Presented at AppSec USA 2016
Oct. 13, 2016, 1 p.m.
As technology advances and applications make use of newer technology, our penetration testing techniques and methods have to keep up. In this presentation, Jason Gillam and Kevin Johnson of Secure Ideas will walk attendees through new web technologies and how testing methods can change to handle the nuances. Some examples of technologies and changes that will be discussed during the talk are; HTTP/2, CSP, CORS and RESTful APIs. During the presentation, Kevin and Jason will walk through each new system or feature and methods to test it. After presenting these techniques, Jason and Kevin will walk through the new modern vulnerable application and the release of the new SamuraiWTF 4.0.
- Secure Ideas LLC
Jason Gillam is a Principal Security Consultant with Secure Ideas. He has over 15 years of industry experience in enterprise software solutions, system architecture, and application security. Jason has spent most of his career in technical leadership roles ranging from startups to fortune 100 companies and has learned the business acumen necessary to advise everyone from developers to senior executives on security and architecture.
Jason co-built and managed an award-winning ethical hacking program at one of the world's largest financial institutions. He also provided numerous application security training and awareness briefings to a large internal technical audience and led the development of best practices code and documentation for the the same. Jason is especially passionate about integration of security best practices with the SDLC.
Jason holds his GIAC Web-Application Tester certification. He has spoken at several events including the Charlotte-Metro ISSA Summit, multiple BSides events, Hackfest (Canada), and the UNC Charlotte Cyber Symposium. He is also the author of several Burp extensions including CO2 and correlator, and an active contributor to other open-source projects including MobiSec, SamuraiWTF, and Laudanum.
- CEO - Secure Ideas
Kevin Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of Secure Ideas. Kevin has a long history in the IT field including system administration, network architecture and application development. He has been involved in building incident response and forensic teams, architecting security solutions for large enterprises and penetration testing everything from government agencies to Fortune 100 companies. In addition, Kevin is a faculty member at IANS and was an instructor and author for the SANS Institute .
Kevin has performed a large number of trainings, briefings and presentations for both public events and internal trainings. He is the author of three SANS Institute classes: SEC542: Web Application Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, SEC642: Advanced Web Application Penetration Testing and SEC571: Mobile Device Security. Kevin has also presented at a large number of conventions, meetings and industry events. Some examples of these are: DerbyCon, ShmooCon, DEFCON, Blackhat, ISACA, Infragard and ISSA.
Kevin is also very involved in the open source community. He runs a number of open source projects. These include SamuraiWTF; a web pen-testing environment, Laudanum; a collection of injectable web payloads, Yokoso; an infrastructure fingerprinting project and a number of others. Kevin is also involved in MobiSec and SH5ARK. Kevin was the founder and lead of the BASE project for Snort before transitioning that to another developer.
In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid Star Wars fan and member of the 501st Legion (Star Wars charity group).