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Stepping Through Your First Web App Penetration Test

If you’ve been: a) thinking of taking matters into your own hands and testing your own web apps; b) trying desperately to get your bug bounty ranking up; or c) taking a web app pentesting course and in need of some clarifications to be addressed, then it would be in your very best interest to join us on June 27th 2017, at 1PM ET for our fifth technical webinar this 2017: Stepping Through Your First Web App Penetration Test.

What’s in store for me?

After a brief introduction on web app security, Stepping Through Your First Web App Penetration Test will guide you on the most essential steps every pentester must know in order to substantially increase the chances of finding a vulnerability worth its salt. There will also be a live demonstration of an actual web app pentest, as well as a Q&A towards the end of the webinar. Presenting will be Vincent Sica (Seeing Through the Eyes of a PentestereLearnSecurity‘s Community Manager and a member of our IT Security team.

Not just any cyber threat

Web applications, as essential as they are to any organization, have also been the biggest threat to its security for the longest time. For businesses, they draw the line between being a well-oiled machine and being the reason why customers can find their information on the dark web.

In 2016 alone, web app attacks have risen by 15% and have been the third most prevalent among all cyber-threats. Not really that much of a surprise considering the sheer number of web apps being deployed with little to no thought for security. And, since they are easily accessible to anyone on the internet, vulnerable web apps are easy pickings for potential attackers.

Putting it to the test

While basic security controls such as firewalls are still important, hackers (or at least some of them) have at their disposal various attack vectors that are complex enough to get past these defenses. Performing a penetration test solves this problem, though, by pitting applications against different kinds of exploits to find weaknesses in the system and determine how these could affect the organization.

Almost all companies globally focus on manual penetration testing of their web applications rather than rely on automated scanners. So much so, that a lot have ‘outsourced’ their tests to vetted white-hats via bug bounty programs which pay out handsomely for hackers who disclose critical bugs they discover.

While getting in on these programs is relatively easy, finding at least a mid-level vulnerability is a daunting task given the number of people who are already several steps ahead. This webinar will provide you with the best practices and useful tips to boost the chances of a successful pentest.

A surprise awaits

Registrations are now open for Stepping Through Your First Web App Penetration TestWe’ve got something for every webinar attendee, so join us on June 27th 1 PM ET and make sure to stay until the end to find out what it is!

Can’t wait? You can dive deep into web application pentesting ahead of time through these free course demos of Web Application Penetration Testing v2 and Web Application Penetration Testing eXtreme.

Let us know what you’re most excited about in the webinar! Weigh in down in the comments below, or on Twitter by using the hashtag #waptlive.

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2 Comments

  • Chacko K Abraham says:

    Hey Kristoffer Santiago

    I am from India i would like to register for the webinar but then it would be too late at night for me in india as also its in the weekday and have work the next day might not be able to attend, But then having said that, I would love to see the webinar. Could i have the recorded session of the webinar incase i wont be able to attend. I would appreciate if you could do the same. and also would like to know what the suprise is at the end of the webinar.

    • Kristoffer Santiago says:

      Hi Chacko, the recording will be available in the eLearnSecurity archive. You can check back there after the 27th to view it on your own time. As for the surprise, you’d have to wait for its reveal at the end of the webinar. 😉

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