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CANCELLED One-Day Interactive (Classroom) Training - OWASP New Zealand Day 2022


This class provides an introduction to Web Application Security testing for the complete beginner. It’s an updated version of the InfoSec 101 training course given at CHCon 2016 and CrickeyCon 2017. Looks at tools and techniques for exploiting the OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities.

Course Details

Dates: Wednesday, 6 July 2022

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

Instructor: Kevin Alcock

Course Fee: NZ $500.00 (plus GST and ticketing fees)

Registration Site: https://events.humanitix.com/owaspnz2022-training

Maximum Enrolment: 36 attendees

Course Description

This course teaches the basic techniques for exploiting a vulnerable web application, especially focusing on the OWASP Top 10. Attendee’s will be given targets to exploit along with the tools to do so.

Do terms like XSS, SQLi, RCE, Buffer Overflow, Rootkit, Trojan, Phishing, DDoS, Malware, Virus, or just the word ‘Hacker’ leave you confused? If so, this training is for you. We all had to start somewhere and this is the training for you, the beginner. Kevin is here to help you enter the world of information security. This will be a light-hearted, fun, and interactive session.

We’ll talk through what these terms mean and try to answer questions as we go. There’ll be live examples of the basics, and an opportunity to try these out in a lab (so bring along a laptop). The goal of this session is to come away with some usable knowledge, and an entry-level understanding of the information security world.

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Your Instructor

Kevin Alcock

Kevin helps run the Christchurch branch of ISIG and the annual Christchurch Hacker Conference (CHCon). He has been programming for a living since 1986 (yes, longer than most of you have been alive) after studying at what is now known as Ara Institute of Canterbury. In those 30-plus years, he spent of lot of his time in Enterprise, Financial systems with mobile/internet applications. In 2016, Kevin became an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP).