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RCCE Level 2 Penetration Testing

The RCCE Level 2 Rocheston Certified Cybersecurity Engineer (Penetration Testing) course is an advanced, comprehensive, and highly specialized program that equips cybersecurity professionals with the knowledge and skills required to excel in penetration testing.

This course stands out for its extensive coverage of advanced penetrating testing techniques.

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The Course is Divided
into 4 Parts

The course is meticulously designed and divided into 4 parts to ensure maximum learning and practical exposure:

1. Cyber Range Sphere
2. ZombieCop.Run
3. Vulnerability Vines
4. JuggyBank Project
Cyber Range Sphere
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Part 1
Cyber Range

In this part, students engage in capture-the-flag-style exercises where they attack machines with varying vulnerabilities. The cyber range comprises more than 100 machines with diverse vulnerability configurations. This hands-on approach enables students to:

  • Gain real-world experience in identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities
  • Understand how attackers think and strategize
  • Develop the ability to prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities effectively
  • Enhance their problem-solving and critical thinking skills

Rocheston Sphere Platform

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Sphere Playbooks

The Rocheston Cyber Range Sphere is a next-level cybersecurity training tool specially developed to arm organizations with powerful strategies to combat the ever-growing cyber threats in today's connected world.

Employing advanced technology and providing immersive user experiences, Sphere stands as a benchmark by offering real-life scale cyber attack simulations, unmatched in its industry segment.
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Part 2

ZombieCop.Run Red Team / Blue Team Exercises

This part involves students dividing into red and blue teams and attacking more than 100 targets. The benefits of conducting these exercises include:

Learning to collaborate and communicate effectively within a team. Understanding the defense strategies employed by the blue team. Gaining insights into the offensive tactics used by the red team. Developing a well-rounded understanding of both attack and defense methodologies.
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Part 3
Vulnerability Vines

Rocheston's Vines is a full-scale vulnerability assessment and penetration testing tool that students will learn to implement within their organizations to secure their networks.

Vines covers a wide range of security aspects, such as DevSecOps, IAM, vulnerability scanning, cloud firewall, zero-trust, VPN, and more.

Students will receive in-depth training on how to use Vines effectively.
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Part 4
JuggyBank Project

You will be intimately involved in a thorough penetration testing process for JuggyBank.

This real-world project is designed to deliver holistic understanding of testing procedures, implementation of security measures, and subsequent defensive actions needed to secure JuggyBank.

Each phase of this project, from execution to analysis, will enlighten you about the practical aspects of penetration testing in detail.

You will gain a realistic perspective of potential cybersecurity threats faced by banking institutions like JuggyBank.
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What is RCPT?

The Rocheston Certified Red/Blue Pentester (RCPT) certification is a significant part of the Rocheston Certified Cybersecurity Engineer (RCCE) Level 2 program.

The RCCE Level 2 program, incorporating RCPT, aims to equip participants with an in-depth understanding of offensive and defensive cybersecurity strategies. The RCPT certification, in particular, has a strong emphasis on practical penetration testing techniques and methodologies.
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RCPT Penetration Testing Framework

The RCPT Framework touch on areas such as reconnaissance, scanning, gaining access, maintaining access, and covering tracks. It also emphasizes on studying various penetration strategies, master hacking techniques, and become familiar with attack countermeasures in order to protect an organization's critical infrastructure.

Overall, the RCPT Framework strike a balance between aggressive red teaming and defensive blue teaming, making it an effective approach for comprehensive and robust penetration testing.

RCPT Framework are particularly beneficial for organizations seeking to evaluate their security posture, manage potential threats, and improve their overall defense strategies.
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RCCE Level 2 Exam

The examination for the RCCE Level 2 will be administered on the last day of the course.

Upon successful completion of this exam, participants will earn the highly regarded RCCE and RCPT certifications, distinguishing them from their colleagues.

You will walk away with 2 certifications.
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RCPT Course Outline

Reconnaissance: Includes collecting initial information about the target, typically via search engines, WHOIS, and DNS records.

Scan Open Ports: Analyze open ports on the network.

Version Detection: Understand the versions of web servers, operating systems any outward-facing software by network footprinting.

Network Mapping: Use tools like Nmap to create a map of the network.

Vulnerability Analysis: Perform a vulnerability analysis to identify potential points of exploitation.

Firewall Configuration Testing: Checking the robustness of firewall rules and identifying misconfigurations.

Intrusion Detection/Prevention System Testing: Evaluate the effectiveness of IDS/IPS.

Password Strength Testing: Test the complexity and strength of passwords.

Password Cracking: Use password cracking tools to identify weak and easily crack-able passwords.

Brute Force Attacks: Try brute force attacks on login fields and other entry points.

Application Behavior: Understand the behavior of applications under varied user inputs.

Input Validation: Testing for weaknesses in input validation, such as cross-site scripting (XSS) or SQL injection vulnerabilities.

HTTP protocol verbs Testing: Test to see if unsupported or potentially risky HTTP protocol verbs are in use.

URL Manipulation: Manipulate URLs to bypass access controls or gain unauthorized access.

Cookie Security: Evaluate the security measures in place for cookies.

Session Management: Examine whether sessions are managed securely, including session timeouts and handling of concurrent logins.

Secure Token Testing: Confirm that secure tokens are used and are handled correctly.

Phishing Attack Simulation: Simulate phishing attacks to test response mechanisms and educate users.

Social Engineering: Use social engineering techniques to identify vulnerabilities in human factors.

Malware Testing: Test the protections against malicious software like viruses, worms, and Trojans.

Active Directory (AD) Testing: Evaluate the security of AD configurations.

Wi-fi Network Security: Assess the security of wireless networks and their configurations.

DDoS Mitigation Capability: Test the system's ability to sustain a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.

DNS Security: Test the Domain Name System for cache poisoning or spoofing vulnerabilities.

Email Configuration: Check the email configurations to ensure security settings like SPF, DKIM, and DMARC are in place.

VoIP Testing: Voice over IP also needs to be tested for potential vulnerabilities.

SSL/TLS Testing: Check the implementation of cryptography, deprecated protocols, weak ciphers, and certificate validity.

Third-party Software: Any software from third parties or open-source libraries should be tested.

Intrusion Detection System (IDS): Test and evaluate its capacity to detect malicious traffic.

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS): Test and evaluate its capacity to prevent malicious traffic.

Patch Management Process: Evaluate how patches are managed and how quickly they're implemented.

Backup and Recovery Test: Validate the backup and recovery process of a company's data.

Physical Security Testing: Evaluate the effectiveness of physical security controls if relevant to the pen test.

Cloud Environment: Test security in cloud environments like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.

Database Security: Check for SQL injection, misconfigurations, and exposure of sensitive data in any database used.

Remote Access Testing: Assess the security of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or other remote access used.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) Testing: Understand how MFA is implemented and identify any weaknesses.

File system permissions: Review file and directory permissions for any insecure settings.

Token Permissions: Review user and application tokens for unnecessary permissions.

Logs Auditing: Audit system, security and application logs to check for security incidents and anomalies.

Virtual Machine Security: Test the security of virtual machines if utilized.

Web Services/API Testing: Evaluate the security of any APIs or web services in use.

Mobile Application Testing: Testing mobile apps, if relevant, for any inherent vulnerabilities.

Unauthorized Data Access: Attempt to access sensitive or confidential data without appropriate permissions.

Administrative Interface Testing: Check for vulnerabilities in admin interfaces.

IoT Device Testing: Internet of Things devices, often overlooked, need proper pen testing too.

ARP Spoofing: Test for man-in-the-middle attack vulnerabilities.

VPN Security: Evaluate the security of Virtual Private Networks deployed in the organization.

Load balancer testing: Test to confirm it correctly handles network traffic and ensures data availability and redundancy.

Content Management System (CMS) Testing: Test the security of the CMS, a common target for attackers.

File Upload Testing: Check that file upload features sanitize input and reject potential malicious files.

Logic Testing: Make sure the application logic cannot be manipulated to achieve unauthorized access.

Session Hijacking: MethodInvocation and testing of session management to identify weaknesses.

DOS and DDOS: Test resilience against Denial of Service (DoS) or Distributed DoS attacks.

Business Logic Testing: Examine business processes to detect any logical or technical frailties.

Privilege Escalation: Try to gain higher permissions to access more resources.

Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) Attacks: Test vulnerabilities to MITM attacks.

Code Injection: Try injecting malicious code to exploit system or create unfavorable outcomes.

Information Disclosure: Test if internal system information disclosure happens through error messages.

Embedded Device Testing: If embedded or IoT devices are deployed, these need to also be pen tested.

Application Container Testing: Check the security of application container environments like Docker.

Infrastructure Configuration Review: Review security configurations of routers, switches, firewalls, etc.

Server Misconfigurations: Identify any server misconfigurations that could potentially expose the network.

Clickjacking: Test for vulnerabilities to clickjacking attacks.

Server Security Headers: Check for appropriate implementation of HTTP security headers.

Server-side Request Forgery (SSRF) Attacks: Test for vulnerabilities to SSRF attacks.

Race Condition Bugs: Test to detect potential race condition bugs in code execution.

Client-side Security Controls: Test all client-side security measures.

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) Attacks: Test for vulnerabilities to CSRF attacks.

OWASP Top 10 & other Standard Framework Testing: Test for vulnerabilities listed in the OWASP . Top 10 and other recognized security frameworks.

Insider Threat Simulation: Simulate actions of malicious insiders to identify vulnerabilities.

Human Interface Device (HID) Attacks: Test for potential HID attacks, such as BadUSB.

Regulatory Compliance Pen Testing: Specialized tests to ensure compliance with regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR.

Spear Phishing: Test employee susceptibility to targeted spear phishing attacks.

Third Party and Supplier Security: Test security preparedness of third parties and supply chain elements.

Cloud Storage Security: Test the security of storage buckets like Amazon S3 or Azure Blob Storage.

Red Teaming: Conduct complete cyber-attack simulations to evaluate organization's defense capability.

Zero-day Exploit Testing: If zero-day exploits are discovered, understand their impact and mitigation.

Cloud Container Testing: Test the security of containers in cloud services.

Shadow IT Detection: Detect unmanaged systems or services within the network.

Breach Readiness Assessment: Understand the readiness of the organization to handle a breach.

Social Media Footprinting: Check for unintentionally revealed information on social media that could help attackers.

Security Policy Compliance: Test to ensure adherence to organization’s security policy.

Incident Response Capability: Test the organization's readiness to respond to security incidents.

Security Training Efficacy: Evaluate how effective the security awareness and training programs are within the organization.

Codebase Review: Manually review the codebase for any bugs or oversights that automated tools missed.

Security Tool Efficacy: Assess whether the security tools deployed by the organization are performing as expected.

Zero Trust Architecture Testing: Evaluate the effectiveness of zero trust models if implemented.

Local Network Access Control: Evaluate the controls in place for local network access.

Encryption At Rest & In Transit: Test for proper implementation of encryption both for data at rest and in transit.

Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration: Utilize cyber threat intelligence to add context and better identify potential threats.

Bot Detection: Test if the system has adequate protection against bots.

Email Phishing Campaigns: Test employees ability to recognize and avoid phishing scams.

Anti-Malware Efficacy: Test if the deployed antivirus or antimalware solution is effective.

Real-time Alerting: Test the incident alert mechanisms to ensure they are working properly.

Use of Known Vulnerabilities: Utilize known vulnerabilities from repositories like the Common

Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database.

Rogue Device Detection: Test the organization's ability to detect unauthorized devices on the network.

Pen Testing from Various Locations: Test the security measures from diverse geographical locations and IP addresses.

Threat Hunting: Proactively identify whether there are any unknown threats lurking in the infrastructure.

Ongoing Tests: Regular and scheduled penetration tests to account for new vulnerabilities and system changes.

Cyber Range VMs

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