Cyber Ninjas – Web App Ethical Hacking Bootcamp

February 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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This introductory to intermediate level class will give you a crash course on Web Application Ethical Hacking. We’ll start in the depths of web technologies, giving a quick hackers overview of such technologies as the HTTP Protocol HTTP Protocol, Proxies, HTML and JavaScript; and then quickly dive into detecting 90% of the OWASP Top 10 first manually, and then utilizing automated tools. We’ll finish off the day with a mini-web-based Capture The Flag game that applies what you learned over the course of the day.

The focus of this class is on understanding the vulnerabilities and what you are doing and is not aimed at memorizing another fancy tool. We believe strongly that true learning occurs when you have a firm understanding of what is really happening, and this only happens with a combination of training and hands-on material. As a result this class is loaded with hands-on labs that account for over 30% of the class time; and even includes over 100 hours of additional vulnerabilities that can be discovered on the supplied virtual machine.

This class is heavily hands-on focused with over 30% of the class time spent on action packed labs that directly apply what you just learned. All lab materials and the slide-deck are supplied as printed materials, with a USB Stick that contains the virtual machine that is required for all activities. This virtual machine is built on our Cyber Ninjas Ninjutsu platform which contains over 100 hours of additional vulnerabilities just waiting to be discovered after the class is completed.

What you get:

  • A day long class taught by an industry expert in Web Application Ethical Hacking.
  • 1 Printed and Bound Course Materials Book which Contains all slides and Lab Instructions.
  • 1 8GB USB Stick Complete with the Cyber Ninjas Ninjutsu Training Environment
  • 1 Free Admission Ticket to BSides Tampa 2018


Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Web Architectures
  • Injection Attacks
  • Authentication/ Authorization / Sessions
  • Mini-CTF

Student Requirements:

  • Basic Linux Command Line Knowledge & Computer Proficiency
  • A laptop with at least one USB Port
  • VMware Player installed (VMware Workstation Recommended)
  • A minimum of 1 GB of memory that can be dedicated to the VM (2GB Recommended)
  • 40 GB of Free Disk Space
  • Admin access to the machine is recommended


NOTE: This is class is technical and very hands-on. Roughly 30% of the class time will be spent executing the lessons taught in the lectures.

NOTE: This class will teach students how to hack web applications and it is only recommended for mature students who will utilize these skills within the bounds of the law (e.g. Getting written permission from the owner of the website prior to any hacking attempts). Any individual found utilizing these skills in a manner that could be viewed as illegal during the class will immediately be asked to leave and will not be given a refund. This determination is at the sole discretion of the instructor.

NOTE: This material is not recommended for students under the age of 18. Any student under the age of 18 who wishes to attend the class must attend with a paying adult.

Course Proceeds

40% of gross ticket sales for this event will be donated between the US Cyber Challenge and Hand to The Plow. For more details about these organizations, please see this link.


Doug Logan is the CEO and Principal Consultant for Cyber Ninjas as well as the Chief Technologist and a senior instructor for the US Cyber Challenge. He has over 15 years of experience in various roles in IT, and over 6 years specifically in application security. During that time period he’s performed or directly overseen over 3,000 web application assessments.

With a strong passion for teaching, Mr. Logan has taught at OWASP Ireland, the USCC, and at corporate locations across the country. He has trained a remote India QA team to successfully perform security testing as part of the normal QA cycle, helped kick start countless recent college graduates’ careers in application security; and has even managed to teach his kids as young as age 5 to do the dishes.

A father of 8, Doug enjoys spending time with his large family, embracing insomnia to solve the latest technology puzzle, and writing code to eliminate the drudgery of repeated tasks.


February 16, 2018
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
$498.00 - $499.99


BSides Tampa 2018
1700 N. Tampa Street
Tampa, 3360 United States
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