Course Review: Dark Side Ops - Cobalt Strike Research and Development

Course Review: Dark Side Ops

“Dark Side Ops (DSO) is a course on targeted attacks, evasion, and advanced post exploitation… with a twist. The thesis of DSO is this: if you want to credibly simulate a real world attacker, you need advanced capability. You can’t do this with unmodified open source tools. This course teaches students how to build and modify advanced capabilities. Let’s take a closer look.”

Recently, I spent a few days in a course that combines malware development and advanced tradecraft into one package. I thought the course was so good, I wrote a review on it. You can check out the review over at