IT security training in the area of user awareness.
The last remaining risk to security? Is it already known to you, your colleagues, or co-workers? I am a senior penetration tester and with over 100 all of my accompanied penetration tests, there was always a risk, which in the end led us to break into the target company using social engineering. Over time it became clear that corporations and governments, as well as medium-sized companies, are doing a lot in the area of user awareness, but unfortunately, this is often not implemented correctly.
Training as a penetration tester
In addition to user awareness, i.e. through education equipping IT users for proper and safer IT usage, users must also be able to track down IT security gaps.
Since we, like you, have the problem of the shortage of skilled workers, we decided to create an IT security training, ourselves, in German.
Even being trained with the most common certifications such as OSCP, OSSTMM (Professional), PCI DSS Practioner CEH, and several other certifications, we were unfortunately too often disappointed at the end of the day. Almost all of them, with the exception of the OSCP, only have a simple theory test, which is unfortunately not so realistic and too easy for the real world of penetration testing.
The OSCP, on the other hand, does some things well, but unfortunately it is also equipped with a too easy and unrealistic lab in which hands-on hacking is performed. There isn’t even an IPS system.
Our training partner
In affiliation with IHK Akademie Koblenz we have created a three-stage in-service training, spanned over several months which is completed with a practical test at the end.
This training is extensive and long and takes much effort to complete at the same time yields significant results. The three stages of training take a total of 3 months. Such a long and intensive training is nowhere offered to become a penetration tester, and also this course is combined with part-time hands-on experience with senior penetration testers who have been trained for many years of professional experience.