DEF CON Workshops

Longer, more detailed, hands on, lasting half a day.
These have limited seating.
Workshop Registration Opened July 5 Noon PDT. All of these are Sold Out!

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Sold Out - Adrian Wood, David Mitchell, and Griffin Francis - Creating and uncovering malicious containers

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Abstract:

Saturday from 1400 to 1800
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adrian-...s-379329523817

Containers are the future. Like it or not even the most technically conservative industries are shifting to them. What that means for the bad actors is they get access to an excellent delivery mechanism for malware deployment in organizations, offering a wide variety of detection avoidance and persistence mechanisms. Fear not protectors, containers also offer ways to detect these, but can be fraught with challenges. Whether you're red, blue or just container curious this workshop is for you.

In this workshop, you will get hands-on with containers and kubernetes, - starting with introductory content - learning how they work, where and how to hide or find things, how to identify indicators of compromise, indicators of attack, and how to apply analysis to gain a deeper understanding of container malware and what is going on inside containers.

This workshop will utilize the Google Cloud Platform alongside command line operands and a small amount of open source tooling to learn both offensive and defense techniques on containers. By the end, you’ll have a solid mental model of how containers work, how they are managed and deployed, and be equipped with the ability to analyze container images, identify problems, and identify familiar patterns. Ultimately, these skills will allow you to generate valuable insights for your organization’s defense or aid you in your next attack.

This is a fast-paced course designed to take you deep into the world of containers, making tooling like Kubernetes much more intuitive and easy to understand. Labs will be used to reinforce your learnings, and the course comes with very detailed notes and instructions for setup which you can repeat on your own time. This course will provide references to scripts that make certain tasks easier, but we will be challenging you to learn the process and reasoning behind them rather than relying on automation.

Attendees will be provided with all the lab material used in the course in digital format, including labs, guides and virtual machine setup.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Materials Needed: A Google Cloud free tier account (basically a fresh gmail account), and an internet connected computer. We hope to send out instructions to attendees prior to the class, so they can be ready on the day.

Bio:
Adrian Wood, aka threlfall, discovered a love for hacking from cracking and modding video games and from the encouragement of online friends. He has worked as a red team consultant for WHITEHACK, a company he founded, and later as a lead engineer for an offensive research team at a US bank, where he was very interested in appsec, container security, CI/CD security and also founded their bug bounty program. He currently works for Dropbox, working on application security. In his free time, he enjoys playing saxophone, working on vintage cars, and fly-fishing.

David Mitchell, aka digish0, started his hacking career as a script kiddie running 7th Sphere in mIRC in high school. Later falling in with some Linux/RedHat nerds at a local 2600 group at college while studying CS, etc. He got into Linux, started an IT career, later rediscovering his hacking script kiddie roots when a local hacker space opened up and shared members with a lockpicking group that worked in infosec as penetration testers, etc where he discovered he could get paid to do the things he liked doing in high school/college. He now works professionally as a red team member and cyber security researcher at a large financial institution. The rest of the time he spends being a dad/husband, trying not to get injured in Muay Thai/BJJ or mountain biking, and listening to either very expensive or very cheap vinyl.

Griffin Francis ( @aussinfosec ) is a lead information security research consultant at Wells Fargo. Previously having worked at Trustwave in Sydney, Australia. His interests are within Web Application security and Bug Bounty. His research has identified vulnerabilities in companies and organisations including Apple, Microsoft, Mozilla, Oracle, Riot Games & AT&T. When not at the computer, Griffin can be found attending music festivals and traveling.

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/WHITEHACKSEC
https://twitter.com/digish0
https://twitter.com/aussinfosec


Max Class Size: 45


Sold Out - Anthony Rose, Jake "Hubbl3" Krasnov, Vincent "Vinnybod" Rose - Evading Detection: A Beginner's Guide to Obfuscation

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Anthony Rose, Jake "Hubbl3" Krasnov, Vincent "Vinnybod" Rose - Evading Detection: A Beginner's Guide to Obfuscation

Abstract:

Saturday from 1400 to 1800
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anthony...s-379339142587

Defenders are constantly adapting their security to counter new threats. Our mission is to identify how they plan on securing their systems and avoid being identified as a threat. This is a hands-on class to learn the methodology behind malware delivery and avoiding detection. This workshop explores the inner workings of Microsoft's Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI), Windows Defender, and Event Tracing for Windows (ETW). We will learn how to employ obfuscated malware using Visual Basic (VB), PowerShell, and C# to avoid Microsoft's defenses. Students will learn to build AMSI bypass techniques, obfuscate payloads from dynamic and static signature detection methods, and learn about alternative network evasion methods.

In this workshop, we will:
i. Understand the use and employment of obfuscation in red teaming.
ii. Demonstrate the concept of least obfuscation.
iii. Introduce Microsoft's Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) and explain its importance.
iv. Demonstrate obfuscation methodology for .NET payloads.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials Needed: Laptop

Bio:

Anthony "Cx01N" Rose, CISSP, is the Lead Security Researcher at BC Security, where he specializes in adversary tactic emulation planning, Red and Blue Team operations, and embedded systems security. He has presented at numerous security conferences, including Black Hat, DEF CON, and RSA conferences. Cx01N is the author of various offensive security tools, including Empire and Starkiller, which he actively develops and maintains. He is recognized for his work, revealing wide-spread vulnerabilities in Bluetooth devices and is the co-author of a cybersecurity blog at https://www.bc-security.org/blog/ .

Jake "Hubbl3" Krasnov is the Red Team Operations Lead at BC Security. He has spent the first half of his career as an Astronautical Engineer overseeing rocket modifications for the Air Force. He then moved into offensive security, running operational cyber testing for fighter aircraft and operating on a red team. Hubbl3 has presented at DEF CON, where he taught courses on offensive PowerShell and has been recognized by Microsoft for his discovery of a vulnerability in AMSI. Jake has authored numerous tools, including Invoke-PrintDemon and Invoke-ZeroLogon, and is the co-author of a cybersecurity blog at https://www.bc-security.org/blog/ .

Vincent "Vinnybod" Rose is the Lead Tool Developer for Empire and Starkiller. He is a software engineer with expertise in cloud service and has over a decade of software development and networking experience. Recently, his focus has been on building ad-serving technologies, web and ad-tracking applications. Vinnybod has presented at Black Hat has taught courses at DEF CON on Red Teaming and Offensive PowerShell. He currently maintains a cybersecurity blog focused on offensive security at https://www.bc-security.org/blog/ .

Max Class Size: 200


Sold Out - Arnaud Soullie, Alexandrine Torrents - Pentesting Industrial Control Systems 101: Capture the Flag!

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Abstract:

Friday from 1400 to 1800
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arnaud-...s-378972074677

Do you want to learn how to hack Industrial Control Systems? Let’s participate in the one and only CTF in which you really have to capture a flag, by hacking PLCs and taking control of a robotic arm!
We’ll start by explaining the basics of Industrial Control Systems : what are the components, how they work, the protocols they use…
We’ll learn how PLC work, how to program them, and how to communicate with them using Modbus, S7comm and OPCUA.

Then we’ll start hacking! Your goal will be to take control of a model train and robotic arms to capture a real flag!
The CTF will be guided so that everyone learns something and gets a chance to get most flags!

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Materials Needed: Just a laptop with a modern web browser. Students will be provided with cloud VMs to perform the exercises.

Bio:
Arnaud Soullié (@arnaudsoullie) is a Senior Manager at Wavestone, a global consulting company. For 12 years, he has been performing security assessments and pentests on all types of targets. He started specializing in ICS cybersecurity 10 years ago. He spoke and taught workshops at numerous security conferences on ICS topics : BlackHat Europe, BruCon, CS3STHLM, BSides Las Vegas, DEFCON... He is also the creator of the DYODE project, an open­source data diode aimed at ICS. He has been teaching ICS cybersecurity training since 2015.

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/arnaudsoullie

Alexandrine Torrents is a cybersecurity consultant at Wavestone, a French consulting company. She started as a penetration tester, and performed several cybersecurity assessments on ICS. She worked on a few ICS models to demonstrate attacks on PLCs and developed a particular tool to request Siemens PLCs. Then, she started working at securing ICS, especially in the scope of the French military law, helping companies offering a vital service to the nation to comply with security rules. Now, Alexandrine works with different industrial CISOs on their cybersecurity projects: defining secure architectures, hardening systems, implementing detection mechanisms. She is also IEC 62443 certified and still performs assessments on multiple environments.

Twitter:
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Max Class Size: 40


Sold Out - Arnaud Soullie, Alexandrine Torrents - Securing Industrial Control Systems from the core: PLC secure coding practices

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Arnaud Soullie, Alexandrine Torrents - Securing Industrial Control Systems from the core: PLC secure coding practices

Abstract:

Friday from 1400 to 1800
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arnaud-...s-379303836987

Securing Industrial Control Systems from cyberattacks often starts by properly segmenting the network, securing remote accesses and overall focusing on traditional “IT” cybersecurity measures. However, we can also leverage existing technology to detect and protect from cyberattacks.
The Top 20 Secure PLC Coding Practices ( www.plc-security.com ) is a community-led effort to identify best practices in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) code development that improve cybersecurity.
In this workshop, you will learn how to program a PLC and connect it to a SCADA system. You will then perform attacks on this system and finally implement a sample of the TOP20 coding practices to block or detect such attacks.
You will be provided with access to cloud VMs preconfigured with a SCADA software as well as a PLC simulator. Some demonstrations will also be performed on-site on real hardware PLCs.

The workshop is accessible to anyone, even with no prior ICS experience.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Materials Needed: Just a laptop with a modern web browser. Students will be provided with cloud VMs to perform the exercises.

Bio:
Arnaud Soullié (@arnaudsoullie) is a Senior Manager at Wavestone, a global consulting company. For 12 years, he has been performing security assessments and pentests on all types of targets. He started specializing in ICS cybersecurity 10 years ago. He spoke and taught workshops at numerous security conferences on ICS topics : BlackHat Europe, BruCon, CS3STHLM, BSides Las Vegas, DEFCON... He is also the creator of the DYODE project, an open­source data diode aimed at ICS. He has been teaching ICS cybersecurity training since 2015.

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/arnaudsoullie

Alexandrine Torrents is a cybersecurity consultant at Wavestone, a French consulting company. She started as a penetration tester, and performed several cybersecurity assessments on ICS. She worked on a few ICS models to demonstrate attacks on PLCs and developed a particular tool to request Siemens PLCs. Then, she started working at securing ICS, especially in the scope of the French military law, helping companies offering a vital service to the nation to comply with security rules. Now, Alexandrine works with different industrial CISOs on their cybersecurity projects: defining secure architectures, hardening systems, implementing detection mechanisms. She is also IEC 62443 certified and still performs assessments on multiple environments.

Twitter:
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Max Class Size: 40


Sold Out - Barrett Darnell, Wesley Thurner - Pivoting, Tunneling, and Redirection Master Class

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Barrett Darnell, Wesley Thurner - Pivoting, Tunneling, and Redirection Master Class

Abstract:

Saturday from 0900 to 1300
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barrett...s-379320135737

Pivoting, tunneling, and redirection are essential skills that separate the junior and senior operators in the offensive security landscape. This workshop describes various techniques used to creatively route traffic through multiple network segments. Various tools and techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. Attendees will be able to practice these skills in a provided cyber range during and after the workshop. These are essential skills for every pentester, bug bounty hunter, and red team operator. But that's not all! Defenders will learn techniques for detecting these sorts of suspicious traffic in their network.

Skill Level: Beginner
Materials Needed: Laptop with wireless network adapter

Bios:
Barrett Darnell is a Principal Security Engineer on the Intuit Red Team, a vital part of the organization that protects Intuit and customers from all forms of cybercrime. Intuit is the global technology platform that helps consumers and small businesses overcome their most important financial challenges. Serving more than 100 million customers worldwide with TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, Credit Karma and Mailchimp, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to prosper. We never stop working to find new, innovative ways to make that possible.

Prior to Intuit, Barrett was a Managing Senior Operator at Bishop Fox, a security firm providing professional and managed services to the Fortune 1000, global financial institutions, and high-tech startups. Barrett was a technical lead for the Continuous Attack Surface Testing (CAST) Managed Security Service. Before Bishop Fox, he served as an exploitation operator in the US Department of Defense's most elite computer network exploitation (CNE) unit. As a top-rated military officer, Barrett led an offensive operations team in the US Air Force's premier selectively-manned cyber attack squadron.

Wesley Thurner is a Principal Security Engineer on the Intuit Red Team, a vital part of the organization that protects Intuit and customers from all forms of cybercrime. Intuit is the global technology platform that helps consumers and small businesses overcome their most important financial challenges. Serving more than 100 million customers worldwide with TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, Credit Karma and Mailchimp, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to prosper. We never stop working to find new, innovative ways to make that possible.

Prior to Intuit, Wesley served as an exploitation operator in the US Department of Defense's most elite computer network exploitation (CNE) unit. There he led and developed multiple teams across a variety of roles in the US Air Force's premier selectively-manned cyber attack squadron. Wes is also a co-organizer for the Red Team Village, a community driven village bridging the gap between penetration testers and offensive operations.

Max Class Size: 50


Sold Out - Chris Greer - Hands-On TCP/IP Deep Dive with Wireshark - How this stuff really works

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Abstract:

Thursday from 0900 to 1300
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chris-g...s-378876127697

Let's break out Wireshark and dig deep in to the TCP and IP protocols. This skill is critical for anyone interested in any area of cybersecurity, no matter the color of the hat. Almost all enumeration, scans, incident response, and traffic forensics require the analyst to dig into and interpret TCP conversations. When enumerating an environment, identifying key TCP/IP indicators in protocol headers can also help when passively fingerprinting systems.

In this workshop we will roll back our sleeves and learn how TCP/IP really works - the handshake, options, sequence/ack numbers, retransmissions, TTL, and much more. This workshop welcomes all cybersecurity and wireshark experience levels.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Materials Needed: Just a laptop with a copy of Wireshark. I will provide the sample pcaps for analysis.

Bio:

Chris Greer is a network analyst and Wireshark instructor for Packet Pioneer, a Wireshark University partner. He has focused much of his career at the transport layer, specifically TCP, specializing in how this core protocol works to deliver applications, services, and attacks between systems. Chris is a regular speaker at Sharkfest - the Wireshark Developer and User Conference. He has presented at DEFCON and other industry conferences and regularly posts Wireshark analysis tips to his YouTube channel.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/packetpioneer

Max Class Size: 200


Sold Out - Christopher Forte, Robert Fitzpatrick - CTF 101: Breaking into CTFs...

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Christopher Forte, Robert Fitzpatrick - CTF 101: Breaking into CTFs (or “The Petting Zoo” - Breaking into CTFs)


Abstract:

Saturday from 0900 to 1300
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chris-f...s-379319042467

Breaking into the capture the flag (CTF) world can be daunting. With much of the world going virtual, many companies, organizations, and individuals are sponsoring capture the flag competitions and people are using these types of events, or various hacking platforms (e.g., Offensive Security's Proving Grounds or Hack The Box), to learn and practice new skills. Unfortunately, many feel overwhelmed when faced with these challenges or don't know where to start. This workshop will introduce the basics of CTFs and provide resources, tips, and fundamental skills that can be helpful when getting started.

This workshop will start with an overview of the CTF landscape, why we do them, and what value they have in the scope of the hacking community. This workshop will include various resources, a couple walkthroughs to show how to approach CTFs, and how it may differ from "real world" hacking challenges. Next, a short CTF will be hosted to give attendees hands-on experience solving challenges while being able to ask for help to successfully navigate the challenges. By the end of the workshop, the group will have worked through various types of CTF challenges, and have the confidence to participate in other CTFs hosted throughout the year.

Areas of focus will include:
* Common platforms and formats
* Overview of online resources
* Common tools used in CTFs and hacking challenges
* Basics of web challenges
* Basics of binary exploitation and reversing challenges
* Basics of cryptographic challenges
* Basics of forensic and network traffic challenges
* Some ways of preparing for your next CTF / Hacking challenge

Skill Level: Beginner
Materials Needed: Laptop

Bio:
Christopher Forte is a security researcher, technology enthusiast, and cybersecurity professional. With experience ranging from software development to physical red teaming, he is passionate about keeping security and various forms of engineering at the center of his focus. Christopher leads his local TOOOL chapter and is a co-founder of DC702.

Robert Fitzpatrick is a military veteran of over 19 years. He began his cyber life leading the Information Assurance office, and quickly moved up to run the Network Operations Center, as well as the Network Test and Evaluation center. He has built multiple operations centers in both homeland and austere locations, purchased satellite infrastructures, and led vulnerability investigations for classified networks. He is also a co-founder of DC702 and enjoys training new students on an eclectic array of subjects surrounding his interests.

Max Class Size: 40


Sold Out - Eigentourist - Hacking the Metal 2: Hardware and the Evolution of C Creatures

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Abstract:

Friday from 1400 to 1800
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eigento...s-379295391727

Beneath the surface of your favorite video game, operating system, or mobile app hides a subterranean world of low-level programming and hardware architecture that was once the domain of all programmers, but now lives mostly hidden behind dazzling graphics and modern abstractions. Diving into this world, we will delve into the design of processors using a hardware description language, tour through a handful of assembly language programs, and then plunge into systems programming in C, with comparison and contrast to the underlying assembly language that the compiler generates. Along the way, we will build programs both entertaining and mischievous, and emerge with a deeper understanding of the secrets behind all modern digital computing.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed: Laptop

Bio:

Eigentourist is a programmer who learned the craft in the early 1980s. He began formal education in computer science when the height of software engineering discipline meant avoiding the use of GOTO statements. Over the course of his career, he has created code of beautiful simplicity and elegance, and of horrific complexity and unpredictability. Sometimes it's hard to tell which was which. Today, he works on systems integration and engineering in the healthcare
industry.

Max Class Size: 60


Sold Out - Eijah, Cam - Dig Dug: The Lost Art of Network Tunneling

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Abstract:

Saturday from 0900 to 1300
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eijah-d...s-379325391457

In a world of decreasing privacy, it's important that users can communicate P2P without any reliance on centralized solutions. But how do computers connect directly to each other without having external IP addresses, using an insecure protocol like UPnP, manually port forwarding, or routing through intermediary services like Signal, Skype, or Telegram? The traditional solution to this problem has been to trust companies and just route our data though their servers. We can totally trust them, right? If the future of secure communication depends on companies to route our traffic, then I would argue that the future of communications is insecure. There must be a better solution more in line with privacy fundamentals.

Reverse Network Tunneling, i.e. UDP Hole Punching, is a powerful technique that makes it possible for computers with internal IP addresses that are inaccessible on the Internet to be able to connect to each other directly, and therefore become accessible. As crazy as this sounds, it's real and works. This has multiple applications in the real world, such as allowing a pentester to directly connect to a victim that is hidden behind a router. Network tunneling also invalidates the need of centralized services provided by companies that log, surveil and profit from our traffic. Imagine how the future of secure communications would change if all of our online interactions were off-the-grid?

This workshop shows you how to punch holes through external routers to allow computers that were once hidden from the Internet to connect to each other P2P. If you've ever wanted to tunnel into private networks and access internal computers, then this workshop is for you. Create a botnet, backdoor, or even the next great privacy app - the sky's the limit! This is a beginner-level, technical workshop and requires that attendees have some prior experience in at least one programming language, such as Python, JavaScript or C++. Bring your laptop and a strong appetite for pwning network devices.

Skill Level: This is a beginner-level, technical workshop and requires that attendees have some prior experience in at least one programming language, such as Python, JavaScript or C++
Materials Needed: Laptop with Windows, Linux, or OSX. USB flash drive for copying program materials (optional).

Bio:
Eijah is the founder of Code Siren, LLC and has 20+ years of software development and security experience. He is also the creator of Demonsaw, an encrypted communications platform that allows you to chat, message, and transfer files without fear of data collection or surveillance. Before that Eijah was a Lead Programmer at Rockstar Games where he created games like Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2. In 2007, Eijah hacked multiple implementations of the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) protocol and released the first Blu-ray device keys under the pseudonym, ATARI Vampire. He has been a faculty member at multiple colleges, has spoken at DEF CON and other security conferences, and holds a master’s degree in Computer Science. Eijah is an active member of the hacking community and is an avid proponent of Internet freedom.

Cam is a developer and hacker with experience in C++, Java, and Android. He has spent the past 5 years writing software for secure communication platforms including VOIP and messaging services. In his free time, he enjoys Android reverse engineering, studying Mandarin, and writing software for human rights projects.

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/demon_saw

Max Class Size: 200


Sold Out - Guillaume Ross, Kathy Satterlee - Protect/hunt/respond with Fleet and osquery

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Abstract:

Thursday from 0900 to 1300
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/guillau...s-361098735037

In this workshop, we will learn how to use Fleet and osquery to ensure systems are protected, detect suspicious activity, hunt for attackers, and respond to incidents. First, we'll see how to deploy Fleet to manage osquery agents. Then, we will use shared Fleet instances to track the security posture of systems, inventory vulnerable applications, and perform threat hunting. These Fleet instances will be connected to a shared Slack workspace, where we will generate custom alerts to ensure insecure systems can be dealt with. These shared Fleet instances will output data to centralized logging (Graylog), which we will use to create dashboards as well as alerting for suspicious activity. At the end of this workshop, you'll know how to use Fleet and osquery to ensure your workstations and servers are secure, to quickly find vulnerable systems as well as discover attackers performing techniques such as establishing persistence and privilege escalation.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Materials Needed: A laptop with internet access, a web browser, virtualization app such as VirtualBox or VMware, and Docker (on main OS or in a VM). We recommend bringing at least one or two VMs (Mac, Windows or Linux) ready to use as osquery clients.

Bio:

Guillaume started hacking away in the early 90s. Whereby hacking, we mean "understanding how pkzip works so he could fit this game on his ridiculous HDD". He then went on to work in IT, focusing on large scale endpoint deployments for a few years. He then became a security consultant, working with all types of different organizations, doing endpoint security, mobile security, and cloud security until he started leading security in startups. Guillaume is currently the Head of Security at Fleet Device Management, the company behind the open source project Fleet.
Guillaume dislikes doing meaningless "best practices" work that has no practical value and enjoys leveraging great open source software available to all of us to improve security.
Guillaume has spoken and given workshops at various conferences like BSidesLV, BsidesSF, DEF CON, RSAC, Thotcon and Northsec on many topics, including mobile security, endpoint security, logging and monitoring.

Kathy is a Developer Advocate at Fleet Device Management. She generally has a pretty good idea of how Fleet and osquery work together and what people are doing with them. She also usually knows who to reach out to when she doesn’t have a clue.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gepeto42
Forum: @gepeto

Max Class Size: 80


Sold Out - Hardik Shah - Finding Security Vulnerabilities Through Fuzzing

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Hardik Shah - Finding Security Vulnerabilities Through Fuzzing


Abstract:

Friday from 0900 to 1300
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hardik-...s-378979155857

Many people are interested in finding vulnerabilities but don't know where to start. This workshop is aimed at providing details on how to use fuzzing to find software vulnerabilities. We will discuss what is fuzzing, different types of fuzzers and how to use them.

This training will start with a basic introduction to different types of vulnerabilities which are very common in softwares. Later on during the training we will first start with fuzzing a simple C program which contains these vulnerabilities. After that we will see how we fuzz real world open source softwares using fuzzers like AFL,libfuzzer and honggfuzz etc.

This talk will also provide details on how AFL works, what are the different mutation strategies it uses. basics of compile time instrumentation, how to collect corpus for fuzzing and how to minimize it,crash triage and finding root cause.

Key takeaways from this workshop will be:
1. Understanding of common types of security vulnerabilities like buffer overflow/heap overflow/use after free/double free/Out of bound read/write/memory leaks etc.
2. Understanding how to use various fuzzers like AFL,LibFuzzer, Hongfuzz etc.
3. How to fuzz various open source softwares on linux.
4. How to do basic debugging to find the root cause of vulnerabilities for linux.
5. How to write secure software by having an understanding of common types of vulnerabilities.

Skill Level: Beginner
Materials Needed: A laptop with at least 16GB RAM, min 4 core processor, virtualbox or vmware. I will be sharing a linux VM based on kali which will have all the tools required for the workshop.

Bio:
Hardik Shah is an experienced security researcher and technology evangelist. He is currently working with Sophos as a Principal Threat Researcher. Hardik has found many vulnerabilities in windows and other open source software. He currently has around 30+ CVEs in his name. He was also MSRC most valuable researcher for year 2019 and top contributing researcher for MSRC Q1 2020. Hardik enjoys analysing latest threats and figuring out ways to protect customers from them.
You can follow him on twitter @hardik05 and read some of his blogs here:
https://news.sophos.com/en-us/author/hardik-shah/
https://www.mcafee.com/blogs/author/hardik-shah

Max Class Size: 35

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Sold Out - Jon Christiansen, Magnus Stubman - Hybrid Phishing Payloads: From Threat-actors to You

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Abstract:

Saturday from 1400 to 1800
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jon-chr...s-379336996167

The hard outer shell of cyber defenses often give way to a soft, gooey and easy-to-exploit centre, but all the lateral movement and escalation techniques in the world, isn’t going to be worth anything if initial access cannot be secured. For threat actors and Red Teamer’s alike, getting over that initial hurdle can be a long, arduous task with little hope of success and phishing in particular is often the bane of any aspiring attacker. Between EDRs, email scanner solutions, payload fingerprinting… what do you do?

This workshop has been developed with the aim of giving participants hands-on experience working with sophisticated payloads and techniques used by nation-state threat actors. Armed with payload automation tools, participants will learn to implement novel bypass techniques to circumvent state of the art anti-malware security products, both network-based and host-based technical controls, and iteratively improve their payloads throughout.

Topics will include:
* Multiple payload formats, the advantages and disadvantages
* Combining phishing techniques
* Automation, obfuscation and creation of payloads for quick turn around
* How to Improve payloads based on information gathered from earlier attacks
* Extracting technical information from threat actor intelligence breakdowns

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Materials:
Just the laptop

Bios:
Jon is the Red Team lead for Mandiant Europe. After spending a decade as a hands-on keyboard Red Teamer and malware dev, he recently took a step back to focus more on capability development and team expansion. He founded the APT66 research project team at Mandiant and currently focuses research interest in the latest bypass techniques, threat actor malware and in finding new ways to jump the IT/OT barrier.

Magnus is part of the European Red Team at Mandiant and the APT66 project. He currently resides within the groups Malware team where he specializes in research and application of offensive techniques in both overt and covert engagements, discovering zero days and custom C2 techniques for the team. His other focuses is on adversarial simulation of FIN & APT groups via enactment of known (and not so known) TTPs, incorporating the known bad into something that can be used as a force of good.

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/_irongold
https://twitter.com/magnusstubman

Max Class Size: 50


Sold Out - Josh Stroschein, Ryan J Chapman, Aaron Rosenmund - The Art of Modern Malware Analysis

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Josh Stroschein, Ryan J Chapman, Aaron Rosenmund - The Art of Modern Malware Analysis: Initial Infection Malware, Infrastructure, and C2 Frameworks

Abstract:

Friday from 0900 to 1300
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/josh-st...s-378986477757

Threat actors go to great lengths to bypass enterprise security to deliver malware, avoid detection after the initial intrusion, and maintain persistence to compromise an organization. To achieve this, threat actors employ a wide variety of obfuscation and anti-analysis techniques at each phase of an attack. Often, Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS) is leveraged. In this workshop, you will get hands-on experience with real-world malware and learn how to identify key indicators of compromise (IOCs), apply analysis to enhance security products to protect users and infrastructure, and gain a deeper understanding of malware behavior through reverse engineering.

Our workshop focuses on MaaS samples and their prevalence in attacks. We will break down various MaaS samples and show how they function. We will review attacker-controlled infrastructure to show how Command and Control (C2) features are successful within YOUR (hopefully not YOUR!) environment. We will conclude with an analysis of the world’s DEF CON Forums C2 infrastructure: Cobalt Strike (CS). We will break down the CS infrastructure, show how Malleable C2 profiles function, and show you how to extract and analyze profile configurations from script- and PE-based payloads alike.

Students will be provided with all the lab material used throughout the course in a digital format. This includes all lab material, lab guides, and virtual machines used for training. The material provided will help to ensure that students have the ability to continue learning well after the course ends and maximize the knowledge gained from this course. Whatever isn’t covered during the class, or whatever the student wants to focus on later, will be available.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Materials Needed: Linux/Windows/Mac desktop environment
A laptop with the ability to run virtualization software such as VMWare or VirtualBox
Access to the system BIOS to enable virtualization, if disabled via the chipset
Ability to temporarily disable anti-virus or white-list folders/files associated with lab material
A laptop that the attendee is comfortable handling live malware on
Enough disk space to store at least two 40 GB VMs, although more VMs may be used
16GB of RAM preferred to run all VMs simultaneously

Bio:

Josh is an experienced malware analyst and reverse engineer who has a passion for sharing his knowledge with others. He is the Director of Training for OISF, where he leads all training activities for the foundation and is also responsible for academic outreach and developing research initiatives. Josh is an accomplished trainer, providing training in the aforementioned subject areas at BlackHat, DerbyCon, Toorcon, Hack-In-The-Box, Suricon and other public and private venues. Josh is an Assistant Professor of Cyber Security at Dakota State University where he teaches malware analysis and reverse engineering, an author on Pluralsight, and a threat researcher for Bromium.

Ryan is an experienced IR practitioner, malware analyst, and trainer. He is a Principal IR Consultant for BlackBerry, the lead organizer of CactusCon, a SANS author and trainer, and a Pluralsight author. Ryan strives to imbue comedy into his training and loves being able to teach others while learning from them at the same time. He is a veteran speaker having presented talks and/or workshops at conferences including DefCon, SANS Summits, BSides events, CactusCon, and more. "We must not teach people how to press buttons to get results. We must teach people what happens when these buttons are clicked, such that they fully understand the processes occurring in the background," says Ryan.

Aaron Rosenmund is an experienced threat emulation and detection operator. He is the Director of Security Research and Curriculum at Pluralsight, and as the Civilian Red Team Lead for the national DOD exercise Cyber Shield. Part time he serves in the Florida Air National Guard supporting state and federal missions including election support and Operation Noble Eagle (Homeland Defense). An accomplished speaker and trainer, he has over 100 published courses and labs, provided numerous talks and workshops, and continues to support various open source projects. Www.AaronRosenmund.com @arosenmund “ironcat”

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/jstrosch
https://twitter.com/ARosenmund
https://twitter.com/rj_chap

Max Class Size: 200


Sold Out - Matt Cheung - Introduction to Cryptographic Attacks

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Matt Cheung - Introduction to Cryptographic Attacks

Abstract:

Friday from 0900 to 1300
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/matt-ch...s-378982686417

Using cryptography is often a subtle practice and mistakes can result in significant vulnerabilities. This workshop will cover many of these vulnerabilities which have shown up in the real world, including CVE-2020-0601. This will be a hands-on workshop where you will implement the attacks after each one is explained. I will provide a VM with Python dependencies and skeleton code included so you can focus on implementing the attack. A good way to determine if this workshop is for you is to look at the challenges at cryptopals.com and see if those look interesting, but you could use in person help understanding the attacks. While not a strict subset of those challenges, there is significant overlap.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Materials Needed: A laptop with VMWare or VirtualBox installed and capable of running a VM.

Bio:
Matt Cheung started developing his interest in cryptography during an internship in 2011. He worked on implementation of a secure multi-party protocol by adding elliptic curve support to an existing secure text pattern matching protocol. Implementation weaknesses were not a priority and this concerned Matt. This concern prompted him to learn about cryptographic attacks from Dan Boneh's crypto 1 course offered on Coursera and the Matasano/cryptopals challenges. From this experience he has given workshops at the Boston Application Security Conference, BSidesLV, DEF CON, and the Crypto and Privacy Village.

Max Class Size: 30


Sold Out - Mauricio Velazco, Olaf Hartong - The Purple Malware Development Approach

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Abstract:

Thursday from 0900 to 1300
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maurici...s-378824653737

This workshop merges offensive and defensive lab exercises to provide attendees hands-on experience on custom malware development as well as live malware analysis and response. The workshop has a total of 5 hands-on exercises and each contains a Red and a Blue section. In the Red section attendees write custom payloads using C# and C++ with different techniques to obtain a reverse shell on a Windows victim endpoint. In the Blue section attendees investigate the infection by reviewing events and logs using open source static and dynamic malware analysis tools like CFFExplorer, Pe-Studio, dnSpy, Process Explorer, Process Monitor, Sysmon, Frida, Velociraptor, etc..

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Materials Needed:
Laptop with virtualization software.
A Windows virtual machine.
A Kali Linux Virtual Machine.

Bios:
Mauricio Velazco (@mvelazco) is a Principal Threat Research Engineer at Splunk. Prior to Splunk, he led the Threat Management team at a Fortune 500 organization. Mauricio has presented and hosted workshops at conferences like Defcon, BlackHat, Derbycon, BSides and SANS. His main areas of focus include detection engineering, threat hunting and adversary simulation.

Olaf Hartong is a Defensive Specialist and security researcher at FalconForce. He specializes in understanding the attacker tradecraft and thereby improving detection. He has a varied background in blue and purple team operations, network engineering, and security transformation projects.
Olaf has presented at many industry conferences including WWHF, Black Hat, DEF CON, DerbyCon, Splunk .conf, FIRST, MITRE ATT&CKcon, and various other conferences. Olaf is the author of various tools including ThreatHunting for Splunk, ATTACKdatamap and Sysmon-modular.

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/mvelazco
https://twitter.com/olafhartong

Max Class Size: 30


Sold Out - Maxwell Dulin, Zachary Minneker, Kenzie Dolan, Justin drtychai Angra - House of Heap Exploitation

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Maxwell Dulin, James Dolan, Zachary Minneker, Kevin Choi - House of Heap Exploitation


Abstract:

Thursday from 1400 to 1800
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maxwell...s-378878183847

Heap exploitation is an incredibly powerful tool for a hacker. As exploit mitigations have made exploitation more difficult, modern exploit development has moved to the heap. However, heap exploitation is a major wall in the binary exploitation journey because of its complexity. To conquer this difficultly, the workshop tackles the complexity head on by diving into the weeds of the allocator directly, taking on many hands-on exercises/challenges and creating easy to grasp diagrams to understand all of the concepts.

This workshop is for learning heap exploit development in glibc Malloc, which is the default allocator on most Linux distrobutions. With this hands-on introduction into glibc Malloc heap exploitation you will learn how the allocator functions, heap specific vulnerability classes and to pwn with a variety of techniques. To make the material easy to consumable, there are many hands-on exercises, a pre-built virtual machine with everything necessary for binary exploitation and an immense amount of visuals for explaining the material. After taking this course you will understand the internals of the glibc Malloc allocator, be able to uncover heap memory vulnerabilities and pwn the heap with a variety of techniques, with the capability to go further into the art afterwards.

Skill Level: Intermediate. This is not a beginner course; this will not go through the basics of binary exploitation very much.
Materials Needed:
Laptop with enough power for a moderately sized Linux VM
Administrative access to the laptop
8GB RAM minimum
30GB harddrive space
Virtualbox or another virtualization platform installed

Bios:
Maxwell Dulin (also known as Strikeout) loves hacking all things under the sun. In his day job, he works as a security engineer primarily focused on web applications. But at night, he leaves the tangled web into the open space of radio signals, garage doors, scoreboards, RC cars, and pwn challenges. From the latter, he gained enough expertise to create a heap exploitation course that has been delivered at a number of security conferences, including DEFCON. In his spare time, he has found Linux kernel 0-days, and reverse engineered numerous wireless devices. To summarize, if you put something in front of him, he'll find a way to break it and make it do what he wants.

Zachary Minneker is a security researcher and security engineer at Security Innovation. His first computer was a PowerPC Macintosh, an ISA which he continues to defend to this day. At Security Innovation, he has performed security assessments on a variety of systems, including robots for kids, audio transcription codecs, and electronic medical systems. He has previous experience administrating electronic medical systems, and deep experience in fuzzing, reverse engineering, and protocol analysis. His research has focused on techniques for in-memory fuzzing, macOS sandbox security, and IPC methods.

Kenzie Dolan (they/she) works for Security Innovation as a Senior Security Engineer focusing on engagements ranging from IoT hacking to kiosk exploitation. Their current research interests include emerging threats against Mobile and IoT devices. They have a degree in Computer and Information Science from University of Oregon. In their free time, Kenzie enjoys composing music, playing video games or hiking in the greater Seattle area.

Raised on a steady diet of video game modding, when Nathan found programming as a teenager, he fit right into it. Legend says he still keeps his coffee (and tear) stained 1980s edition of The C Programming Language by K&R stored in a box somewhere. A few borrowed Kevin Mitnick books later, he had a new interest, and began spending more and more time searching for buffer overflows and SQL injections. Many coffee fueled sleepless nights later, he had earned OSCP, and graduated highschool a few months later. After a few more years of working towards a math degree and trying fervently to teach himself cryptanalysis, he decided to head back to the types of fun hacking problems that were his real first love, and has worked at Security Innovation ever since.

Justin "drtychai" Angra (he/they) is former nuclear physicist and current security researcher. They have spent over a decade working on low-level vulnerability research and exploitation methodologies. Their primarily focusing has been on fuzzing JavaScript compilers, security validation, building weird shit in Rust, and software penetration testing. They're a member of the OpenToAll and Neg9 CTF teams and enjoys working with spray paint in their free time.

Max Class Size: 100

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Sold Out - Michael Solomon, Michael Register - DFIR Against the Digital Darkness: An Intro to Forensicating Evil

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Michael Solomon, Michael Register - DFIR Against the Digital Darkness: An Intro to Forensicating Evil

Abstract:

Friday from 0900 to 1300
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/michael...s-378987370427

Ever wondered what it is like being a cybersecurity or incident response analyst? Are you new to investigation or want to take your analysis to the next level? If you answered yes, here is your chance to experience an exciting 4-hour class taught by mR_F0r3n51c5 and S3curityNerd. In today's threat landscape, malware continues to be used by all various types of threat actors. This class teaches students how to investigate a compromised Windows system using forensic and malware analysis fundamentals.

Upon successful class completion, students will be able to:
- Build analysis skills that leverage complex scenarios and improve comprehension.
- Practically acquire data in a forensically sound manner.
- Identify common areas of malware persistence.
- Gather evidence and create a timeline to characterize how the system was compromised.
- Participate in a hand to keyboard combat capstone. Students are given an image of a compromised Windows system and demonstrate how to analyze it.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Materials Needed: Students will be required to download a virtual machine (OVA file). Students will be given a URL for download access.
Regarding the downloaded virtual machine, this will be imported into your virtual machine software and ready before the start of class. If any additional technical support is needed, the instructors will make themselves available online.
Students must have a laptop that meets the following requirements:
A 64 bit CPU running at 2GHz or more. The students will be running a virtual machine on their host laptop.
Have the ability to update BIOS settings. Specifically, enable virtualization technology such as "Intel-VT."
The student must be able to access their system's BIOS if it is password protected. This is in case of changes being necessary.
8 GB (Gigabytes) of RAM or higher
At least one open and working USB Type-A port
50 Gigabytes of free hard drive space, allowing you the ability to host the VMs we distribute
Students must have Local Administrator Access on their system.
Wireless 802.11 Capability
A host operating system that is running Windows 10+, Linux, or macOS 10.4 or later.
Virtualization software is required. The supplied VM has been built for out-of-the-box comparability with VMWare Workstation or Player. Students may use other software if they choose, but they may have to troubleshoot unpredictable issues.
At a minimum, the following VM features will be needed:
NATted networking from VM to Internet
Copy Paste of text and files between the Host machine and VM

Bio:

Michael Solomon (mR_F0r3n51c5) is a Threat Hunter for a large managed security service provider. He has 12 years of experience conducting Cyber Operations, Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR), and Threat Hunting. He is very passionate about helping grow and inspire cybersecurity analysts for a better tomorrow.

Michaeal Register (S3curityNerd) has 6 years of combined experience across IT, Networking, and Cybersecurity. S3curityNerd joined the cybersecurity space in 2017 and has worked in multiple roles, including his current one as a Threat Hunter. He enjoys both learning new things and sharing new things with others.

Max Class Size: 200


Sold Out - Nishant Sharma, Jeswin Mathai - Introduction to Azure Security

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Abstract:

Thursday from 1400 to 1800
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nishant...s-378970820927

In recent times, Azure has become one of the dominant cloud service providers. Most enterprises today have some infrastructure if not all deployed on the cloud and attackers are constantly on the hunt for finding a way into the infrastructure.

Among the recent cloud hacks, around 97 percent are due to misconfigurations and various surveys suggest that in most cases, people were not aware of how misconfiguration can happen in various circumstances. Azure security is a mammoth in itself and a lot of people struggle in getting started with it, for the same reason many cloud administrators and developers are not aware of how misconfigurations and vulnerable applications can be leveraged to get a foothold on the account.

This workshop is a power course for Azure security, we will first cover the fundamentals and building blocks of Azure then we will take a look at the threatscape and attack vectors.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Materials Needed: A laptop with the latest web browser and network connectivity
A Kali VM (Virtual Box, VMWare, WSL)

Bio:
Nishant Sharma is a Security Research Manager at INE where he manages the development of next-generation on-demand labs. Prior to INE, he worked as R&D Head of Pentester Academy (Acquired by INE) where he led a team of developers/researchers to create content and platform features for AttackDefense. He has also developed multiple gadgets for WiFi pentesting/monitoring such as WiMonitor, WiNX and WiMini. With over 9+ years of experience in development and content creation, he has conducted trainings/workshops at Blackhat Asia/USA, HITB Amsterdam/Singapore, OWASP NZ day, DEFCON USA villages. He has presented/published his work at Blackhat USA/Asia Arsenal, DEFCON USA/China, Wireless Village, Packet Village and IoT village. He has also conducted WiFi Pentesting training at Blackhat USA 2019, 2021. He had started his career as a firmware developer at Mojo Networks (Acquired by Arista) where he worked on new features for the enterprise-grade WiFi APs and maintenance of state-of-the-art WIPS. He has a Master degree in Information Security from IIIT Delhi. He has also published peer-reviewed academic research on HMAC security. His areas of interest include WiFi, Azure and Container security.

Jeswin Mathai is a Senior Security Researcher at INE. Prior to joining INE, He was working as a senior security researcher at Pentester Academy (Acquired by INE). At Pentester Academy, he was also part of the platform engineering team who was responsible for managing the whole lab infrastructure. He has published his work at DEFCON China, RootCon, Blackhat Arsenal, and Demo labs (DEFCON). He has also been a co-trainer in classroom trainings conducted at Black Hat Asia, HITB, RootCon, OWASP NZ Day. He has a Bachelor degree from IIIT Bhubaneswar. He was the team lead at InfoSec Society IIIT Bhubaneswar in association with CDAC and ISEA, which performed security auditing of government portals, conducted awareness workshops for government institutions. His area of interest includes Cloud Security, Container Security, and Web Application Security.

Max Class Size: 40


Sold Out - Phil Young, Jake Labelle - Hand On Mainframe Buffer Overflows - RCE Edition

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Abstract:

Friday from 1400 to 1800
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phil-yo...s-379292844107

For decades mainframes have been thought to be unhackable. One of the core tenants of this myth was that buffer overflows were not possible on MVS. In 2020 a mainframe hacker figured out how to find and exploit z/OS binaries using very simple buffer overflow techniques. This workshop aims to teach you those techniques. Attendees will learn how C programs are used on mainframes, understand how to use JCL for buffer overflows, how save areas are used, common registries used for pointers, ASCII to EBCDIC machine code, and how they can hunt vulnerable binaries in their environment. Multiple hands-on labs will be instructor lead with a real mainframe provided both during and after class.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials Needed: A laptop capable of running a modern browser

Bio:
Philip Young, aka Soldier of FORTRAN, is a leading expert in all things mainframe hacking. Having spoken and taught at conferences around the world, including DEFCON, RSA, BlackHat and keynoting at both SHARE and GSE Europe, he has established himself as the thought leader in mainframe penetration testing. Since 2013 Philip has released tools to aid in the testing of mainframe security and contributed to multiple open source projects including Nmap, allowing those with little mainframe capabilities the chance to test their mainframes. His hope is that through raising awareness about mainframe security more organizations will take their risk profile seriously.

Jake, a security consultant from Basingstoke, UK, got his hands on a licensed emulator for z/OS over the pandemic , and considering that we have been in and out of lockdown for the past two years, started playing around with it for a fairly good portion of time. As someone who adores the 80s cyber aesthetic, he loves mucking around with it, but also there is nothing legacy about mainframes, docker, node js, python all your modern applications/programs are on there. Over the past year, he has found and reported a number of z/OS LPEs and RCEs vulns to IBM.

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/mainframed767

Max Class Size: 30


Sold Out - Remi Escourrou, Xavier Gerondeau, Gauthier Sebaux - CICD security: A new eldorado

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Abstract:

Friday from 0900 to 1300
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/escourr...s-378980529967

CI/CD pipelines are increasingly becoming part of the standard infrastructure within dev teams and with the rise of solutions such as Infrastructure as Code, the sensitivity level of such pipelines is escalating. In case of compromise, it is not just the applications that are at risk but the underlying systems themselves and sometimes the whole information systems.
Attackers are beginning to exploit those weaknesses both for supply chains attacks but also to escalate their privileges within the victim IS.

Welcome to DataLeek company, after several decades of V-cycle development we have now decided to adopt the "agile" methodology. To do so, our IT teams have set up a CI/CD pipeline that rely on the most advanced and state-of-the-art tools available on the market.
However, for some reasons, our CISO seems to doubt the security level of this brand new infrastructure and insist to perform a pentest on it.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to evaluate the security level of this CI/CD pipeline and offer solutions to fix the issues identified.

In this fully hands-on workshop, we’ll guide you through multiple vulnerabilities that we witnessed during numerous penetration tests. You’ll learn how to:

- Get a foothold within a CI/CD pipeline
- Find interesting secrets and other information within code repositories
- How to pivot and exploit weak configuration on the orchestrator
- Compromise building nodes in order to add backdoors to artifacts
- Pivot on cloud infrastructure
- Escape Kubernetes thanks to common misconfiguration
- Perform a privilege escalation in AWS

Hand-on exercises will be performed on our lab environment with a wide variety of tools. For each attack, we will also focus on prevention, mitigation techniques and potential way to detect exploitations.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Materials Needed: All attendees will need to bring a laptop capable of running virtual machines (8GB of RAM is a minimum) and an up-to-date RDP client.

Bios:
Rémi Escourrou (@remiescourrou) is leading the Red Team at Wavestone. Before moving to red team operation and exploiting CI/CD pipeline, he was involved in audits and pentests of large enterprise networks with emphasis on Active Directory. During his research time, he enjoys tackling technical problems to compromise its targets. He’s passionate about the security field and already teaches workshops at BSides Las Vegas, Brucon, BSides Lisbon.

Xavier Gerondeau is an penetration tester in Wavestone. He once performed a tests on a CI/CD pipeline and rocked it. Because of this so-cool-ness, he became a DevOps expert in Wavestone and pwned every CI/CD pipeline he encountered during his missions. He's so talented that his clients now fear him!

Gauthier Sebaux has been performing penetration tests in Wavestone for years for a large number of clients. His passion for cybersecurity started even before he was already exploiting buffer overflows and participating to CTF competitions when he was in high school. When he is not pentesting, he administrates his personal infrastructure and contributes to open-source projects. It provided him with deep knowledge on Linux environments, Linux container isolation and more recently Kubernetes. He brought back his expertise in his work and specialized in penetration testing of DevOps infrastructure.

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/remiescourrou

Max Class Size: 60


Sold Out - Rich - Introduction to Software Defined Radios and RF Hacking

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Abstract:

Thursday from 1400 to 1800
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/richard...s-378976277247

This class is a beginner's introduction to practical Software Defined Radio (SDR) applications and development with an emphasis on hands-on learning. If you have ever been curious about the invisible world of radio waves and signals all around you, but didn’t know where to begin, then this workshop is for you. Students can expect to learn about basic RF theory and SDR architecture before moving on to hands-on development with real radios. The instructor will guide students through progressively more complicated RF concepts and waveforms, culminating in a small capstone exercise. For this workshop, you must provide your own laptop and SDR. You can either purchase a RTL-SDR dongle kit which includes an antenna, small tripod, and a receive-only USB SDR for this class beforehand and bring it to the conference, or use a commercial SDR you already own. VMs will be made available to students to download before class, along with an OS setup guide for those that prefer a bare-metal install. The VM/OS will have all the required drivers and frameworks to interface with the radio hardware. My intent for this class is to lower the barrier of entry associated with RF topics, and for that reason I would like to emphasize that the workshop is geared toward complete beginner students with no prior experience working with SDRs; DEF CON attendees who already have experience with SDRs will likely find this course too simple.

Skill Level: Beginner
Materials Needed: Students will need to come with the following:
A laptop capable of running an Ubuntu VM (or an install of Ubuntu). The VM/OS installation guide will be given out before Defcon. Digital Signals Processing is typically very computationally intensive, so I recommend a laptop with a 4 core processor and 8GB of RAM.

A Software Defined Radio, as this workshop is bring-your-own-device. I highly recommend a RTL2832 chip based kit that comes with a USB-powered SDR and an antenna mount. Two brands to consider are RTL-SDR and Nooelec. They are essentially the same, and I would pick whatever SDR is in stock at the time. Make sure to pick the kit that comes with the antenna accessories and not just the USB dongle. It should be between $40 to $50 USD:
https://www.rtl-sdr.com/buy-rtl-sdr-dvb-t-dongles/
https://www.nooelec.com/store/sdr/sd...sdr-smart.html

If you already own a SDR (like a HackRF or one of the RTL-chip dongles) you can also use that. Just make sure to bring/buy an antenna.

Due to supply-chain issues, if you need to purchase a SDR for this workshop I highly recommend doing so ASAP.

Bio:
Rich currently works as a research scientist focusing on radio communications and digital signals processing applications. Before making the jump to research, he was a RF engineer and embedded software developer working on prototype radio systems and DSP tools. He is passionate about radios and wireless technology and will happily talk for hours on the subject.

Max Class Size: 20


Sold Out - Rohan Durve, Paul Laîné - Windows Defence Evasion and Fortification Primitives

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Abstract:

Saturday from 0900 to 1300
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rohan-d...s-379313515937

The Windows Defence Evasion and Fortification Primitives workshop will walk candidates through adapting initial access, code execution, credential access and lateral movement TTPs against commonly encountered defences (such as Anti-Virus, Endpoint Detection Tooling and Windows Credential Guard). Candidates will be challenged to think critically and expand their classroom knowledge of vulnerabilities against limitations in defensive technologies on Windows 10, 11, Server 2016 and Server 2019 systems.

Agenda:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials Needed: Laptop capable of outbound SSH/RDP to our labs.

Bio:

Rohan (@Decode141) is a Senior Consultant at Mandiant with a primary interest in attack simulation. Rohan is most interested Windows and Active Directory assessments but is also involved delivering offensive security training and capability development. Rohan's presented at conferences such BlackHat, BSides London and BSides LV in the past.

Paul L. (@am0nsec) is a Senior Consultant at Mandiant. Paul works in R&D to improve Simulated Attack (SA) capabilities. With a strong interest in Microsoft Windows system and low-level programming, and x86 Instruction Set Architecture (ISA). Paul specialises in the development of malware and tools for SA operations. Some of his work is publicly available on GitHub and discussed on his Twitter profile.

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Decode141
https://twitter.com/am0nsec

Max Class Size: 200


Sold Out - Roman Zaikin, Dikla Barda, Oded Vanunu - FROM ZERO TO HERO IN A BLOCKCHAIN SECURITY

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Abstract:

Friday from 1400 to 1800
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roman-z...s-379307598237

Blockchain technology has to be one of the biggest technology innovations of the past few years. The top emerging blockchain development trends are crypto coins, NFT, Defi, and even metaverse. Nowadays, Companies are adopting blockchain technology and moving to the decentralized world. Especially smart contract technologies, which open them to a new cyberattack in a new crypto world. While technology evolves cybercriminals evolve along and we constantly hear about the theft of millions of dollars at security breaches in smart contracts everywhere.

In our workshop, we will teach you what is a Blockchain, what is a smart contract and what security vulnerabilities it possesses. Our workshop is intended for beginner to intermediate level hackers who want to learn new blockchain and crypto hacking techniques based on dApps TOP 10 v2022.

In the workshop, we will teach how to find vulnerabilities in blockchain smart contracts according to the latest methods and techniques. We will demonstrate every vulnerability by giving an example on the blockchain and show everything from both attacker and defender perspectives.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Materials Needed: Personal Laptop

Bio:
Roman Zaikin is a Security Expert. His research has revealed significant flaws in popular services, and major vendors (Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, eBay, AliExpress, LG, DJI, Microsoft, and more). He has over 10 years of experience in the field of cybersecurity research. He spoke at various leading conferences worldwide and taught more than 1000 students.

Dikla Barda is a Security Expert. Her research has revealed significant flaws in popular services, and major vendors like Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, eBay, AliExpress, LG, DJI, Microsoft, TikTok, and more. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of cyber security research. She spoke at various leading conferences worldwide.

Oded Vanunu is the head of product vulnerability research and has more than 20 years of InfoSec experience, A Security Leader & Offensive Security expert.
Leading a vulnerability Research domain from a product design to product release. Issued 5 patents on cyber security defense methods. Published dozens of research papers & product CVEs.

Max Class Size: 200


Sold Out - Sam Bowne, Elizabeth Biddlecome, Irvin Lemus, Kaitlyn Handelman - Securing Web Apps

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Abstract:

Saturday from 1400 to 1800
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sam-bow...s-379327939077

Attack Web applications with: command injection, SQL injection, Cross-Site Request Forgery, Cross-Site Scripting, cookie manipulation, Server-Side Template Injection, and more. We will also exploit Drupal and SAML. We will then implement network defenses and monitoring agents. We will use Burp, Splunk, and Suricata. We will also perform attacks on a vulnerable API.
This workshop is structured as a CTF competition, to make it useful to students at all levels. We will demonstrate the easier challenges from each topic, and detailed step-by-step instructions are available. We will have several instructors available to answer questions and help participants individually. Every participant should learn new, useful techniques.

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials Needed: Any computer with a Web browser.

Bio:
Sam Bowne has been teaching computer networking and security classes at City College San Francisco since 2000, and is the founder of Infosec Decoded, Inc. He has given talks and hands-on trainings at Black Hat USA, RSA, DEF CON, DEF CON China, HOPE, and many other conferences.
Credentials: PhD, CISSP, DEF CON Black Badge Co-Winner

Elizabeth Biddlecome is a consultant and instructor, delivering technical training and mentorship to students and professionals. She leverages her enthusiasm for architecture, security, and code to design and implement comprehensive information security solutions for business needs. Elizabeth enjoys wielding everything from soldering irons to scripting languages in cybersecurity competitions, hackathons, and CTFs.

Irvin Lemus has been in the industry for 10+ years as an MSP technician, consultant, instructor and coordinator. He is currently the cybersecurity professor at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, CA. He also is the Bay Area Cyber Competitions Regional Coordinator as well as the contest creator for SkillsUSA CA and FL. Irvin has spoken at various cybersecurity and educational conferences. Irvin holds a CISSP and a Bachelor's Degree in Information Security.

Kaitlyn Handelman is a security engineer and consultant, defending high-value networks professionally. She has extensive experience in aerospace, radio, and hardware hacking. Industry credentials: OSCP, OSED

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sambowne
https://twitter.com/DJHardB
https://twitter.com/InfoSecIrvin
https://twitter.com/KaitlynGuru

Max Class Size: 120


Sold Out - Sam Bowne, Elizabeth Biddlecome, Irvin Lemus, Kaitlyn Handleman - Securing Smart Contracts

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Abstract:

Friday from 1400 to 1800
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sam-bow...s-379311620267


Learn how blockchains, cryptocurrency, NFTs, and smart contracts work, and their most important security flaws. We will also cover the underlying cryptography: hashes, symmetric encryption, and asymmetric encryption. We will configure wallets, servers, and vulnerable smart contracts, and exploit them.

We will configure systems using Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger, Multichain, Stellar, and more. We will perform exploits including double-spend, reentrancy, integer underflow, and logic flaws.

No previous experience with coding or blockchains is required.

This workshop is structured as a CTF competition, to make it useful to students at all levels. We will demonstrate the easier challenges from each topic, and detailed step-by-step instructions are available. We will have several instructors available to answer questions and help participants individually. Every participant should learn new, useful techniques.

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials Needed: Any computer with a Web browser. The capacity to run a local virtual machine is helpful but not required.

Bio:
Sam Bowne has been teaching computer networking and security classes at City College San Francisco since 2000, and is the founder of Infosec Decoded, Inc. He has given talks and hands-on trainings at Black Hat USA, RSA, DEF CON, DEF CON China, HOPE, and many other conferences.
Credentials: PhD, CISSP, DEF CON Black Badge Co-Winner

Elizabeth Biddlecome is a consultant and instructor, delivering technical training and mentorship to students and professionals. She leverages her enthusiasm for architecture, security, and code to design and implement comprehensive information security solutions for business needs. Elizabeth enjoys wielding everything from soldering irons to scripting languages in cybersecurity competitions, hackathons, and CTFs.

Irvin Lemus has been in the industry for 10+ years as an MSP technician, consultant, instructor and coordinator. He is currently the cybersecurity professor at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, CA. He also is the Bay Area Cyber Competitions Regional Coordinator as well as the contest creator for SkillsUSA CA and FL. Irvin has spoken at various cybersecurity and educational conferences. Irvin holds a CISSP and a Bachelor's Degree in Information Security.

Kaitlyn Handelman is a security engineer and consultant, defending high-value networks professionally. She has extensive experience in aerospace, radio, and hardware hacking. Industry credentials: OSCP, OSED

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sambowne
https://twitter.com/DJHardB
https://twitter.com/InfoSecIrvin
https://twitter.com/KaitlynGuru

Max Class Size: 120


Sold Out - Sergei Frankoff, Sean Wilson - Automated Debugging Under The Hood...

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Sergei Frankoff, Sean Wilson - Automated Debugging Under The Hood - Building A Programmable Windows Debugger From Scratch (In Python)


Abstract:

Saturday from 1400 to 1800
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sergei-...s-379338039287

How do anti-debug tricks actually work? Is there a way to automate tedious debugging tasks like unpacking malware? Have you ever wondered what is happening under the hood of a debugger?

In this workshop you will build your own programmable Windows debugger from scratch (using Python). Each component in the debugger will be built as a separate module with an accompanying lab used to explain the concepts and Windows internals that support the component. In the final lab you will have the chance to test your new debugger against various malware samples and attempt to automatically unpack them, and extract IOCs.

This workshop is aimed at malware analysts and reverse engineers who are interested in learning more about debuggers and how programmable debuggers can be used to automate some reverse engineering workflows. Students must be able to write basic Python scripts, and have a working knowledge of the Windows OS.

You will be provided with a VirtualMachine to use during the workshop. Please make sure to bring a laptop that meets the following requirements.
- Your laptop must have VirtualBox or VMWare installed and working prior to the start of the course.
- Your laptop must have at least 60GB of disk space free.
- Your laptop must also be able to mount USB storage devices. (Make sure you have the appropriate dongle if you need one.)
- *Important* if you are using an Apple MacBook with an M1 CPU you will be responsible for installing and configuring your own Windows VM prior to the workshop. An Intel Windows 10 VM is preferred, however the labs can still be completed using an ARM Windows 10 VM.

Skill Level: Intermediate - basic Python scripting abilities are required

Materials Needed: Students will be provided with a VirtualMachine to use during the workshop. They will need to bring a laptop that meets the following requirements;
- The laptop must have VirtualBox or VMWare installed and working prior to class.
- The laptop must have at least 60GB of disk space free.
- The laptop must be able to mount USB storage devices (ensure you have the appropriate dongle if you need one).

Bio:

Sergei is a co-founder of OpenAnalysis Inc. When he is not reverse engineering malware Sergei is focused on building automation tools for malware analysis, and producing tutorials for the OALABS YouTube channel. With over a decade in the security industry Sergei has extensive experience working at the intersection of incident response and threat intelligence.

Sean is a co-founder of OpenAnalysis Inc. He splits his time between reverse engineering malware and building automation tools for incident response. Sean brings over a decade of experience working in a number of incident response and application security roles with a focus on security testing and threat modelling. In his free time Sean loves fly fishing.

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/seanmw

Max Class Size: 50


Sold Out - Solomon Sonya - Master Class: Delivering a New Construct in Advanced Volatile Memory Analysis for Fun and Profit

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Solomon Sonya - Master Class: Delivering a New Construct in Advanced Volatile Memory Analysis for Fun and Profit


Abstract:

Saturday from 0900 to 1300
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solomon...s-379323425577

Malware continues to advance in sophistication. Well-engineered malware can obfuscate itself from the user and the OS. Volatile memory is the unique structure malware cannot evade. I have engineered a new construct for memory analysis and a new open-source tool that automates memory analysis, correlation, and user-interaction to increase investigation accuracy, reduce analysis time and workload, and better detect malware presence from memory. This workshop introduces a new visualization construct that creates the ability to interact with memory analysis artifacts. We will cover how to conducted advanced memory analysis utilizing this brand new tool that will greatly enhance the analysis process. Additionally, we will learn how to use new Data XREF and System Manifest features in this workshop. Data XREF provides an index and memory context detailing how your search data is coupled with processes, modules, and events captured in memory. The System Manifest distills the analysis data to create a new memory analysis snapshot and precise identification of malicious artifacts detectable from malware execution especially useful for exploit dev and malware analysis! This talk is perfect if you have conducted memory analysis before and understand the pain it is to conduct this type of analysis by hand. In this workshop, we will work with a new revolutionary tool to automate, correlate, and enrich memory analysis saving you hours of analysis time. This work shop exposes participants to capture-the-flag memory analysis challenges utilizing the new Xavier Memory Analysis Framework and concludes with a culminating capstone exercise at the end. Participants will walk away with advanced memory analysis capabilities including how to recognize and handle various forms of advance code injection and rootkit hooking techniques from computer memory.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials Needed: Just a laptop with VirtualBox installed. I will provide the memory images with all tools configured ready for the workshop.

Bio:
Solomon Sonya (@Carpenter1010) is the Director of Cyber Operations Training at a large organization. He has a background in software development, malware analysis, covert channels, steganography, distributed computing, computer hacking, information protection paradigms, and cyber warfare. He received his Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science and has Master’s degrees in Computer Science and Information System Engineering. Before becoming Director of Cyber Operations Training, he was a university Computer Science Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Research Director. Solomon’s current research includes computer system exploitation, cyber threat intelligence, digital forensics, and data protection.
Solomon's previous keynote and conference engagements include: BlackHat USA, SecTor Canada, Hack in Paris, France, HackCon Norway, ICSIS – Toronto, ICORES Italy, BruCon Belgium, CyberCentral – Prague and Slovakia, Hack.Lu Luxembourg, Shmoocon DC, BotConf - France, DerbyCon Kentucky, SkyDogCon Tennessee, HackerHalted Georgia, Day-Con Ohio, and TakeDownCon Connecticut, Maryland, and Alabama, AFCEA – Colorado Springs.

Max Class Size: 40

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Sold Out - Victor Graf and Ben Kurtz - Network Hacking 101

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Abstract:

Thursday from 0900 to 1300
EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/victor-...s-378873660317

Come learn how to hack networks without needing to piss off your local coffee shop, housemates, or the Feds! Bring your laptop and by the end of this workshop, everyone can walk away having intercepted some packets and popped some reverse shells.

In the workshop you’ll solve a series of challenges, each in a contained virtualized network where it’s just you and your targets. We’ll start with a networking crash course to introduce you to packets and their layers, as well as how to use Wireshark to dig in and explore further. We'll practice network sniffing and scanning to find your targets, and of course how to execute a man-in-the-middle attack via ARP spoofing to intercept local network traffic. With those techniques, we'll go through challenges including extracting plaintext passwords, TCP session hijacking, DNS poisoning, and SMTP TLS downgrade. All together, this workshop aims to give you the tools you need to start attacking systems at the network layer.

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials Needed: A laptop with Linux or a Linux VM (MacOS can also work, but have a VM installed as a backup).
These software tools (detailed installation instructions will be provided in the materials ahead of DEFCON):
- OpenVPN: Connect to the challenges you will be hacking
- Wireshark (tcpdump also works): Capture and dissect network traffic
- netcat (nc): Swiss-army-knife of networking
- nmap: Scan and search for vulnerable targets
- bettercap: Man-in-the-middle attack tool and network attack platform
- python3 (optional): Build new attack tools

Bio:

Victor is a hacker and software engineer from Seattle with a love of network security and cryptography. He most recently worked for a blockchain company designing and building peer-to-peer protocols and systems for non-custodial account recovery. Building and breaking networks was his first love in the world of computers, and he built the Naumachia platform starting in 2017 to bring network hacking to CTFs. With that he has hosted Network Hacking 101 workshops in San Francisco and now in Seattle.

Ben Kurtz is a hacker, a hardware enthusiast, and the host of the Hack the Planet podcast ( symbolcrash.com/podcast ). After his first talk, at DefCon 13, he ditched development and started a long career in security.
He has been a pentester for IOActive, head of security for an MMO company, and on the internal pentest team for the Xbox One at Microsoft. Along the way, he volunteered on anti-censorship projects, which resulted in his conversion to Golang and the development of the ratnet project ( github.com/awgh/ratnet ). A few years ago, he co-founded the Binject group to develop core offensive components for Golang-based malware, and Symbol Crash, which focuses on sharing hacker knowledge through trainings for red teams, a free monthly Hardware Hacking workshop in Seattle, and podcasts. He is currently developing a ratnet-based handheld device for mobile encrypted mesh messaging ( www.crowdsupply.com/improv-labs/meshinger ).

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tracerot and https://twitter.com/symbolcrash1

Max Class Size: 30