In this completely hands-on workshop, you would get to understand the techniques and methodologies that could be applied when performing a web application penetration testing. Throughout this workshop, you would be using Burp Suite tool, which is a conglomerate of distinct tools with powerful features. Apart from gaining familiarity with the tools and the techniques involved in application security testing, you would also get an opportunity to understand some of the common vulnerabilities from the OWASP Top 10 – 2017 list. We would provide you with a vulnerable website, and you would uncover security issues in it even if you have never done this before!
Vandana Verma is a Security Architect with over 12 years of experience specializing in web application, infrastructure and cloud security. She is part of security communities such as Volunteer Coordinator – Asia Pacific for OWASP Women in Appsec (WIA) & OWASP WIA Secretary, OWASP Chapter Leader and Heading InfoSecGirls. She has given talks and workshops at many colleges and security conferences including AppSec Europe, AppSec USA, NullCon and c0c0n.
Laptop with administrator access (mandatory)
Minimum 4 GB RAM
At least 10 GB of free hard disk space
Oracle VirtualBox 5.x or later installed
Burp Suite Community Edition installed (https://portswigger.net/burp/communitydownload)
Make sure Burp Suite can start
Firefox browser with FoxyProxy Standard add-on installed (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/foxyproxy-standard/)
Familiarity with HTTP Request and Response Structure
Gain confidence in customizing your Web Application Security Testing approach to suit application-specific pen-testing needs, by gaining clarity on the powerful features provided by the Burp Suite tool.
As this is a hands-on training, do not expect a lot of theory