7ASecurity - Hacking Modern Web Apps: Master the Future of Attack Vectors (VIRTUAL)

May 15th and 16th

Course Abstract

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. Get a FREE taste for this training, including access to video recording, slides and vulnerable apps to play with: 1 hour workshop - https://7asecurity.com/free-workshop-web-apps 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.

Outline

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

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 Build Lab VMs
  • Purpose Build Vulnerable Test apps
  • Source code for test apps
  • A USB pendrive with materials

Topics Included

  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 & mitigation
  4. CTF Challenges for Attendants to Test Their Skills

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

  • 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

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: This course is for beginners, intermediate and advanced level students. While beginners are introduced to the nuances of Modern Web 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 a way that regardless of your skill level you will significantly improve your Modern 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 you can try to complete the labs in full and then take the CTF challenges we have for each day, you will likely also attempt to complete some exercises from home later :) 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 You Need

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” (NOTE: VMWare is also known to work)

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.

Bio

Anirudh Anand Security Trainer at 7ASecurity, Security Engineer at CRED, 7asecurity

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.

Abraham Aranguren CEO, Security Trainer, Director of Penetration Testing, 7asecurity

After 13 years in itsec and 20 in IT Abraham is now the CEO of 7ASecurity (7asecurity.com), a company specializing in penetration testing of web/mobile apps, infrastructure, code reviews and training. Co-Author of the Mobile, Web and Desktop (Electron) app 7ASecurity courses. 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, 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

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