GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester
GXPN is a certification issued by Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC). Candidates must pass an exam proving their advanced penetration testing skills and knowledge about exploitation. These include bypassing network access control systems and using protocol fuzzing to discover weaknesses in a target system, as well as attacking and exploiting common flaws in cryptographic implementations. Completing the exam questions requires hands-on skills and the performance of tasks mimicking reality.