Exploiting Common Web Application Vulnerabilities

Exposing applications over the web continues to allow attackers to compromise an organization’s clients, customers and employees. These applications are often deployed with compressed development timelines, and as a result often contain several common security vulnerabilities. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate exploitations of the most common vulnerabilities identified during a security review, using tools such as Burp Suite, BeEF, and sqlmap. Most importantly this presentation will also demonstrate how to remediate and eliminate these vulnerabilities from your applications.

In this presentation, we will be discussing the following vulnerabilities from the OWASP Top 10:

A1: Injection
A3: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
A8: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)


About Aaron Cure

Aaron Cure

Aaron is a senior security consultant at Cypress Data Defense, and an instructor and contributing author for the CDD Introduction to Internet Security in .NET course. After ten years in the U.S. Army as a Russian Linguist and a Satellite Repair Technician, he worked as a database administrator and programmer on the Iridium project, with subsequent positions as a telecommunications consultant, senior programmer, and security consultant. Other experience includes developing security tools, secure code review, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, risk assessment, static source code analysis, and security research. Aaron holds the GIAC GSSP-.NET, GWAPT, GMOB, and CISSP certifications and is located in Arvada, CO.

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About Steve Kosten

Steve Kosten

Steve Kosten is a security consultant at Cypress Data Defense and an instructor for the SANS DEV541 Secure Coding in Java/JEE: Developing Defensible Applications course. He's previously performed security work in the defense and financial sectors and headed up the security department for a financial services firm. He is currently the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Denver chapter leader and is on the board for the OWASP AppSec USA conference. He has presented security talks before numerous conferences. He is experienced in secure code review, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, risk management. He holds a bachelor of science in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Information Security from James Madison University. He currently maintains GSSP-JAVA, GWAPT, CISSP, and CISM certifications. Steve resides in Golden, Colorado. In his spare time, Steve enjoys attending his childrens' sporting events with his wife, road and mountain biking, snowboarding, golfing, volleyball, and paragliding.

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