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Intro to Offensive Tooling w/ Chris Traynor

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October 18, 2023 @ 8:30 am 5:00 pm MDT

Course Length: 8 Hours
Format: In-Person or Virtual

Includes: Six months of complimentary access to the Antisyphon Cyber Range, certificate of participation.


  • In-Person: $725
    Includes In-Person Conference Ticket
  • Virtual: $445
    Includes Virtual Conference Ticket

Note: Course date may change.

Chris Traynor
Chris Traynor

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Course Description

In the Intro to Offensive Tooling class, you will learn about many of the tools used by attackers to identify vulnerabilities and exploit them.

This hands-on course covers a variety of offensive tools, such as Nmap, Recon-ng, Metasploit, Proxychains, Responder, and many more. Through a series of practical labs, you will gain experience in using these tools to assess the security of systems and networks.

In addition to learning how to use these tools effectively, you will also explore the ethical considerations surrounding offensive tooling, how to responsibly use these tools to protect sensitive information, and prevent cyber attacks.

By the end of this course, you will have a strong foundation in offensive tooling and be well-equipped to apply your knowledge to a wide range of security challenges.

Key Takeaways

  • A solid foundation in offensive tooling
  • Technical skills to assess system and network security
  • Knowledge to protect against cyber threats
  • Ability to think like an attacker

Who Should Take This Course

  • General security practitioners
  • Network Admins
  • Penetration Testers
  • Red Teamers
  • Blue Teamers looking to broaden their knowledge
  • Application developers & QA

Audience Skill Level

Beginner to Moderate skill level

Student Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of networking
  • Basic knowledge of web applications

What Students Will Be Provided With

  • Slide deck and links to all the material and tools needed with instructions
  • Virtual machine with all the necessary tools and targets for the course.

Course Author & Instructor

Chris Traynor
Chris Traynor

Chris Traynor began working for Black Hills Information Security (BHIS) in July 2022 as a Penetration Tester, where he is responsible for Pen Testing web apps, APIs, and networks. Chris has over 15 years of experience in Web/Mobile App development, QA Automation, and Penetration Testing. He is also a TA for SEC504, SEC542, & SEC560 with the SANS Institute where he is working on becoming an instructor. Chris is an active member of the GIAC Advisory Board, InfraGard, and The Open Organization Of Lockpickers (TOOOL). He thinks the best part of working at BHIS is being surrounded by some of the best minds in the industry (and getting paid to break stuff). When he’s not hard at work, Chris enjoys adventuring with his wife and daughter, exercising, and driving his Jeep.