EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)

About the Program

The ECSA pentest program takes the tools and techniques you learned in the Certified Ethical Hacker course (CEH) and enhances your ability into full exploitation by teaching you how to apply the skills learned in the CEH by utilizing EC-Council’s published penetration testing methodology. It focuses on pen-testing methodology with an emphasis on hands-on learning.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Ethical Hackers
  • Penetration Testers
  • Network server administrators
  • Firewall Administrators
  • Security Testers
  • System Administrators and Risk Assessment professionals
  • Security Analysts
  • Risk Assessment Professional

What’s New in ECSA v10?

1. Maps to NICE 2.0 Framework
ECSA v10 maps to NICE framework’s Analyze (AN) and Collect and Operate (CO) specialty area.

2. ALL NEW Module for Social Engineering Pen Testing
The ECSA curriculum presents a comprehensive Social Engineering Pen-Testing Methodology where others program only makes a mere reference of this. According to 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, overall, 43% of the documented breaches involved social engineering attacks!

We see this as a huge gap and that is where the ECSA program is carefully designed and developed to be comprehensive in its coverage of the pen-testing domain.

3. Increased Focus on Methodologies
ECSA V10 brings an enhanced concentration on the methodology for network, web application, database, wireless, and cloud pen testing, whereas other certifications cover this superficially.

The new ECSA v10 program takes the tools you have learned in the CEH and includes a wide range of comprehensive scoping and engagement penetration testing methodologies that improves upon the best from ISO 27001, OSSTMM, and NIST Standards.

4. Blended with both manual and automated penetration testing approach

There are many numbers of automated pen testing tools out there in the marketplace including high-priced sophisticated tools, but they are not adequate. Most advanced tools are of little value if no one knows how to use them.

Manual penetration testing is the perfect complement to automated penetration testing. Certain penetration tests such as logic testing cannot be performed using automated tools. It requires human intervention to test against such vulnerabilities.

According to the MITRE Corporation, automated pen testing tools cover only 45% of the known vulnerability types. Hence, the remaining 55% requires manual intervention.

5. Designed based on the most common penetration testing services provided by the penetration testing service providers and consulting firms in the market including:

  • Network Penetration Testing: Identify security issues in network design and implementation
  • Web Application Penetration Testing: Detect security issues in web applications that exist due to insecure design and development practices
  • Social Engineering Penetration Testing: Identify employees that do not properly authenticate, follow, validate, handle, the processes and technology
  • Wireless Penetration Testing: Identify misconfigurations in the organization’s wireless infrastructure including WLAN, Mobile,
  • Cloud Penetration Testing: Determine security issues in the organization’s cloud infrastructure
  • Database Penetration Testing: Identify security issues in the configuration of the database server and their instances.

Course Outline

Module 00: Penetration Testing Essential Concepts (Self-Study)
Module 01: Introduction to Penetration Testing and Methodologies
Module 02: Penetration Testing Scoping and Engagement Methodology
Module 03: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Methodology
Module 04: Social Engineering Penetration Testing Methodology
Module 05: Network Penetration Testing Methodology – External
Module 06: Network Penetration Testing Methodology – Internal
Module 07: Network Penetration Testing Methodology – Perimeter Devices
Module 08: Web Application Penetration Testing Methodology
Module 09: Database Penetration Testing Methodology
Module 10: Wireless Penetration Testing Methodology
Module 11: Cloud Penetration Testing Methodology
Module 12: Report Writing and Post Testing Actions

Course Highlights

  • Network Penetration Testing
  • Web Application Penetration Testing
  • Social Engineering Penetration Testing
  • Wireless Penetration Testing
  • Cloud Penetration Testing
  • Database Penetration Testing

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