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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.
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
- Review of Common Flaws in Source Code and at Runtime
- Web - Interception of Network Communication and MitM-proxy techniques to find security flaws in these platforms
- Platform-specific attack vectors against modern Web apps, and their mitigation
- CTF Challenges for Attendees to Test Their Skills
- 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, as well as lots of tips and tricks shared by the instructors after years of Modern Web App penetration testing
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:
- 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 using the training portal
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:
- Linux command-line basics
Hardware and Software: Attendees should bring:
- 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 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” (NOTE: VMware is also known to work)
Who Should Attend
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:
- If you are new and cannot complete the labs during the class, that is OK, as you keep training portal access, you will learn a lot in the class but can continue from home with the training portal.
- If you are more advanced in mobile security you can try to complete the labs in full and then take the CTF Challenges we have for each part, you will likely also attempt to complete some exercises on your own later.
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.
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
Attendees will be provided with:
- 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-built Lab VMs
- Purpose-built vulnerable Test apps
- Source code for test apps
- A USB thumb drive, with class materials
Upon completing this training, attendees will have learned to:
- Review and tamper network communications to exploit security vulnerabilities
- Bypass inadequate Web App defences
- Analyze Web Apps from a blackbox perspective
- Review application source code to identify security flaws
- Perform Web App security reviews
Day 1 - Hacking Modern Web Apps by Example
Part 0 - Web App Security Crash Course
- The state of Web app Security
- Modern Web architecture
- Introduction to Modern Web apps
- Recommended lab setup tips
Part 1 - Static Analysis, 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 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:
- Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
- Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
- Access control flaws
- NoSQL Injection, MongoDB attacks
- SQL Injection
- Remote Code Execution (RCE)
- Monitoring data: Logs, Insecure file storage, etc.
Part 3 - Test Your Skills
- CTF time!
Day 2 - Advanced 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 - Test Your Skills
- CTF time!
- Challenges to practice advanced attacks
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.