Turbocharging your initial foothold in Red Teaming engagements
Turbocharging your initial foothold in Red Teaming engagements

BY Harshil Shah

Training Overview

Red teaming is a critical aspect of cybersecurity, helping organizations identify and address vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by malicious actors. However, gaining initial access to a target network can be a challenging task for red teamers. In this training, you will learn about the latest and most effective techniques for obtaining initial access, allowing you to turbocharge your red teaming engagements.

Training Objectives

  • ● Understand the different methods of initial access used by red teamers
  • ● Learn about the latest tools and techniques for gaining initial access
  • ● Develop strategies for bypassing common security defenses
  • ● Gain hands-on experience with initial access techniques through practical exercises

Target Audience

  • ● Red teamers
  • ● Penetration testers
  • ● Security researchers
  • ● IT professionals interested in learning more about red teaming
  • ● Blue Teamers who are interested to see how things work on the other side of the table.

Training Agenda

      Module 1: Introduction to Initial Access

  • Overview of initial access techniques
  • Common methods of initial access
      Module 2: Unveiling Novel Initial Access Techniques
  • Exploring cutting-edge techniques used by advanced attackers
  • Understanding the underlying principles and methodologies
  • Gaining insights into the evolving threat landscape

      Module 3: Mastering Tools and Techniques for Initial Access

  • Introduction to popular red teaming tools
  • Techniques for exploiting vulnerabilities and misconfigurations
  • Utilizing novel tools and frameworks for gaining initial access

      Module 4: Bypassing Security Defenses with Unconventional Methods

  • Common security defenses encountered by red teamers
  • Strategies for bypassing security defenses
  • Employing unconventional techniques to circumvent security controls

      Module 5: Hands-on Exercises: Applying Novel Initial Access Techniques

  • Practical exercises to apply novel initial access techniques
  • Real-world scenarios to test your skills and creativity
  • - Technical skills: Learn about the latest tools and techniques for gaining initial access.
  • - Problem-solving: Develop strategies for bypassing common security defenses.
  • - Critical thinking: Analyze real-world scenarios to apply your knowledge.
  • - Creativity: Think outside the box to find creative ways to gain initial access.
  • - Communication: Effectively communicate your findings to stakeholders.

Call to Action

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an experienced trainer and gain the skills you need to turbocharge your initial foothold in red teaming engagements. Register for the training today!

Additional Notes

  • - This training is designed to be informative and engaging, with a mix of presentations, discussions, and hands-on exercises.
  • - Participants will receive a comprehensive training manual and access to additional resources.


Harshil Shah is a Senior Offensive Security Consultant at KPMG Lower Gulf. He is known for a fervent dedication to ensuring the safety and security of the digital landscape, with a particular focus on security in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Web3. Harshil has become a well-respected figure in these industries. His career highlights include working with renowned companies such as EY, Cisco, and G42 where he gained substantial knowledge about various security solutions and services.

He also currently serves as a trusted offensive security advisor to the UAE Government in securing the national sovereign cloud of UAE.

Earlier in 2023, he won Cytaka's World Cyber Championship CTF hosted at GISEC in Dubai. He has also developed multiple exploits and various open-source projects.

In his academic initiatives, Harshil has contributed to Amrita University and served as a Cybersecurity Coach in UpGrad's cybersecurity program.


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