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Hacking Modern Desktop Apps: Master the Future of Attack Vectors

Two-Day Interactive (Live Online) Training - AppSec New Zealand Conference 2021


All action, no fluff, come to this 100% hands-on Electron and Modern apps course with us and get:

Key Takeaways:

Course Details

Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, 10-11 February 2021

Time: 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (NZDT), each day

Instructors: Abraham Aranguren and/or others from the team at 7A Security

Course Fee: NZ $900.00 (plus GST and ticketing fees)

Registration Site: https://events.humanitix.com/appsecnz-training

Minimum Enrolment: Seven (7) paid registrations

Prerequisite Skills:

This course has no prerequisites as it is designed to accommodate students with different skills:

This said, the more you learn about the following ahead of the course, the more you will get out of the course:

Attendees Should Have:

A laptop with the following specifications:

Attendees Will Receive:

Course Overview

This course is a 100% hands-on deep dive into the OWASP® Security Testing Guide and relevant items of the OWASP® Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS), so this course covers and goes beyond the OWASP® Top Ten.

Long are the days since desktop apps were written in Delphi. What is common between Microsoft Teams, Skype, Bitwarden, Slack and Discord? All of them are written in Electron: JavaScript on the client.

Modern Desktop apps share traditional attack vectors and also introduce new opportunities to threat actors. This course will teach you how to review modern desktop apps, showcasing Node.js and Electron but using techniques that will also work against any other desktop app platform. Ideal for Penetration Testers, Desktop app Developers as well as everybody interested in JavaScript/Node.js/Electron app security.

All action, no fluff, improve your security analysis workflow and immediately apply these gained skills in your workplace, packed with exercises, extra mile challenges and CTF, self-paced and suitable for all skill levels, with continued education via unlimited email support and lifetime access to training portal with step-by-step video recordings and interesting apps to practice, including all future updates for free.

Course topics include:

Check out our Teaser Video on YouTube.

Course Objectives

This course will take any student and make sure that:

Course Outline

Section 1 - Hacking Modern Desktop Apps by Example

Part 0:

Part 1:

Part 2:

** Part 3:**

Section 2 - Advanced Instrumentation and Attacks on Modern Desktop apps

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Part 1:

Part 2:

Your Instructors

Anirudh Anand

Anirudh Anand is a security researcher with a primary focus on Web and Mobile Application Security. He is currently working as a Senior Security Engineer at CRED and also Security Trainer at 7asecurity. He has been submitting bugs and contributing to security tools for over 7 years. In his free time, he participates in CTF competitions along with Team bi0s (#1 security team in India according to CTFtime). His bounties involve vulnerabilities in Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Zendesk, Sendgrid, Gitlab, Gratipay and Flipboard.

Anirudh is an open source enthusiast and has contributed to several OWASP projects with notable contributions being in OWTF and Hackademic Challenges Project. He has presented/trained in a multitude of conferences including c0c0n 2019, BlackHat Arsenal 2019, BlackHat Europe Arsenal 2018, HITB Dubai 2018, Offzone Moscow 2018, Ground Zero Summit Delhi 2015 and Xorconf 2015. Twitter: @a0xnirudh

Abraham Aranguren

After 13 years in ITsec and 20 in IT Abraham is now the CEO of 7ASecurity, a company specializing in penetration testing of web/mobile apps, infrastructure, code reviews and training. Security Trainer at Blackhat USA, HITB, OWASP Global AppSec and many other events. Former senior penetration tester / team lead at Cure53 and Version 1. Creator of “Practical Web Defense” - a hands-on eLearnSecurity attack / defense course (www.elearnsecurity.com/PWD), OWASP OWTF project leader, an OWASP flagship project (owtf.org), Major degree and Diploma in Computer Science, some certs: CISSP, OSCP, GWEB, OSWP, CPTS, CEH, MCSE:Security, MCSA:Security, Security+. As a shell scripting fan trained by unix dinosaurs, Abraham wears a proud manly beard. He writes on Twitter as @7asecurity, @7a_ @owtfp or https://7asecurity.com/blog. Multiple presentations, pentest reports and recordings can be found at https://7asecurity.com/publications.

Abhishek J M

Abhishek is a security enthusiast and has been working on mobile application security for the past 5 years. He is an avid CTF player and is the mobile security team lead of one of India’s top CTF teams, Team bi0s. He is the author of notable open source mobile security projects like Adhrit and EVABS which have been well received in the community. He has presented his work and has conducted training at various meetups and conferences like OWASP Seasides, Threatcon, Cysinfo and c0c0n. He is an open source evangelist and spends his free time automating and building learning materials for mobile security. Twitter: @HawkSpawn

Juan Urbano Stordeur

After more than eight years performing Web and Network security audits, Juan’s focus switched to Android and iOS mobile apps for the last five years. During this time, he travelled around the Latin America doing Security Assessments into many companies, some of them considered Latin American Unicorns.

He coordinates the Ekoparty Mobile Hacking Space, and is a well known Speaker and Trainer in events such as OWASP Latam Tour, OWASP Uruguay, OWASP Buenos Aires, OWASP Cordoba, OWASP Patagonia, Ekoparty Mobile Hacking Space, Ekoparty University Talks, etc. Python lover, CTF player and Bug Bounty Hunter in his free time. He has a passion for climbing and snowboarding. Twitter: @juanurss