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CANCELLED Class - Advanced Pwning & Fixing Node.js Apps: Shells, Injections, and Fun!

One-Day Interactive Training - OWASP New Zealand Day 2020


This course is the culmination of years of experience gained via practical penetration testing of JavaScript applications as well as countless hours spent doing research. We have structured this course around the OWASP Security Testing Guide. It covers the OWASP Top Ten and specific attack vectors against Node.js apps. This course provides participants with actionable skills that can be applied immediately.

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.

The day starts with a brief introduction to Node.js, then continues with a look at static analysis, moves on to dynamic checks, and finishes off with a nice CTF session to test the skills gained.

Course Objectives

This course will take any student and make sure that:

Course Details

Date: Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Time: 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 pm.

Course Fee: NZ $625.00 (plus EventBrite fees)

Target Audience:

Any Node.js/JavaScript developer, penetration tester, or person interested in Node.js and JavaScript security will benefit from attending this training regardless of the initial skill level.

This course is for beginners, intermediate and advanced level students. While beginners are introduced to the nuances of Node.js 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 JavaScript security 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 in JavaScript security you can try to complete the labs in full and then take the CTF challenges, you will likely also attempt to complete some exercises from home later

Prerequisite Skills:

This course has no prerequisites as it is designed to accommodate students with different skills:

That said, the more you learn about the following ahead of the course, the more you will get out of the course:

Attendees Should Bring:

A laptop with the following specifications:

Instructors: Abraham Aranguren and Anirudh Anand, 7A Security

Course Outline

Part 0 - Node.js Security Crash Course

Part 1 - Static Analysis, Node.js frameworks and Tools

Part 2 - Finding and fixing Node.js vulnerabilities

Part 3 - Test Your Skills

Your Instructors

Abraham Aranguren - After 13 years in ITSec, and 20 in IT, Abraham is now the CEO of [ 7ASecurity], a company specializing in penetration testing of web/mobile apps, infrastructure, code reviews and training. 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, 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]. Many of his presentations, pentest reports and recordings can be found on [ Publications].

Anirudh Anand - Anirudh Anand is a security researcher with a primary focus on Web and Mobile Application Security. 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 (#1 security team in India according to CTFtime). His bounties involve vulnerabilities in Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Zendesk, Sendgrid, Gitlab, Gratipay and Flipboard.

Anirudh also 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 2019, BlackHat Arsenal 2019, BlackHat Europe Arsenal 2018, HITB Dubai 2018, Offzone Moscow 2018, Ground Zero Summit Delhi 2015 and Xorconf 2015.