External References

This is a list of external resources for your reference.  None of these links is affiliated with us in any way, but we respect their work and their contribution to the IT Security community.  You will find a mixture of offensive and defensive resources on this page, since to do either well requires knowledge of both.

Learning Resources

Need to brush up on Linux? Try https://linuxjourney.com/ 


Want help understanding a Linux command? https://explainshell.com/ 


Interested to explore coding? Check out https://www.codecademy.com/ 


Want to review the basics of different types of attacks? Here’s some lessons for you 

https://www.hacksplaining.com/exercises 


How would you like to learn more about Metasploit and help out a great charity? Go here to find out https://www.offensive-security.com/metasploit-unleashed/ 


Need some more information on Windows Event Logs https://www.ultimatewindowssecurity.com/securitylog/default.aspx


How about some free PowerShell video training direct from Microsoft? 

https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/getting-started-with-microsoft-powershell-8276 

https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/whats-new-in-powershell-v5-16434 


For great sample policies and procedures, look here:

https://www.incidentresponse.com/resources/policies-plans/

Capture the Flag and Other Challenges

Pentesting

Want to learn more about web application pentesting? Check out https://www.owasp.org (a good overview of their projects is here https://www.owasp.org/images/0/01/Owasp_Dev_Guide.pdf) and also explore https://pentesterlab.com/


https://www.hackthebox.eu/


Need some good wordlists for password cracking? Try:

https://wiki.skullsecurity.org/passwords

https://crackstation.net/buy-crackstation-wordlist-password-cracking-dictionary.htm 

Do you want to build a test lab?

You can get free Microsoft licenses from here:

https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ 

You can use the Config-LabSystem.ps1 PowerShell script in the class Dropbox to help configure a test domain.