Hands-On Red Team Tactics

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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 been active in the field of bug bounty since 2009, and has been listed in Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Adobe, Uber, AT&T, Avira, and many more with hall of fame listings as proof. He has been a speaker at multiple international conferences, including Botconf '13, Confidence 2018, RSA Asia Pacific and Japan '18, and Hack In The Box 2019. He also spoke at the IEEE conference in California and Malaysia, as well as for TedX. Currently, he is the cofounder of BugsBounty, a crowd-sourced security platform for ethical hackers and companies interested in cyber services. He has also authored the following books: Kali Linux – An Ethical Hacker's Cookbook, and Hands-On Red Team Tactics.

Harpreet Singh

Harpreet Singh has more than 5 years experience in the field of Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, and Red Teaming. In addition, he has performed red team engagement in multi-national banks and companies. Harpreet is a Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) and Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP). He has trained 1500+ students including Govt. officials in International projects.