Trainer Name: Marcus Pinto

Title: Beyond the Web Application Hacker's Handbook

Duration: 3 Days

Dates: Sept. 6, 2022 To Sept. 8, 2022

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Training Objectives

Expand the capabilities of individuals with 3-4 years of experience in web application security assessment, by providing exposure to new technologies, logic puzzles, and writing burp extensions.

Training level: Intermediate to Advanced


The course is heavily lab-based.

Day 1: Setting up, Tooling Up, Arming Up.
on day 1 we help delegates locate areas of applications they may easily miss. We advise them on the best pre-written burp extensions and describe the process of writing extensions

Day 2: Levelling Up
on day 2 we walk delegates through the design vulnerabilities, covering Access Controls, Logic flaws, and how to really compromise encryption (no weak SSL ciphers or theoretical stuff here)

Day 3: Breaching the Server
on day 3 we look at breaching the server using today's popular coding-related flaws: SSRF, Deserialisation, SSTI, File format exploitation, and Input Validation

What to Bring?

Laptop with access to install and use Burp Suite Professional (a 3-week trial license for Professional will be provided with the course)

Training Prerequisites

Good knowledge of HTTP, HTML, Javascript, and some working knowledge of web scripting languages

Who Should Attend?

Software Engineers, Quality Assurance teams as well as seasoned Web Application Testers or Consultants moving over from Infrastructure / Network assessment backgrounds

What Attendees will get?

  • A 3-week trial license for Burp Suite Professional
  • 1-month access to MDSec's online cloud lab environment

What to Expect?

  • Writing burp macros and writing Burp extensions
  • Finding and exploiting subtle but common logic and access control flaws
  • Techniques for getting more out of Burp Suite
  • Solving common penetration testing pitfalls
  • Beating input validation and other application defenses
  • Fuzzing techniques and methodologies for interacting with new technologies

What not to Expect?

  • We do not provide access to the source for the labs
  • We do not provide a full year license to Burp Suite Professional
  • This course does NOT cover SQL Injection, File Traversal, or XSS. These topics are adequately covered, for free, elsewhere, and/or are relatively deprecated.

About the Trainer

Marcus Pinto is the author of the Web Application Hacker's Handbook, still widely regarded as the leading text on professional application security assessment today. Marcus is director of MDSec Consulting Limited, working at the forefront of the industry with worldwide clients.