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Conference Training - One and Two Day Training Courses - May 19th-20th, 2008

OWASP has arranged to have three 2-day and two 1-day Application Security training courses prior to the conference.

The first three courses will be provided by a long time contributor to OWASP, Aspect Security. The fourth course will be provided by another active OWASP member, the Arctec Group. The fifth course is being provided by frequent OWASP/WASC contributor Breach Security.

These courses are being offered to attendees of the OWASP conference at a significant discount to their standard commercial price. Most of the course fee will go to OWASP to support the OWASP Foundation's efforts.

T1
Building and Testing Secure Web Applications - 2-Day Course
T2
Leading the Development of Secure Applications - 1-Day Course (May 19th)
T3
Building Secure Rich Internet Applications - 1-Day Course (May 20st)
T4
Web Services and XML Security - 2-Day Course
T5
ModSecurity Boot-Camp Training - 2-Day Course
*Note: Information corresponding to each training course is located below.

2-Day Course Pricing

$1300 for conference attendees. [Note: This fee includes snacks, and LUNCH]

$1450 - Tutorial only pricing (if not attending the conference)

$675 - Student Pricing

1-Day Course Pricing

$650 for conference attendees. [Note: This fee includes snacks, and LUNCH]

$725 - Tutorial only pricing (if not attending the conference)

$350 - Student Pricing

Location

At Monasterium Poortackere in Ghent. A couple of 100 meters from the conference location in the historic centre of Ghent. (tbd insert maps)

Course Times

Each class begins at 9 AM and runs until 5:30 PM each day.

Registration

Registration is available via the OWASP Conference Cvent site at: Cvent link

T1. Building and Testing Secure Web Applications - 2-Day Course - May 19-20, 2008

Course Overview

Most developers, IT professionals, and auditors learn what they know about application security on the job, usually by making mistakes. Application security is not a part of many computer science curricula today and most organizations have not focused on instituting a culture that includes application security as a core part of their IT security efforts.

This powerful two day course focuses on the most common web application security problems, including the OWASP Top Ten. The course will introduce and demonstrate hacking techniques, illustrating how application vulnerabilities can be exploited so students really understand how to avoid introducing such vulnerabilities into their code.

Details

This course starts with a module designed to raise awareness of just how insecure most web applications are. We demonstrate how easily hackers are able to attack web applications, and what some of the most common and most significant vulnerabilities are. The course then provides an overview of how web applications work from a security perspective.

The next modules detail a number of specific security areas. We describe common vulnerabilities, present best practices, and discuss recommended approaches for avoiding such vulnerabilities. This course includes coverage of the following web application security areas (which encompass the entire OWASP Top 10 plus more):

  • Authentication and Session Management
  • Access Control
  • Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Input Validation
  • Protecting Sensitive Data (w/ Crypto)
  • Caching, Pooling, and Reuse Errors
  • Database Security (Including SQL Injection)
  • Error Handling and Logging
  • Denial of Service
  • Code Quality
  • Accessing Services Securely
  • Setting Security Policy
  • Integrating Security into the SDLC


For each area, the course covers the following:

  • Theoretical foundations
  • Recommended security policies
  • Common pitfalls when implementing
  • Details on historical exploits
  • Best practices for implementation

Hands on Exercises

To cement the principles delivered via the lecture portion of the course, students can participate in a number of hands-on security testing exercises. During the hands-on exercises students will attack a live web application (i.e., WebGoat) that has been seeded with common web application vulnerabilities. The students will use proxy tools commonly used by the hacker community to complete the exercises.

Requirements

If you are interested in participating in the hands on portion of the course, please bring a Windows based laptop.

Registration

Registration is available via the OWASP Conference Cvent site at: Cvent link

Tutorial Provider

This tutorial is provided by longtime OWASP contributor: Aspect_logo.gif

T2. Leading the Development of Secure Applications - 1-Day Course - May 19, 2008

Summary

In this one-day management session you’ll get the answers to the ten key questions that most CIOs and development managers face when trying to improve security in the development process. The course provides proven techniques and valuable lessons learned that can be applied to projects at any phase of their application’s lifecycle.

Course Overview

The following important questions are answered in this course.

  • Why is application security so important?
  • What are the most critical vulnerability areas to focus on and how?
  • What security tools and technologies do software projects need?
  • How do I establish an application security initiative in my organization?
  • How can I enhance my SDLC to include security activities?
  • How do I measure my organization’s progress in application security?
  • How can I get my developers to care about application security?
  • What teams and roles should I create to address application security?
  • How do I get a handle on the security of my entire application portfolio?
  • What is the most effective way of securing legacy applications?

This is the right course at the right time for any executive who has decided that secure application development is a priority. The analyst community is helping CIOs understand just how critical the problem of insecure programming has become. For example the

Robert Francis Group (a well-known application development analyst group) wrote: “The lack of application security requirements and associated poor security focus in the development process can cripple business application security leading to significant revenue loss and perhaps liability claims from anyone impacted by this oversight. IT executives should review application development processes and direct development teams to build in security, rather than consider it after the application deployment.”

This course gives executives and managers the education and practical guidance they need to ensure that software projects properly address security. The course is designed to provide a firm understanding of the importance of software security, the critical security activities required within the software development lifecycle, and how to efficiently manage security issues during development and maintenance. This understanding is reinforced through industry awareness and live demonstrations of commonly found vulnerabilities in software.


Audience

The intended audience for this course is: Program Managers, Account Managers, Functional/Resource Application Managers, Technical Program/Project Managers (Chief Engineers), Executives, Directors, and Key/Technical Decision Makers


Registration

Registration is available via the OWASP Conference Cvent site at: Cvent link

Tutorial Provider

This tutorial is provided by longtime OWASP contributor: Aspect_logo.gif

T3. Building Secure Rich Internet Applications - 1-Day Course - May 20, 2008

Summary

This one day class will cover common RIA security threats and vulnerabilities and it will provide specific guidance on how to develop RIA to defend against these threats and vulnerabilities. Training developers on secure coding practices offers one of highest returns on investment of any security investment by eliminating vulnerabilities at the source. Aspect’s Building Secure RIA Course is designed to enable developers to use RIA technologies in their web applications without introducing security issues. The course provides detailed examples of ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do.' The class is lead by Dave Wichers, Aspect COO, and is delivered in a very interactive manner. The course will use demonstrations, code examples, and spot-the-bug exercises to get developers engaged in the topic. Developers will leave with an understanding of how RIA attacks work, the impacts of successful attacks, and what to do to defend against them.


Course Overview The course begins with an overview and a Web 2.0 introduction. The next section deals with exploring the AJAX and RIA surface attacks, followed by Authentication and Session control sections. Cross Site Request Forgery, Cross Site Scripting and Protecting Sensitive Data, are the next sections which are followed by Error Handling and Logging and References to round out the day.

Requirements

If you are interested in participating in the hands on portion of the course, please bring a Windows based laptop.

Registration

Registration is available via the OWASP Conference Cvent site at: Cvent link

Tutorial Provider

This tutorial is provided by longtime OWASP contributor: Aspect_logo.gif

T4. Web Services and XML Security - 2-Day Course - May 19-20, 2008

Course Overview

The movement towards Web Services and Service Oriented architecture (SOA) paradigms requires new security paradigms to deal with new risks posed by these architectures. This session takes a pragmatic approach towards identifying Web Services security risks and selecting and applying countermeasures to the application, code, web servers, databases, application, and identity servers and related software.

Many enterprises are currently developing new Web Services and/or adding and acquiring Web Services functionality into existing applications -- now is the time to build security into the system!

Details

Topics covered include understanding how web application risks (such as those in OWASP Guide and OWASP Top Ten) apply in a Web Services world, and Web Services security topics including:

  • Web Services attack patterns
  • Common XML attack patterns
  • Data and XML security using WS-Security, SAML, XML Encryption and XML Digital Signature
  • Identity services and federation with SAML and Liberty
  • Hardening Web Services servers
  • Input validation for Web Services
  • Integrating Web Services securely with backend resources and applications using WS-Trust
  • Secure Exception handling in Web Services

Registration

Registration is available via the OWASP Conference Cvent site at: Cvent link

Tutorial Provider

This tutorial is provided by Arctec_logo.jpeg

T5. ModSecurity Boot-Camp Training - 2-Day Course - May 19-20, 2008

Course Overview

ModSecurity is currently the most widely deployed web application firewall (WAF) product. This two-day, boot-camp class is designed for those people who want to quickly learn how to build, deploy, and use ModSecurity in the most effective manner possible. The course will cover topics such as: the open source ModSecurity Console, which helps manage alerts on suspicious web activity targeting your web servers, and also provides an in-depth look at the extremely powerful ModSecurity Rules Language. Learning how to take advantage of the power behind ModSecurity rules can help web security professionals write and configure highly effective rules to handle complex web vulnerabilities. Hands-on labs with fully documented instructions help students deploy solid, secure ModSecurity installations and understand the inner workings of the premier open source web application firewall available today.

Curriculum

Day 1: Deployment and Management

  • Introduction to Web Application Firewalls
  • Overview of the Web Application Firewall Evaluation Criteria
  • Introduction to ModSecurity
  • ModSecurity architecture
  • ModSecurity deployment options
  • ModSecurity installation
  • ModSecurity configuration and operation
  • ModSecurity directives and features overview
  • ModSecurity rules primer
  • ModSecurity tuning
  • ModSecurity console deployment and usage

Day 2: Rules Writing Workshop

  • Introduction to ModSecurity’s Rule Language
  • Anatomy of a ModSecurity rule
  • Overview of PCRE
  • Variables
  • Transformation functions
  • Actions
  • Using advanced rule syntax with the “chain” action
  • Overview of the Core Rule set
  • Creating custom rules
  • Virtual Patching
  • Using initcol and setsid for stateful rules
  • Good rule writing practices
  • Testing rules
  • Tuning rules
  • Rule Debugging
  • Rule management

Hands on Exercises

Hands-on labs will include installation and use of the ModSecurity Console on day 1, and a unique challenge on day 2 where the participants will have to use ModSecurity to try and mitigate as many vulnerabilities as possible in the OWASP WebGoat application.

Requirements

If you are interested in participating in the hands on portion of the course, please bring a laptop. The class will use a custom VMware image so you will need to have VMware Player, Workstation or Server pre-installed. Additionally, some of the tools we will be using outside of the VMware host will require Java so ensure that you have installed/updated to the latest version.

Registration

Registration is available via the OWASP Conference Cvent site at: Cvent link

Tutorial Provider

This tutorial is provided by Ryan Barnett (ModSecurity Community Manager and Director of Application Security Training at Breach_logo.gif)

  • Special Note: Ivan Ristic, ModSecurity Creator and Breach Security Chief Evangelist, will be in attendance to answer questions and also to present on the ModSecurity development roadmap.