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Hacking Modern Web Apps: Master the future of attack vectors

Two-Day Interactive (Classroom) Training - OWASP New Zealand Day 2023


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

Long are the days since web servers were run by perl scripts apps written in Delphi. What is common between Walmart, eBay, PayPal, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google and Netflix? They all use Node.js: JavaScript on the server.

Modern Web apps share traditional attack vectors and also introduce new opportunities to threat actors. This course will teach you how to review modern web apps, showcasing Node.js but using techniques that will also work against any other web app platform. Ideal for Penetration Testers, Web app Developers as well as everybody interested in JavaScript/Node.js and Modern app stack 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, lifetime access, step-by-step video recordings and interesting apps to practice, including all future updates for free.

Get a FREE taste for this training, including access to video recording, slides, and vulnerable apps to play with:

Key Topics Covered

  1. Review of Common Flaws in Source Code and at Runtime
  2. Web - Interception of Network Communication and MitM-proxy techniques to find security flaws in these platforms
  3. Platform-specific attack vectors against modern Web apps, and their mitigation
  4. CTF Challenges for Attendees to Test Their Skills

Key Takeaways

Course Details

Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, 4-5 July 2022

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

Instructor: Ashwin Shenoi, 7A Security

Course Fee: NZ $1,000.00 (plus GST and ticketing fees)

Registration Site: https://events.humanitix.com/owaspnz2023-training

Maximum Enrolment: 36 attendees

Prerequisites for This Class

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

That being said, the more you’ve learned about the following before the class, the more you will be able to get out of it:

Hardware and Software: Attendees should bring:

Who Should Attend

Any Web App developer, penetration tester or person interested in Modern Web apps, Node.js or JavaScript security will benefit from attending this training regardless of the initial skill level:

The course is for beginners, intermediate, and advanced level students. While beginners are introduced to the nuances of mobile app security from scratch, intermediate and advanced level learners get to perfect both their knowledge and skills on the subject. Extra-mile challenges are available in every module to help more advanced students polish their skills.

The course is crafted in such a way that, regardless of your skill level, you will significantly improve your Web app security auditing skills:

What to Expect

Lifetime access to training portal (including all future updates), unlimited email support, access to private groups to communicate with other students, interesting apps from various countries.

A fully practical class that will seriously improve your Modern Web App security knowledge and skills, regardless of the skill level you come in with. Battle-tested tips and tricks that take your abilities to the next level and that you can apply as soon as you go back to your workplace, making security testing of Modern Web apps as efficient as possible. Intensive hands-on exercises that challenge you to deep dive into the world of Modern App security.

What Not to Expect

This is more than your usual short course: You get lifetime access to a training portal with step-by-step video recordings, slides and lab exercises, including all future updates for free.

The course does not cover: 0-days, Windows/Linux/Mac OS exploits, x86 exploit writing, writing buffer or heap overflows.

Do not expect the instructor to be talking through slides most of the time: This class is practical not theoretical, the teachers don’t bore you with slides all the time, instead you do exercises all the time and the teachers help you solve the challenges you face as you complete them.

Course Objectives

This course will take any student and make sure that:

Attendees will be provided with:

Upon completing this training, attendees will have learned to:

Course Outline

Day 1 - Hacking Modern Web Apps by Example

Part 0 - Web App Security Crash Course

Part 1 - Static Analysis, Web App Frameworks and Tools

Part 2 - Finding and Fixing Web App Vulnerabilities

Part 3 - Test Your Skills

Day 2 - Advanced Web App Attacks

Part 0 - Advanced Attacks on Modern Web Apps

Part 1 - Test Your Skills

Your Instructor

Ashwin Shenoi is a Senior Security Engineer at CRED, with an avid passion for application security. He is highly skilled in application penetration testing and automation. Ashwin is a core member of team bi0s, a top-ranked Capture The Flag (CTF) team, according to CTFTime. In his role as head of the Web Security team at team bi0s, he also serves as the core challenge setter and organizer for various editions of InCTF and other CTFs organised by the team. Ashwin is also a Security Trainer with 7ASecurity, and has presented talks and security training at various security conferences such as BlackHat Asia, BlackHat USA, BlackHat Europe, Nullcon, and ThreatCon. Ashwin has a strong background in identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in open-source applications, and he has been credited with multiple CVEs as part of his contributions to the security community.