Python For Infosec Pros – November 5th 2016

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The primary focus of the class is getting the student comfortable with using Python to perform simple IT Security tasks. Getting beyond using other peoples’ tools in this field is the hardest step on the ladder to proficiency. This class is designed to get you over that difficult step of being able to modify popular security tools or write your own. Most importantly it is all taught in a simple manner that won’t put you to sleep like most programming courses.

Class Outline

Programming Concepts, Parsing Files, Logs, and PCAPs

  • Python Basics
  • Text File Parsing
  • Log Parsing
  • PCAP Parsing

Password Cracking, Network and Web Application Vulnerability Testing

  • Password Cracking
  • Netcat-like Functionality
  • Port-Scanning
  • Vulnerable Service Identification
  • SQL Injection
  • XSS


Forensics and Malware Analysis

  • Memory Analysis
  • Identifying/Classifying Malware



Students will receive

  • 8 hours of CPEs
  • Several virtual machines
  • Courseware slides
  • Lab manual


Each class will be recorded and made available to the students via email. So you can keep up with the class even if you have to miss time, or even a whole day.


Each student will be given access to a Google Group for the class. This will be where students can ask questions outside of the normal class hours, work with other students on lab exercises, homework, and challenges.

A Strategic Security class mentor will be assigned to the Google Group to answer questions (allow 1 day for responses).

A Customer Relationship manager will be assigned to the class to manage questions, and support issues.



This class will be live online on Saturday October 5th 2016 from 9am EST to 4pm EST for each scheduled day.

Class Cost

The class cost is $50


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Joe mcCray
Joe McCray is a US Air Force Veteran and has been in the IT Security field for over 12 years. He has worked extensively with the medical community, the financial industry, retail, the federal sector, the Department of Defense, 3-letter agencies, and several foreign governments. His technical background is very broad with nearly 20 industry certifications and experience covering networks, web applications, binary applications, mobile applications and his expertise is in bypassing IT Security Systems.

Joe has been involved in hundreds of penetration testing engagements and has some major hacking accomplishments, techniques, tips, and tricks that he share in his students and clients. His extensive experience and deep knowledge, mixed with his comedic style has lead Joe to be one of the most highly sought after experts in the industry. Joe makes speaking appearances and gives seminars at major events in the security community such as Black Hat, DefCon, BruCon, Hacker Halted and more. Joe is the recipient of the 2009 EC-Council Instructor Circle of Excellence Award and the 2010 EC-Council Instructor of the Year Award. Joe is also the founder and CEO of Strategic Security, an IT Security consulting firm that provides both training and in-depth technical IT Security assessments.
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