14 Oct 2021
We are delighted to share the launch of both Genesis and Breakpoint, two new Professional Labs scenarios designed for those just getting started in the field of cybersecurity and those looking to challenge themselves and hone their red teaming skills. While of course being useful to offensive security practitioners, the remedial advice for both scenarios also makes these labs valuable for the blue team.
Genesis and Breakpoint were both developed in cooperation with @MinatoTW, Content Engineer at Hack The Box. These labs bring together the basic skills needed to build a career in penetration testing and an opportunity to enhance and test those skills in a realistic red teaming engagement.
Genesis is an ideal first lab that features a wide-range of OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities, common privilege escalation techniques, and real-world security misconfigurations. It covers how to exploit the vulnerabilities, and importantly, how they can be mitigated.
Breakpoint is more challenging than Genesis, but offers players the chance to practice their newly acquired skills in a red team simulation environment. Read on to learn more about each scenario in detail.
What is Genesis about?
Genesis LLC is a start-up cybersecurity company. Prior to using their services, a potential client has asked for an internal pentest report of the Genesis network, as part of their due diligence. Genesis has tasked you with assessing the security of their internal infrastructure and creating a pentest report.
What do you need to know to take on Genesis?
What will you learn?
After completing Genesis, you will have gained familiarity of the tools and techniques that are used to exploit enterprise networks, and have gained knowledge in the following areas:
What is Breakpoint about?