OWASP strives to provide world class training for a variety of skill levels and interests at its conferences. From the novice to the expert, developers to managers, there is a training course at AppSec DC for you! Classes will begin at 9 AM each day and run until 5 PM (Daily schedule set by the trainer). Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Check each course for the required materials.

Training Classes at AppSec DC 2012 will take place on April 2-3. Please consult class specifics if it is a one day class.

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Course Length Fees
1-Day Class $745
2-Day Class $1495

Price per attendee. Please note that Conference Registration is separate.

Special Free Class

Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) Clinic | FREE | Course Detail | Rm 204C

Educate yourself in Secure Software Design and Development which are two of the seven domains from the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certification. This session will provide an in-depth education of these two tough domains of the CSSLP. We will cover the skills and knowledge needed to design and develop secure code. In the Secure Software Design domain, you will learn the fundamentals of design principles when applied will save costly rework. In the Secure Software Development domain, we will discuss the OWASP Top 10 threats and how to mitigate them effectively.

The Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) is an (ISC)2 certification with 7 domains focusing on the topics needed to develop hacker resilient software. CSSLPs are professionals who have validated their competency in incorporating security into each phase of the software lifecycle.

2 Day Classes

Assessing and Exploiting Web Applications with Samurai-WTF | 2 Day | Course Detail | Rm 203A

Come take the official Samurai-WTF training course given by the two founders and lead developers of the project! You will learn the latest Samurai-WTF open source tools and as well as the latest techniques to perform web application penetration tests. After a quick overview of pen testing methodology, the instructors will lead you through the penetration and exploitation of various web applications, including client side attacks using flaws within the application. Different sets of open source tools will be used on each web application, allowing you to learn first hand the pros and cons of each tool. After you have gained experience with the Samurai-WTF tools, you will be challenged with a capture the flag event. This final challenge will give you time to practice your new skills at your own pace and experiment with your favorite new tools. This experience will help you gain the confidence and knowledge necessary to perform web application assessments and expose you to the wealth of freely available, open source tools.

Building Secure Android Apps | 2 Day | Course Detail | Rm 203B

The course focuses on building secure mobile applications for the Android platform. Students will learn about the Android security model and platform security features. They will be introduced to mobile application threat modeling, and learn how to apply the outcomes of threat modeling directly into their design and development processes. The OWASP Mobile Top 10 Risks and Controls will be covered at great length.

After students are taught foundational information, they will learn how to properly use the various Android components and APIs to reduce the amount of vulnerabilities within production code. Hands-on labs will use the vulnerable mobile Android applications provided by the OWASP GoatDroid project. Students will learn many techniques for performing source code reviews, penetration testing, and forensic analysis of Android applications. Hands-on exercises represent a large portion of the course. Each concept presented will include examples of insecure and secure code, along with strategies for remediation. By teaching students how to identify and exploit various security flaws, they will gain a greater understanding of how the security controls actually protect their applications.

At the end of this two-day course, attendees should understand how to build secure applications, perform source code reviews, and perform penetration testing for Android applications. They will also understand and be able to demonstrate expertise at applying security controls to applications for addressing many security defects. Each student will ultimately take back with them to their workplace a repeatable and reliable methodology for building and maintaining secure Android applications.

The Art of exploiting Injection Flaws | 2 Day | Course Detail | Rm 208A

OWASP rates injection flaws as the most critical vulnerability within the Top 10 most Critical Web Application Security Risks under the OWASP Top 10 project. http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Top_10_2010-A1. This hands-on session will only focus on the injection flaws and the attendees will get an “in-depth” understanding of the flaws arising from this vulnerability. The topics covered in the class are, SQL Injection, XPATH Injection, LDAP Injection, Hibernate Query Language Injection, Direct OS Code Injection, and XML Entity Injection. The workshop covers classical issues such as SQL Injection, which is an oldie yet very relevant in today’s scenario as well as some lesser known injection flaws such as LDAP, XPATH and XML Injection. During the 2 days course, the attendees will have access to a number of challenges for each flaw and they will learn a variety of exploitation techniques used by the attackers in the wild. Identify, extract, escalate, execute; we have got it all covered.

Virtual Patching Workshop | 2 Day | Course Detail | Rm 208B

Identification of web application vulnerabilities is only half the battle with remediation efforts as the other. Let’s face the facts, there are many real world business scenarios where it is not possible to update web application code in either a timely manner or at all. This is where the tactical use-case of implementing a web application firewall to address identified issues proves its worth.

This workshop is intended to provide an overview of the recommended practices for utilizing a web application firewall for virtual patching. After discussing the framework to use, we will then present a very interesting OWASP Summer of Code Project where the challenge was to attempt to mitigate as many of the OWASP WebGoat vulnerabilities as possible using the open source ModSecurity web application firewall. During the workshop, we will discuss both WebGoat and ModSecurity and provide in-depth walk-throughs of the complex fixes. Examples will include addressing not only attacks but the underlying vulnerabilities, using data persistence for multiple-step processes, content injection and even examples of the new LUA programming language API. The goal of this workshop is to both highlight cutting edge mitigation options using a web application firewall and to show how it can effectively be used by security consultants who traditionally could only offer source code fixes.

1 Day Classes

Application Source Code Analysis – Discovering Vulnerabilities in Web 2.0, HTML5 and RIA | 1 Day (4/2/2012) | Course Detail | Rm 204A

Enterprise application source code, independent of languages and platforms, is a major source of vulnerabilities. The class is designed and developed to focus on enterprise architecture and application analytics to discover vulnerabilities across Web 2.0, RIA and HTML5. We will be covering analysis techniques, with tools, for assessment and review of enterprise application source code. It is imperative to know source code review methodologies and strategies for analysis. The emphasis of the class would be to develop a complete understanding of source code analysis, techniques and tools to address top set of vulnerabilities. Knowledge gained would help in analyzing and securing next generation enterprise applications at all different stages – architecture, design and/or development. The course is designed and delivered by the author of “Web Hacking: Attacks and Defenses”, ?Hacking Web Services? and ?Web 2.0 Security ? Defending Ajax, RIA and SOA?, bringing his experience in application security and research to the curriculum.

Pratical Threat Modeling | 1 Day (4/2/2012) | Course Detail | Rm 204B

Threat modeling is gaining traction as a fundamental application security activity. In this class students learn about the attacks that their applications may face and then both formal and informal approaches to threat modeling. Using a fictional scenario, students perform all the activities of a threat model on a complex application ? including analyzing design documents and role-playing interviews. Students learn about the industry standard formal threat modeling process as well as Facilitated Application Threat Modeling: a 1-day approach to threat modeling pioneered by Security Compass. Students will also be taught about Security Compass?s unique source-code/design-pattern level threat modeling.

Mobile Hacking and Securing | 1 Day (4/3/2012)| Course Detail | Rm 204A

Students will discover mobile hacking techniques for Android and iPhone. They will understand the platform security models, device security models, app analysis, file system analysis and runtime analysis for these popular mobile operating systems. This course will provide students with the knowledge necessary to assess mobile app security including what hackers look for in mobile apps. Hacking apps themselves will equip them with the skills required to protect their own apps from attacks. Students will come out with an understanding of the pitfalls to mobile device security and the importance of developing mobile apps securely. They will learn the concepts necessary to securely develop mobile in your organization.

WebAppSec: Developing Secure Web Applications | 1 Day (4/3/2012)| Course Detail | Rm 204B

Web applications continue to be the frontier of wide-spread security breaches. This tutorial will guide through development practices to ensure the security and integrity of web applications, in turn protecting user data and the infrastructure the application runs on. Several attack types and risks will be reviewed (including OWASP?s Top 10), along with how the proper development practices can mitigate their damage. Although examples covered are PHP-based, much of the content is also applicable to other languages. This course was sold out at AppSec USA 2011.