Greg Conti & Tom Cross - Adversarial Thinking: The Art of Dangerous Ideas $2,400 (Early $2,200)
Greg Conti is a hacker, maker, and computer scientist. He is a nine-time DEF CON speaker, a seven-time Black Hat speaker, and has been a Black Hat Trainer for 10 years. He’s taught Adversarial Thinking techniques at West Point, Stanford University bootcamps, NSA/U.S. Cyber Command, and for private clients in the financial and cybersecurity sectors. Greg is Co-Founder and Principal at Kopidion, a cyber security training and professional services firm.
Hackers have a unique perspective on the world and in particular on the technological artifacts within it. When most people look at a high-tech system, they see what they were meant to see by the people who created it. Hackers see technology as it truly is, not as it was meant to be, and this way of looking at things enables hackers to discover possibilities that were never intended in the first place.
Honing this skill is particularly valuable for people who are building technological systems that might be subject to misuse, and need to be able to anticipate that misuse. Whether you are an aspiring red teamer, a hardware engineer, software developer or product owner striving to understand how your product will be abused, or you work in fraud detection, risk analysis, election security, or any other domain where you face an adversary, you’ll find this course a valuable addition to your skill set.
- Survey adversarial thinking in a wide range of domains
- Review the history of hacking and phone phreaking and understand how they influenced the development of a way of thinking about technology
- Explore lock picking and physical security
- Iteratively decompose an organization or complex system to find its most critical dependencies and develop methods of attacking those dependencies successfully
- Consider how one might creatively steal from your employer and what controls are necessary to prevent this from happening
- Examine how and why you might be targeted by foreign intelligence
- Practice cheating on a test
- Understand how the mental models we develop for how things work can prevent us from seeing how they actually work
- See how levels of abstraction in computer technology can hide vulnerabilities
- Learn how to read technical standards and see the things that they fail to say
- Practice fooling your customers by offering products with unstated capabilities
- Explore how state cyber operations are organized and could target your organization
- Study the crowdsourcing of adversaries, as seen in Ukraine
- Explore dangerous security assumptions
- Investigate deception techniques
- Practice detecting and role-playing insider threats
- And much more…
● Heightened awareness of non-obvious threats and threat actors across the spectrum of the cyber, information, cognitive, and physical domains.
● Practical tools and techniques to better assess security risk and employ security controls.
● A deeper understanding of threat actor TTPs and countermeasures in areas such as: state-level cyberspace operations, electronic warfare and surveillance, supply chain compromise, hardware implants, deception operations, human intelligence collection, physical security, influence operations, targeting methodologies, and novel threat intelligence analytic techniques, among numerous other topics.
● Improved critical thinking techniques via an understanding of how the world, its threat actors, and the enterprise security environment behave in practice, not how defenders assume it to be.
● An enhanced ability to fluidly shift from the mindset of a defender into that of an attacker, and back again.
● Diverse sources of additional information to aid participants’ continued self-development.
Beginner to Intermediate
Suggested prerequisites for the class:
Items students will need to provide:
A devious and cunning mind, or a desire to develop one :)
DATE: August 12th-13th 2024
TIME: 8am to 5pm PDT
VENUE: Sahara Las Vegas
TRAINER: Greg Conti, Tom Cross
- 16 hours of training with a certificate of completion.
- 2 coffee breaks are provided per day
- Note: Food is not included
Registration terms and conditions:
Trainings are refundable before July 1st, the processing fee is $250.
Trainings are non-refundable after July 10th, 2024.
Training tickets may be transferred. Please email us for specifics.
Failure to attend the Training without prior written notification, will be considered a No-Show. No refund will be given.
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