Vulnerability Research Hackers Penetration Tester Training

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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.

Vulnerability Research Techniques for Hackers and Penetration Testers Skill Pack

This Skill Pack will challenge your skills in salient techniques used by Ethical Hackers and Pen Testers in Vulnerability research including; Advanced Google Hacking Techniques, Source Code Analysis, Traffic Analysis, ExploitDB Search, Searchsploit Search, and SQL Vulnerability Scanning, Vulnerability Scanning using Burpsuit.

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. 


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

About Vulnerability Research Skill Pack

Vulnerability research is the process of analyzing protocols, services, and configurations to discover the vulnerabilities and design flaws that will expose an operating system and its applications to exploit, attack, or misuse.

A security administrator needs vulnerability research:

  • To gather information about security trends, newly discovered threats, attack surfaces, attack vectors and techniques.
  • To find weaknesses in the OS and applications and alert the network administrator before a network attack.
  • To understand information that helps prevent security problems.
  • To know how to recover from a network attack.

An ethical hacker or a pen tester needs to keep up with the most recently discovered vulnerabilities and exploits to stay one step ahead of attackers through vulnerability research, which includes:

  • Discovering the system design faults and weaknesses that might allow attackers to compromise a system.
  • Staying updated about new products and technologies and reading news related to current exploits.
  • Checking underground hacking web sites (Deep and Dark websites) for newly discovered vulnerabilities and exploits.
  • Checking newly released alerts regarding relevant innovations and product improvements for security systems.
  • Security experts and vulnerability scanners classify vulnerabilities by:
    • Severity level (low, medium, or high)
    • Exploit range (local or remote)

Vulnerability Research Techniques Covered in the Skill Pack

  • 03 Tick icon Advanced Google Hacking Techniques
  • 03 Tick icon Source Code Analysis
  • 03 Tick icon Traffic Analysis
  • 03 Tick icon ExploitDB Search
  • 03 Tick icon Searchsploit Search
  • 03 Tick icon SQL Vulnerability Scanning
  • 03 Tick icon Vulnerability Scanning using Burpsuite

Gain related NICE skills for Vulnerability Research

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 to develop insights about the context of an organization’s threat environment.

Related Job Roles for Vulnerability Research

    • 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