention techniques
  • b) Malware execution prevention
  • c) Enterprise scale security challenges

Module 11

Securing Windows Platform


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

Module 12

Malware Protection


  • a) Malware investigation techniques
  • b) Analyzing cases of real malware
  • c) Implementing protection mechanisms

Module 13

Managing Physical Security


  • a) Mitigating Offline Access
  • b) Implementing and managing BitLocker
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Your teacher

Paula Januszkiewicz

Founder and CEO of CQURE

The course is delivered by Paula Januszkiewicz, CEO of CQURE, a world-renowned expert in the cyber security field with practical knowledge from dozens of successful projects, years of real-world experience, great teaching skills, and no mercy for misconfigurations or insecure solutions.