Internal Security Assessment: Field Guide (Internal Field Guide)
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Internal Security Assessment: Field Guide

Successful Techniques To Hack Your Way To Admin

About the Book

This book is a cheat sheet that covers specific tools and most successful commands and techniques used by professional hackers to gain access to the most sensitive systems on the internal business's network.

With only 55+ pages of direct content, the book excludes details and dives directly into methodology and commands to rein in the kingdom of administrators. Go from no credentials to Administrator in most environments within a matter of hours. This book does not include external, social engineering or application assessments. These will likely be separate books.

Topics Covered:

  • Reconnaissance
  • Vulnerability Identification
  • Initial Foothold
  • Cracking Hashes
  • Vertical Privilege Escalation
  • Horizontal Privilege Escalation
  • Credential Pillaging
  • Wireless
  • Methodology

Note: This book will never reach 100% completion. I expect to update, as new attacks are discovered. Upon purchase, you will receive free updates for life.

About the Author

Paul Seekamp
Paul Seekamp

Paul Seekamp has over ten years of experience as an IT security consultant. His expertise lies in web application, perimeter testing and other areas of penetration testing and offensive security. Paul has serviced new and established companies of all sizes from a diverse array of industries. Paul's background includes administration of Windows and UNIX systems, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, security appliances; incident response and handling for Fortune 100 and 500 companies. Paul currently holds the following certifications: Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) and Certified Authorization Professional (CAP).

Table of Contents


  • IPv4 Network Access Control (NAC) Bypass
  • Unauthenticated Asset Discovery
  • Authenticated Asset/Username Discovery
  • Port Discovery


Vulnerability Identification

  • Vulnerability Scanners


Initial Foothold

  • Default Credentials
  • Acquire Credentials


Cracking Hashes

  • Wordlists and Rules and Masks


Windows Vertical Privilege Escalation

  • Remote User to Admin


Windows Horizontal Privilege Escalation

  • Logged In Users
  • Remote Mimikatz/LSA Dumps From Local Admin
  • Pass The Hash (PTH)
  • Pass The Key (PTK)
  • Pass The Ticket (PTT)
  • Silver Ticket
  • Golden Ticket
  • Automate Local Admin To Domain Admin (Noisy)


Credential Pillaging

  • Extract SAM & Cached Hashes Manually
  • Extract NTDS.dit Hashes Manually
  • Extract NTDS.dit Hashes (Automated)
  • Find Plaintext Passwords
  • WPA PSK String Extraction



  • WPA/WPA2 Hash Capture with Users
  • WPA/WPA2 Hash Capture without Users (PMKID)
  • WPS
  • Enterprise Wireless
  • Evil Twin (social Engineering)
  • Open Wireless
  • WEP Wireless

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