Real-World Ethical Hacking: Hands-on Cybersecurity
What you'll learn
- Secure your computer, your network, and your data from 99% of all attacks on the Internet.
- Test for security vulnerabilities using the tricks the bad guys use.
- Find and fix weaknesses and harden your computer's security.
- Avoid phishing, viruses, ransomware, and online scams.
- Keep yourself safe online, at home, at school, or at work.
- You should feel comfortable installing new software.
- Some experience entering commands in the Linux, Mac, or Windows command-line terminal is helpful.
- A PC, Mac, or Linux computer with up to 100 GB of free disk space to set up your FREE virtual lab.
- No programming experience required.
Join more than 70,000 students learning coding and hacking from Dr. Bryson Payne, and 12,000+ students in his top-rated, hands-on Ethical Hacking + Cybersecurity course!
New and updated for VirtualBox 6.1 and Kali 2022 and later! Learn Ethical Hacking, one of the fastest-growing and highest-paying careers, with over 1 Million cybersecurity job openings available this year! Learn practical, useful cybersecurity step-by-step from Computer Science Professor Dr. Bryson Payne, a SANS|GIAC Certified Pen Tester (GPEN), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and author of the Amazon #1 New Release and Top 10 Best Seller, Teach Your Kids to Code (2015, No Starch Press) and his latest book, Go H*ck Yourself (2022, No Starch Press). Dr. Payne is also the Coordinator for Cyber Program and the founding Director of the Center for Cyber Operations Education at the University of North Georgia and directs the UNG National Cyber Warrior Academy summer program. He served as a member of the Coaching staff for the US Cyber Team in the first-ever International Cybersecurity Competition in Athens, Greece in 2022 and continues to serve as a Senior Tech Mentor for Reverse Engineering for the 2022-2023 team.
Update 2022: Just added a new lesson in Section 5 on Social Engineering/Phishing, and...
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Give Yourself a Huge Advantage in a High-Tech World
Quickly master new hands-on skills in Linux, Windows and Android hacking and cybersecurity.
Set up your own safe, FREE virtual network and VM (virtual machine) lab for Ethical Hacking on your PC, Mac, and Linux.
Protect yourself from viruses, phishing, ransomware, and other attacks by learning how the bad guys work, and how to stop them.
Includes Mobile Hacking on your own Android VM, plus Car Hacking using can-utils and ICSim on Kali Linux.
Great for beginners, or for capable computer users who want to learn both how and why to secure their data.
Learn to fix vulnerabilities, and how to stop 85% of attacks by doing just four things.
This is the security course everyone should take!
Packed with real-world, practical examples, real hacking techniques, and easy-to-follow plain English instruction, Real-World Ethical Hacking is the course for the new generation of cyber heroes, as they build one of the top job skills of the 21st century! With over 1,000,000 cybersecurity jobs posted in the U.S. this year alone, and over 6 Million openings expected worldwide over the next few years, now is the time to skill up in cyber!
I designed this course to be easily understood by beginners, with examples I use in my college information security courses and in high-school cyber summer camps. Whether you're retooling for a career change, adding skills to your resume for a raise, or just getting started, Real-World Ethical Hacking is the course for you!
Quick, 4- to 10-minute lessons will get you performing real ethical hacking exercises in minutes. Over 75 video lectures and more than 10hours of content will give you the practice you need to develop powerful new skills in cybersecurity and penetration testing! Protect your identity, your computer, your information, and your life - avoid social engineering, phishing, online attacks, ransomware and more! Plus, practical skills like:
Retrieve files from an old computer (Mac or PC, laptop or desktop), even if you've forgotten the password
Set up a virtual "sandbox" to safely open suspicious files without exposing your "real" computer
Learn command-line short-cuts and power tools that make you look like a computer wizard!
Understand how viruses and backdoors infect your computer AND phone, and how to stop them!
Everything you need to get started right away
Complete with all FREE online resources (VirtualBox, Kali Linux, and FREE, LEGAL copies of Windows 10 and Android virtual machines), combined with high-definition videos - you'll be able to work alongside a professor with almost 20 years' teaching experience at the University level. You'll also receive a Certificate of Completion upon finishing the course.
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Sign up for this course and get started securing yourself, your family, and your business today!
***** New section on Car Hacking shows how to perform a Replay Attack on your car's Controller Area Network (CAN) using a $20-$70 cable and Kali Linux running CANsniffer and CANplayer! *****
Praise for Dr. Payne's courses on Udemy:
"Inspired" - ...An inspiring course taught by an inspired teacher. The examples are well-chosen -- demonstrating principles through engaging, colorful projects rather than by teaching abstract principles first... — Kent Osband, Udemy student
Clear examples... Bryson's delivery is well paced and good fun. — Sean Jon Darcy, Udemy student
"Dr. Bryson Payne is a computer scientist and professor of the highest caliber... he brings the power of computers within easy reach for learners young and old."—Dr. Antonio Sanz Montemayor, Informatics Professor, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to protect their information, their family, their business, or their country from online attacks.
- If you want to learn useful, real-world ethical hacking skills, this is the course for you.
- This is NOT a certification course, but most skills will transfer to CEH, OSCP, and other hands-on certifications.
- Perfect for beginners, or for competent computer users who want to learn how and why to protect themselves online.
Dr. Bryson Payne is an award-winning cyber coach, author, TEDx speaker, college professor, and the founding Director of the Center for Cyber Operations Education at the University of North Georgia. He is a tenured professor of computer science at UNG, where he has taught aspiring coders and cyber professionals since 1998, including coaching UNG’s #1-in-the-nation 2019 & 2020 NSA Codebreaker Challenge cyber operations teams.
Dr. Payne is also an award-winning online instructor with 73,000 students in his Udemy courses, from more than 178 countries. Dr. Payne has multiple best-selling courses on Udemy beginning with Teach Your Kids to Code (Python), and both Real-World Ethical Hacking and Learn Java the Easy Way have been rated in the top 10% of all Udemy courses!
Dr. Payne was recognized by the UNG Alumni Association as the 2021 Distinguished Professor, and by the cybersecurity industry association, EC-Council, as the 2021 Academic Instructor of the Year. He has been awarded the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service medal from U.S. Army Cadet Command, the University System of Georgia Chancellor’s Service Excellence Leader of the Year Award, and the Order of Thor medal from the Military Cyber Professionals Association. He is a member of the coaching staff for the first-ever US Cyber Team for 2021-2022, competing in the world ICSC competition in Athens, Greece.
Dr. Payne is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and he holds the elite SANS|GIAC GPEN, GRID, and GREM cybersecurity certifications. He has written over $48 Million in successful grants for workforce development, technology education, and cybersecurity, and he has trained over 70,000 students through his online courses on coding and ethical hacking. He was also the first Department Head of Computer Science at UNG and enjoys working with K-12 schools worldwide to promote computer science and cybersecurity education.
Dr. Payne holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia State University. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Campus Technology, and CIO magazine, Dr. Payne is the author of Amazon #1 New Release Teach Your Kids to Code: A Parent-Friendly Guide to Python Programming (2015), as well as Learn Java the Easy Way (2017), Go Hack Yourself (2022), and Hacking for Kids (2022), all published by No Starch Press.
Dr. Payne has been coding, hacking, and reverse-engineering for over 37 years; he sold his first paid program to RUN Magazine (Commodore 64) for their “Magic" column in 1985, for $10. In addition to his love for technology, Dr. Payne speaks Spanish, French, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese.