This course will take any student and make sure that:
This course is the culmination of years of experience gained via practical penetration testing of Modern Web and Desktop applications as well as countless hours spent doing research. We have structured this course around the OWASP Security Testing Guide, which covers the OWASP Top Ten and specific attack vectors against Modern Web and Desktop 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.
Each day starts with a brief introduction to the Modern platform (i.e. Node.js, Electron) for that day and then continues with a look at the static analysis, moves on to dynamic checks finishing off with a nice CTF session to test the skills gained.
Get a FREE taste of this training, including access to video recording, slides, and vulnerable apps to play with:
Day 1: Focused specifically on Hacking Modern Web Apps: We start with understanding Modern Web Apps and then deep dive into the 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 Modern Web Apps, 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.
Teaser Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qckegc2gbfo
Training level: Intermediate; Advanced
Day 1: Hacking Modern Web apps by Example
Part 0 - Modern Web App Security Crash Course
Part 1 – Static Analysis, Modern Web App frameworks, and Tools
Part 2 - Finding and fixing Modern Web App vulnerabilities
Part 3 - Test Your Skills
Day 2: Advanced Modern Web App attacks
Part 0 - Advanced Attacks on Modern Web Apps
Part 1 - Advanced Modern Web & Desktop Apps CTF
Part 1 - Static Analysis and Tools
Part 2 - Dynamic Analysis
Part 3 - Test your Skills
Hardware & Software: Attendees should bring
This course has no prerequisites as it is designed to accommodate students with different skills:
This said, the more you learn about the following ahead of the course, the more you will get out of the course:
This course is for beginners, intermediate, and advanced level students. While beginners are introduced to the nuances of Modern Web and Desktop 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 :)
This is more than a live online attendance course: You get the live online course but also lifetime access to a training portal with step-by-step video recordings, slides, and lab exercises, including all future updates for free.
Students can take the course at their own pace and training portal access ensures topics can be reviewed on an ad-hoc basis as required by the student online after the course.
This training has been built from real issues seen in real applications, not fabricated vulnerabilities that you will never see in practice.
The goal is to start from the basics and ensure that each student comes out of the training with a significantly higher level of proficiency in the artistry of pentesting
Students will be taught ways to identify the attack surface of Modern Web and Desktop apps, exploit interesting vulnerabilities, and means to fix them. The course walks students through the process of performing security audits of Modern apps. The training also covers effective identification, exploitation, and mitigation of common vulnerability patterns against these platforms.
As the course has been written and carefully created by professional penetration testers, after many years of experience, many practical tips will be shared to leverage automation and make penetration testing more efficient as soon as the student goes back to their workplace.
Top three takeaways
Attendees will be provided with
Lifetime access to the training portal (including all future updates), unlimited email support, access to private groups to communicate with other students, and interesting apps from various countries.
A fully practical class that will seriously improve your Modern Web and Desktop 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 and Desktop apps as efficient as possible.
Intensive hands-on exercises that challenge you to deep dive into the world of Modern App security.
Upon completion of this training, attendees will know
Completing this training ensures attendees will be competent and able to:
This is more than a live online attendance course: You get the live online course but also 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 teachers 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.
After 15 years in itsec and 22 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
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 (the #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, BlackHat Arsenal, BlackHat Europe Arsenal, HITB Dubai, Offzone Moscow, Ground Zero Summit Delhi and Xorconf.