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Hacking Modern Web Apps: Master the Future of Attack Vectors

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

Abstract

All action, no fluff, come to this 100% hands-on Node.js and Modern Web course with us and get:

  • ​Lifetime​ access to ​our training portal​, with all course materials
  • Unlimited access​ to ​future updates​ and step-by-step ​video recordings
  • Unlimited email support​
  • Interesting apps
  • and more…

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to find Modern Web App vulnerabilities due to common misconfigurations and typical mistakes in framework setups
  • Identify and exploit Modern Web App security vulnerabilities as efficiently as possible
  • Improve your Modern Application Security Testing process leveraging a number of open source tools
  • Lots of tips and tricks shared by the instructors after years of Modern Web App penetration testing

Course Details

Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, 10-11 February 2021

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

Instructor: Anirudh Anand 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: - Advanced students will enjoy comprehensive labs, extra miles and CTF challenges - Less experienced students complete what they can during the class, and can continue at their own pace from home using the training portal.

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

  • Linux command line basics
  • Basic knowledge of Node.js or JavaScript is not required, but would help.

Attendees Should Have:

A laptop with the following specifications:

  • Ability to connect to wireless and wired networks
  • Ability to read PDF files
  • Administrative rights: USB allowed, the ability to deactivate AV, firewall, install tools, etc.
  • Knowledge of the BIOS password, in case VT is disabled
  • Minimum 8GB of RAM (recommended: 16GB+)
  • 60GB+ of free disk space (to copy a lab VM and other goodies)
  • VirtualBox 6.0 or greater, including the “VirtualBox Extension Pack”

Attendees Will Receive:

  • Lifetime access to training portal, with all course materials
  • Unlimited access to future updates and step-by-step video recordings
  • Unlimited email support, if you need help while you practice at home later
  • Interesting vulnerable apps​ to practice
  • Digital copies of all training material
  • Custom Build Lab VMs
  • Purpose-built Vulnerable Test apps
  • Source code for test apps

Course Overview

This course is the culmination of years of experience gained via practical penetration testing of Modern Web applications as well as countless hours spent doing research. We have structured this course around the OWASP Security Testing Guide, it covers the OWASP Top Ten and specific attack vectors against Modern Web apps. This course provides participants with actionable skills that can be applied immediately from day 1.

Please note our courses are 100% hands-on, we do not lecture students with boring bullet points and theories, instead we give you practical challenges and help you solve them, teaching you how to troubleshoot common issues and get the most out of this training. Training then continues after the course through our frequently updated training portal, for which you keep lifetime access, as well as unlimited email support.

Light on the theory, heavy on the practice, each day starts from the basics but quickly complicates things to uncover fun attacks and edge cases that will surprise many. Each day covers static analysis, dynamic checks and finishes off with a nice CTF session to test the skills gained.

Day 1​: Focused specifically on Hacking Modern Web Apps: We start with understanding Modern Web Apps and then deep dive into static and dynamic analysis of the applications at hand. This day is packed with hands-on exercises and CTF-style challenges.

Day 2: Dedicated to Advanced Modern Web App Attacks: We cover advanced attacks specifically targeting the Modern Web App and other platforms such as dumping memory, prototype pollution, deserialization attacks, OAuth, JWT flaws and more. The day is full of hands-on exercises and ends with CTF-style open challenges for additional practice.

Course Objectives

This course will take any student and make sure that:

  • The general level of proficiency is much higher than when they came
  • The skills acquired can be immediately applied to modern Web app security assessments
  • Skills can be sharpened via continued education in our training portal for free
  • The student is equipped to defeat common Web app assessment challenges
  • Everybody will learn a lot in this training
  • Advanced students will come out with enhanced skills and more efficient workflows
  • The skills gained are highly practical and applicable to real-world assessments

Course Outline

Day 1 - Hacking Modern Web Apps by Example

Part 0:

  • Modern Web App Security Crash Course
  • The state of Modern Web App Security
  • Modern Web App architecture
  • Introduction to Modern Web Apps
  • Modern Web Apps the filesystem
  • JavaScript prototypes
  • Recommended lab setup tips

Part 1:

  • Static Analysis, Modern Web App frameworks and Tools
  • Modern Web App frameworks and their components
  • Finding vulnerabilities in Modern Web App dependencies
  • Common misconfigurations / flaws in Modern Web App applications and frameworks
  • Tools and techniques to find security flaws in Modern Web Apps

Part 2:

  • Finding and fixing Modern Web App vulnerabilities
  • Identification of the attack surface of Modern Web Apps and general information gathering
  • Identification of common vulnerability patterns in Modern Web Apps:
    • CSRF
    • XSS
    • Access control flaws
    • NOSQL Injection, MongoDB attacks
    • SQL Injection
    • RCE
    • Crypto
  • Monitoring data: Logs, Insecure file storage, etc.

Part 3:

  • Test Your Skills - It’s CTF Time!

Day 2 - Advanced Modern Web App Attacks

Part 0:

  • Advanced Attacks on Modern Web Apps
  • Leaking data from memory at runtime
  • Prototype Pollution Attack
  • From deserialization to RCE
  • Server Side Template Injection
  • OAuth attacks
  • JWT attacks
  • Scenarios with CSP
  • Scenarios with Angular.js
  • Race conditions
  • Sandbox-related security
  • Real-world case studies

Part 1:

  • Advanced Modern Web Apps CTF
  • Challenges to practice advanced attacks

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