Our "Web Application Hacker's Handbook" Series is still the most deep and comprehensive general purpose guide to hacking web applications that is currently available. In late 2011, MDSec set up the online training labs: over 200 hacking labs hosted in the cloud. In this course, we bring you the solutions, demos, and much more material and technologies for you to try.
So if you're a fan of the original want to try your hand exploiting everything in the new Second Edition, you're in luck.
Did we mention Burp Suite? If you want to learn from the author of Burp, you're in luck again.
We have run courses for over 5 years at BlackHat, and we know what you want. This structured course is balanced at 120 slides with numerous opportunities to watch instructor-led demos, whilst hacking our library of over 150 lab exercises, spanning .Net, J2EE, PHP and finishing with a "Capture the Flag" contest.
In our labs, no question is left unanswered (or unasked)!
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:
For more detailed information about the course's practical structure, see the Web Application Hacker's Methodology chapter from the original version of the book.
Students should bring a copy of the Web Application Hacker's Handbook and a laptop. A standard windows, Linux or Mac laptop is fine providing it meets the following prerequisites:
Marcus is a co-author of the Web Application Hacker’s Handbook, and director of MDSec (http://www.mdsec.co.uk, http://mdsec.net), an education-focused consultancy performing training, penetration testing and research. Marcus Pinto is internationally recognised as a leader in the application and database security field, having spent the last ten years in Information Security. His consulting experience has placed him in front of hundreds of clients and some of the most technical areas of security currently in commercial demand. He has delivered to some of the most high-profile audiences, including training many commercial and government penetration testing teams as well as key developers and architecture teams, and advising banks and other high-profile clients on structuring their key applications.
Dafydd Stuttard is an independent security consultant, author and software developer specializing in penetration testing of web applications and compiled software. Dafydd is co-author of the best-selling Web Application Hacker’s Handbook. Under the alias “PortSwigger”, he created the popular Burp Suite of web application hacking tools, and still leads its development. Dafydd has developed and presented training courses at security conferences and other venues around the world.