More talks in the program:
09:00 - 17:00
In this hands-on workshop we’ll all attack the training web app to take on the role of a pentester one step at a time. You’ll learn how to work with professional security tools through a range of practical tasks and will also learn pentesters’ general approach for attacking web apps. Of course, we’ll also deal with defensive measures for protecting the security holes found, though our focus will remain on the systematic use of professional hacking tools for carrying out (partially automated) security analyses. Once you’ve completed this workshop, you’ll have practical experience of carrying out attacks on web apps, which you can transfer into your own software development work so as to increase the security of your projects for the long-term.
Content & Process
During the course we will attack a prepared demo web-application using tools and techniques available in the Kali Linux VM. Aside from finding vulnerabilities inside this demo application, we will also use tools to escalate them into even more critical vulnerabilities during post-exploitation.
Aside from manually using the security tools to find and exploit security vulnerabilities, most of them can also be utilized in fully automated ways, being a nice fit into DevOps architectures to enrich CI/CD pipelines with security checks.
Audience & Requirements
The target audience for this hands-on workshop are developers interested in security as well as test engineers / QA wanting to include security tests into their testing arsenal and widen their toolset.
The pre-requirement is to bring an installation of the free Kali Linux VM (the de-facto standard distribution for pentesting).
No special deeper development or security knowledge is required to attend this workshop. But a bit of linux shell usage proves definitely helpful when joining.