Your vulnerability scanner reports that there are no issues on your network. A pentester has spent the last week trying to exploit every system your organization owns with no luck. The check box for this year's compliance audit has been checked. While it is good that these things occurred, they do not complete the picture in regards to true risk.
Real attackers do not solely rely on software exploits to compromise an environment. In almost every breach you hear about the root of the compromise came from a phishing attack. This is why additional tests, post-infection, should be performed to assess just how far an attacker can go after gaining a foothold into your environment.
What command and control channels are available for an attacker to utilize to communicate with your internal systems? How easy is it for an attacker to move laterally within your environment and gain access to other systems? What are your detection capabilities when it comes to sensitive data being exfiltrated out of your environment? How do you test these attacker techniques using open-source tools?
This lecture will address these questions and more, including a showcase of attacker methodologies.