The Professionally Evil Application Security (PEAS) course is designed to teach developers, IT professionals, and penetration testers of all skill levels. 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 organization.
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 both attacks and defenses while in class. 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) event. In this event, attendees assess and exploit a modern organization’s application. This capstone exercise is designed to pull together all of the knowledge, techniques, and exploits.
Completing this course meets all of the requirements for developer training as part of PCI-DSS.