The course syllabus follows the chapters of the Second Edition of The Web Application Hacker's Handbook, with strong focus on practical attacks and methods. After a short introduction to the subject we delve into common insecurities in logical order:
Attendees will gain theoretical and practical experience of:
We have run courses for over 6 years, and we know that most people prefer a practical focus. This structured course is balanced at 130 slides with numerous opportunities to watch instructor-led demos, whilst hacking our library of over 150 lab exercises, finishing with a "Capture the Flag" contest.
The course is executed in the following style:
Marcus Pinto is internationally recognised as a leader in the application and database security field, having spent the last nine years in Information Security both as a consultant and as an end user responsible for a global team securing over 200 build tracks and 50+ externally facing applications. He has delivered training to some of the most high-profile audiences, at Blackhat, Syscan, and Hack in the Box. Privately he has run training for many technical audiences including CESG's penetration testing team.
Marcus also sat on the assessors' panel providing input for the CREST Web Application Exam, the UK's number one certification for application assessment.
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The Web Application Hacker's Handbook was co-authored by Marcus Pinto and Dafydd Stuttard. Dafydd Stuttard is an independent security consultant, author and software developer. He has ten years' experience in security consulting and specializes in the penetration testing of web applications and compiled software. He works with banks, retailers and other enterprises to help secure their critical applications. Dafydd is author of The Web Application Hacker's Handbook and SQL Injection Attacks and Defense. Under the alias "PortSwigger" Dafydd created the popular Burp Suite of web application hacking tools. He has developed and presented training courses at security conferences around the world.