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SANS Poster: Building a Better Pen Tester - PDF Download


Blog Post by: SANS Pen Test Team


It's here! It's here! The NEW SANS Penetration Testing Curriculum Poster has arrived (in PDF format)!

This blog post is for the downloadable PDF version of the new "Blueprint: Building a Better Pen Tester" Poster created by the SANS Pen Test Curriculum.

The front of the poster is full of useful information directly from the brains of SANS Pen Test Instructors. These are the pen testing tips they share with the students of SANS SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking and our other pen testing, ethical hacking, exploit dev, and vulnerability assessment courses.

The back of the poster has a checklist for scoping and rules of engagement, command line commands for Metasploit, Scapy, Nmap, and PowerShell, and information about Slingshot and the SANS Pen Test Curriculum.

Our hope is, the knowledge contained in this poster will help you become a better pen tester. And if you aren't currently a pen tester, that the information will you help you become a more informed information security professional.

Training: Take SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking at SANS Network Security, in Las Vegas, taught by course author Ed Skoudis, in September 2018.




Download: PENT-PSTR-SANS18-BP-V1_web


SANS Webcast - Building A Better Pen Tester Poster



Desktop Wallpapers:

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Blueprint_Wallpaper_Pre-Eng&ReconPre-Engagement & Reconnaissance


Blueprint_Wallpaper_VA&PAVulnerability Analysis & Password Attacks


Blueprint_Wallpaper_Exp&Post-ExpExploitation & Post-Exploitation


Blueprint_Wallpaper_RE&ScopingRules of Engagement & Scoping Checklist


Upcoming SANS Special Event - Pen Test HackFest 2018


SANS Pen Test HackFest 2018 - Summit & Training
November 12-19, 2018 | Bethesda, MD (Washington DC Area)

  • (2) Day Summit Event with 20+ Amazing Speakers on Pen Test & Red Team Topics
  • Evening Networking Sessions
  • (3) Nights of SANS Core NetWars, with Coin-A-Palooza
  • (1) Night of CyberCity Missions
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"If you haven't attended a SANS Summit, it's hard to understand the immense value. This is even more true for Pen Test HackFest" - Jason Nickola, DTS


Posted December 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM | Permalink | Reply

Ramanjot Anand

This will be helpful

Posted December 13, 2017 at 8:27 AM | Permalink | Reply

Josue Martins

THanks for great material SANS.

Posted December 14, 2017 at 11:28 AM | Permalink | Reply



Posted December 23, 2017 at 6:58 AM | Permalink | Reply

Aatif Khan

I want to attend Webcast

Posted December 23, 2017 at 9:43 AM | Permalink | Reply

Paul Mattiuzzo

Thank you for this great reference

Posted December 24, 2017 at 12:35 PM | Permalink | Reply

Brian Humphrey

Awesome work!

Posted January 3, 2018 at 1:17 AM | Permalink | Reply

Ulf Skoglund

Thanks for an exelent work

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