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Train With CyberQ Skill Pack Challenges

CyberQ Skillpacks are designed to test your skills in a variety of different challenges with limited guidance. Each challenge runs independently as its own “Self-Paced Capture the Flag.” Launching a Skill Pack challenge will reserve your very own space in our CyberQ Data Center, we will raise the Attack Console, as well as the down-range vulnerable targets for you to practice and challenge your skills.


Each challenge includes a set of distinct challenge flags, in order to solve the flags you must perform a variety of procedures in the target environment including basic host discovery, service discovery, vulnerability analysis, attack procedures, privilege escalation, and more.


Please note, this is not a learning lab. Skill packs are designed intentionally with challenges, puzzles, and preconfigured targets that will test your ability to identify, analyze, exploit, and own the targets. If you are new to Cyber and have never participated in a cyber challenge or competition, Skill packs may be too advanced. So, feel free to browse our learning productsif this describes you, however, if you are ready for a challenge, enjoy solving complex puzzles and testing your limits, CyberQ challenges are a great way to hone your trade craft.

Steganography Techniques Skill Pack

This Skill Pack will challenge your skills in both Image and Web Steganography Techniques across 5 Cyber challenges to practice with.

Each challenge contains a fully designed target network with live virtual machines, servers, web hosts, and vulnerable sites and applications. Launching a challenge will open the CyberQ Console and safely connect you to our live attack environment right through your browser. Depending on the challenge, you will land in your attack machine, either Kali or Parrot, where you will have instant access to the full suite of attack tools required to carry out your challenge. Targets are preconfigured with host and application vulnerabilities which you will uncover as you progress through the challenges. CyberQ is a fully automated Cyber Range platform providing you with a self-driven ‘Capture-the-flag‘ experience in each challenge.

Web Application Hacking Skill Pack

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Gain direct hands-on practical experience on Industry’s leading Cyber Range Platform – CyberQ. Successful Completion of this Steganography Skill Pack will gain you Job-ready Cyber skills and execution efficiency against cyber challenges.

About Steganography Skill Pack

Steganography refers to the art of hiding data “behind” other data without the knowledge of the victim. Thus, steganography hides the existence of a message. It replaces bits of unused data into ordinary files, such as graphics, sound, text, audio, and video with other surreptitious bits. The hidden data can be in the form of plaintext or ciphertext, and sometimes, an image.

Utilizing a graphic image as a cover is the most popular method to conceal the data in files. Unlike encryption, the detection of steganography can be challenging. Thus, steganography techniques are widely used for malicious purposes. For example, attackers can hide a keylogger inside a legitimate image; thus, when the victim clicks on the image, the keylogger captures the victim’s keystrokes. Attackers also use steganography to hide information when encryption is not feasible. In terms of security, it hides the file in an encrypted format, so that even if the attacker decrypts it, the message will remain hidden. Attackers can insert information such as source code for a hacking tool, a list of compromised servers, plans for future attacks, communication and coordination channels, etc.

Steganography is the art and science of writing hidden messages in such a way that no one other than the intended recipient knows of the existence of the message. The increasing use of electronic file formats with new technologies has made data hiding possible. Basic steganography can be broken down into two areas: data hiding and document making. Document making deals with protection against removal. Its further classifications of cover medium include watermarking and fingerprinting.

The different types of steganography are as follows:

  • 03 Tick icon Image Steganography: Images are the most popular cover objects used for steganography. In image steganography, the user hides the information in image files of different formats, such as .PNG, .JPG, and .BMP.
  • 03 Tick icon Document steganography: In document steganography, the user adds whitespaces and tabs at the ends of the lines.
  • 03 Tick icon OS detection: Nmap detects the Operating system, MAC address, and the software version of the system/target.
  • 03 Tick icon Folder Steganography: Folder steganography refers to hiding one or more files in a folder. In this process, the user moves the file physically but still stays associated to its original folder for recovery.
  • 03 Tick icon Video Steganography: Video steganography is a technique to hide any kind of file with any extension in a carrying video file. One can apply video steganography to different formats of files, such as .AVI, .MPG4, .WMV, etc.
  • 03 Tick icon Audio Steganography: In audio steganography, the user embeds the hidden messages in a digital sound format.
  • 03 Tick icon Whitespace Steganography: In whitespace steganography, the user hides the messages in ASCII text by adding whitespaces to the end of the lines.
  • 03 Tick icon Web Steganography:In web steganography, a user hides web objects behind other objects and uploads them to a web server.
  • 03 Tick icon Spam/Email Steganography: One can use spam emails for secret communication by embedding the secret messages in some way and hiding the embedded data in the spam emails. This technique is referred to as spam/email steganography.

Steganography Techniques Covered in the Skill Pack

  • 03 Tick icon  Image Steganography
  • 03 Tick icon  Web Steganography

Gain related NICE skills for Steganography

Skill in conducting vulnerability scans and recognizing vulnerabilities in security systems.
Skill in assessing the robustness of security systems and designs.
Skill in mimicking threat behaviors.
Skill in the use of penetration testing tools and techniques.
Skill in conducting application vulnerability assessments.
Skill in assessing the application of cryptographic standards.
Skill to develop insights about the context of an organization’s threat environment

Related Job Roles for Steganography

  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Blue Team Technician
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Red Team Technician
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Computer Network Defense (CND) Auditor
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Ethical Hacker
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Information Security Engineer
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Internal Enterprise Auditor
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Penetration Tester
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Network Security Engineer
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Reverse Engineer
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Risk/Vulnerability Analyst
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Technician
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Vulnerability Manager