Sunday, 14 June 2009


Last year I had SEC 709 on my course list and signed up for this in Las Vegas following my GSE exam. The name of this course is:

Developing Exploits for Penetration Testers and Security Researchers

This is one of the most advanced and highly focused pen testing and vulnerability assessment courses available (if not the most intense). Steve Simms has excelled himself with this one.

As the page states, this is a must do course for any of the following categories of security professionals:
  • Incident handlers looking to take the next step in understanding exploitation in its most technical form
  • Network and system security professionals looking to understand the methods used to write exploit code and discover vulnerabilities
  • Programmers and code review engineers looking to understand the threat of exploitation and how to write Proof of Concept (POC) code to demonstrate exploitation techniques
  • Certification-holders looking to improve and put their practical knowledge to the test
  • Anyone looking to build credibility and take a technical course on advanced hacking techniques
I recommend this wholeheartedly for anyone wanting to do more than click a button and print a form based report.

My only disappointment is that the course has grown and developed with a mass of new material since Las Vegas last year and that I missed out on all that is now being offered in addition to what I completed..

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