For the past 6 months, we’ve been busy silently developing an advanced Kali Linux course the likes of which has not yet been seen in the industry. This set of in-depth, practical workshops focuses on the Kali operating system itself, demonstrating some of its advanced features and use-cases by its developers. As with all “Offensive Security” training, this workshop is intensive, educational, and addictively engaging. If you’ve ever wished for fluent proficiency with Kali Linux, this workshop is for you.
Our first opportunity to showcase this course will be at Black Hat USA 2014 in Las Vegas, where we will be running a full day workshop. This will be run separately from our regular Offensive Security Black Hat training classes (which by now are sold out). Shortly after the Vegas cons, we will also have the opportunity to present this workshop at the upcoming DerbyCon 2014 and BruCon 2014 conferences.
The conference events will include an interactive Q&A session with the developers, an in-depth look at the distribution including hands on instructions for creating your own custom Kali Linux ISOs, automatic unattended installations of Kali Linux, enterprise management of the distribution, building and utilizing Kali Linux on ARM and Android platforms, and the step by step creation of a custom Raspberry Pi image – transforming it into an effective hardware backdoor. These are just some of the topics covered…for a more comprehensive listing of the ever-changing syllabus, you can check our official Kali Linux Workshop description.
The workshop is both computer and network intensive. We’ve got the network part covered, but as you’ll be using your own laptops for the exercises, we’ve got some recommendations for you:
After a very short deliberation, the Offsec team decided that once these training materials are polished and battle tested in the upcoming conferences, we will release them publicly and free of charge so that Kali Linux users worldwide will all be able to benefit from accessible, high quality training materials revolving around our favourite open source project. Our hope is that by doing this, our users will become both more aware and proficient with the advanced features available in Kali Linux and be able to use it more effectively. This means that we will release these workshop training materials to the public once the 2014 conferences end – for us, that ends up being mid December 2014. We will of course announce this release via Twitter and our blogs, so stay tuned!