Professionally Evil Application Penetration Testing


Sat May 4th 2019 9:00 am – Sun May 5th 2019 5:00 pm (EDT)

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This is a 2-day workshop, Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5. Each day is 9am - 5pm.

Professionally Evil Application Penetration Testing

Taught by Jason Gillam, CIO of Secure Ideas

The Professionally Evil Application Penetration Testing (PEAPT) course is designed to teach the basic procedures and skills necessary to conduct penetration testing on today's applications. This course focuses on the techniques used to assess and exploit applications; including web and mobile applications, APIs, and HTTP-based systems. We combine these techniques with explanations of the risks exposed and defenses required to improve the security of your organizations.

The course uses a large number of hands-on exercises to reinforce the techniques and understanding an attendee will gain so that they benefit on the very first day back to work. The course focuses on manual techniques for discovery and exploitation while teaching an industry-standard methodology of reconnaissance, mapping, discovery, and exploitation. This methodology provides a comprehensive standard for assessing applications and APIs.

Students use the SamuraiWTF project environment to learn and practice penetration testing techniques. This environment provides realistic targets and tools which enables the attendees to understand how the techniques taught are used in the real world. The course finishes with a capture-the-flag (CTF). In this event, attendees assess and exploit a modern organization's application (based on Juice Shop). This capstone exercise is designed to pull together all of the knowledge, techniques, and exploits.

Who Should Take This Training:

  • Anyone looking to get into penetration testing
  •  Entry level penetration testers
  • IT Administrators with an interest in security


While you don’t necessarily need any prior security experience to take this course, you’ll get the most out of it with a basic grasp of the following:

  • Basic Networking Concepts
  • Windows Active Directory
  • Windows & Linux Command Line

What to Bring:

  • Laptop
  • VMWare Workstation (Player is free to download)
  • 20GB free HD space
  • 2GB RAM available (4 preferred) for VM usage


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1141 Remount Rd, North Charleston, SC 29406, USA

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