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  • Get started with red team engagements using lesser-known methods
  • Explore intermediate and advanced levels of post-exploitation techniques
  • Get acquainted with all the tools and frameworks included in the Metasploit framework
  • Discover the art of getting stealthy access to systems via Red Teaming
  • Understand the concept of redirectors to add further anonymity to your C2
  • Get to grips with different uncommon techniques for data exfiltration

Red Teaming is used to enhance security by performing simulated attacks on an organization in order to detect network and system vulnerabilities. Hands-On Red Team Tactics starts with an overview of pentesting and Red Teaming, before giving you an introduction to few of the latest pentesting tools. We will then move on to exploring Metasploit and getting to grips with Armitage. Once you have studied the fundamentals, you will learn how to use Cobalt Strike and how to set up its team server.

The book introduces some common lesser known techniques for pivoting and how to pivot over SSH, before using Cobalt Strike to pivot. This comprehensive guide demonstrates advanced methods of post-exploitation using Cobalt Strike and introduces you to Command and Control (C2) servers and redirectors. All this will help you achieve persistence using beacons and data exfiltration, and will also give you the chance to run through the methodology to use Red Team activity tools such as Empire during a Red Team activity on Active Directory and Domain Controller.

In addition to this, you will explore maintaining persistent access, staying untraceable, and getting reverse connections over different C2 covert channels.

By the end of this book, you will have learned about advanced penetration testing tools, techniques to get reverse shells over encrypted channels, and processes for post-exploitation.

  • Target a complex enterprise environment in a Red Team activity
  • Detect threats and respond to them with a real-world cyber-attack simulation
  • Explore advanced penetration testing tools and techniques
Page Count 480
Course Length 14 hours 24 minutes
ISBN 9781788995238
Date Of Publication 27 Sep 2018


Himanshu Sharma

Himanshu Sharma has already achieved fame for finding security loopholes and vulnerabilities in Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Adobe, Uber, AT&T, Avira, and many others. He has assisted international celebrities such as Harbajan Singh in recovering their hacked accounts. He has been a speaker and trainer at international conferences such as Botconf 2013, CONFidence, RSA Singapore, LeHack, Hacktivity, Hack In the Box, and SEC-T. He also spoke at the IEEE Conference for Tedx. Currently, he is the cofounder of BugsBounty, a crowdsourced security platform.

Harpreet Singh

Harpreet Singh is the author of Hands-On Red Team Tactics published by Packt Publishing and has more than 7 years of experience in the fields of ethical hacking, penetration testing, vulnerability research, and red teaming. He is also a certified OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) and OSWP (Offensive Security Wireless Professional). Over the years, Harpreet has acquired an offensive skill set as well as a defensive skill set. He is a professional who specializes in wireless and network exploitation, including but not limited to mobile exploitation and web application exploitation, and he has also performed red team engagements for banks and financial groups.