Center for Qualified CyberSecurity Excellence & Mastery

"Where Qualified Cyber Education Happens"

New Rules to Attack Software
This 72 hour hands-on workshop introduces you to "How to penetrate your software," a step by step methodology to effectively and efficiently attack software. You will learn a very applied and non-rigid approach to test software for common bugs. It's a departure from conventional network penetration in which programmers prepare a written attack plan and then use it as a script when attacking the software. The class teaches you how to plan attacks "on the fly" by providing you with insight, experience, and a nose for where bugs are hiding. This workshop is presented in an "interwoven" format where each topic has a hands-on component so that you can explore the attacking techniques and software tools using real software.

Class Fee: $3,990
Time: 72 hrs
Learning Level: Entry
Contact Hours: 40 hr Lecture 32 hr labs
Prerequisites: Understanding of TCP/IP Protocols
Credits: 72 CPE / 3 CEU
Method of Delivery: Residential (100% face-to-face) or Hybrid
Class Materials: SU textbook and testing software
Instructor: TBD
Method of Evaluation: 95 % attendance 2. 100 % completion of Lab
Grading: Pass = Attendance+ labs & quizzes Fail > 95% Attendance

Sample Job Titles:
Analyst Programmer/Computer Programmer
Configuration Manager
Database Developer/Engineer/Architect
Information Assurance (IA) Engineer
Information Assurance (IA) Software Developer
Information Assurance (IA) Software Engineer
Research & Development Engineer
Secure Software Engineer/Security Engineer
Software Developer/ Software Engineer
Architect/ Systems Analyst/ Web App Developer


This 72 hour accelerated class is taught using face to face modality or hybrid modality. Class includes 72 hours of contact studies, labs, reading assignments and final exam - passing the final exam is a requirement for graduation.

Who Should Attend -Information Security and IT managers; Information Assurance Programmers; Information Security Analysts and Consultants; Internal Auditors and Audit Consultants; QA Specialists, Secure Software Engineering – Develops, modifies, enhances, and sustains new or existing computer applications, software, or utility programs following software assurance best practices throughout the software lifecycle.

KU Outcomes

Learning Objectives:

Text Materials: labs, SU Pen Testing Materials, resource CD’s and attack handouts.

Machines a Dual Core 4M Ram, 350 Gig drives, running MS OS, linux, and VMWare Workstation

Tools for class - Whois, Google Hacking, Nslookup , Sam Spade, Traceroute  , NMap , HTTrack , Superscan , Nessus, PSTool,
Nbtstat, Solarwinds ,Netcat , John the ripper , Nikto/Wikto ,Web Scarab , HTTP Tunnel (hts.exe) , LCP   ,Cain and Abel, Ettercap system hacking ,John the Ripper Wireshark  sniffers, TCP dump, D sniff , tcpdump, Metasploit, ISS exploit, web app,Core Impact , Snort , Infostego, Etherape ,Firefox with plugins (Hackbar, XSSme...) ,, ebgoat, X Wget, Cyrpto tool, 'Curl', Ounce, Fortify.



Grades -All students must ordinarily take all quizzes, labs, final exam and submit the class practical in order to be eligible for a Q/ISP, Q/IAP, Q/SSE, or Q/WP credential unless granted an exception in writing by the President. Know that Q/ISP classes draws quite the spectrum of students, including "those less comfortable," "those more comfortable," and those somewhere in between. However, what ultimately matters in this course is not so much where you end up relative to your classmates but where you end up relative to yourself in on FriLesson of class. The course is graded as a pass or fail solely on your attendance and participation. Those less comfortable and somewhere in between are not at a disadvantage vis-à-vis those more comfortable. Escalating labs help you prepare for real world scenarios. Each labs escalates upon itself, increasing in intensity, rising to the next level, while your mitigating the threat step by step

Books – 3 Ebooks are provided for this course. No external books are required. However, you may want to supplement your preparation for or review of some lectures with self-assigned readings relevant to those lectures' content from either of the books below. The first is intended for those inexperienced in (or less comfortable with the idea of) hacking. The second is intended for those experienced in (or more comfortable with the idea of) hacking. Both are available at sites like Both are avail at the SU Hacker Library. Realize that free, if not superior, resources can be found on the SU website.

Those Less Comfortable – Hacking Wireless for Dummies, Kevin Beaver - Publication Date: January 29, 2013 

For Those More Comfortable The Basics of Hacking and wireless Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy by Patrick ngebretson (Jun 24, 2013) The book below is recommended for those interested in understanding how their own computers work for personal systems. This last book below is recommended for aspiring hackers, those interested in programming techniques and low-level optimization of code for applications beyond the scope of this course. Hacker’s Delight, Second Edition Henry S. Warren Jr. Addison-Wesley, 2012 ISBN 0-321-84268-5