Workshop: Advanced Active Directory Attacks – Virtual Class with Mike Jankowski-Lorek, Ph.D.

Live Virtual Class – CQURE Workshop with Labs!
April 7th – 9th, 2021 (9:00am – 4:00pm CET Monday to Wednesday)

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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 Dr. Mike Jankowski-Lorek, who is one of the core CQURE’s Cybersecurity Experts, and also CQURE’s Director of Consulting! 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 Michael’s help with any problems you might encounter, just as if it was a regular workshop.

About the course
This is a deep dive workshop on Active Directory services security, a must-go for 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.

This workshop will present you the critical tasks performed by skilled attacker or pentester against Active Directory and its key components. The course focuses on attacks and security of Windows identity solutions.

Exploits are not the only way to get to the systems! We will go through the operating systems’ builtin 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 workshop covers all aspects of Active Directory identity 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 organization. You will gain penetration tester’s knowledge and tools.

The course is an intense workshop! During these 3 days you will not need your caffeine candies – this workshop is really intense and it will keep you awake all the time!

Unique exercises:
All exercises are based on Windows Server 2016 and 2019, Windows 10, Kali Linux and
Azure Cloud. This workshop 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 5 years in the field is recommended.

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.

Author’s unique tools, presentations slides.

Platform and Technical Requirements:
To participate in the course you need a Stable internet connection. For the 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 to claim CPE points!

Course Syllabus

Module 1

Module 1: Authentication protocols

  • a) NTLM
  • b) Kerberos
  • c) Claim based authentication

Module 2

Module 2: Identity attacks

  • a) Pass-the-Hash attacks
  • b) Stealing the LSA Secrets
  • c) Modern identity attacks techniques
  • d) Password guessing, spraying a bruteforcing
  • e) MITM attacks, NBNS/LLMNR spoofing, NTLM Relay, Kerberoasting
  • f) Offline attacks, decrypting DPAPI a DPAPI-NG
  • g) Attacks against smart card authentication

Module 3

Module 3: Active Directory attacker persistency

  • a) Achieving persistence, Skeleton Key, Golden Ticket attack
  • b) Windows Hello for Business Security, NGC keys
  • c) DCSync and DCShadow
  • d) AdminSDholder

Module 4

Module 4: Mitigating the identity attacks

  • a) Pass-the-Hash attack prevention
  • b) LSA protection
  • c) Credential Guard

Module 5

Module 5: Azure AD security

  • a) Stealing Azure AD tokens
  • b) Azure MFA and FIDO2 auditing
  • c) Azure AD application security
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Your teacher

Mike Jankowski-Lorek, Ph.d.

Cybersecurity Expert, CQURE's Director of Consulting

Mike Jankowski-Lorek is a solution architect, developer, data scientist and security expert with more than 12-years’ experience in the field. He designs and implements solutions for Databases, Network & Management area, mainly for Microsoft platform for medium to enterprise level organizations. Mike holds multiple certifications, especially security, database and software development related. He is one of core Experts at CQURE and holds a PhD in Computer Science.