Attend onlinevia livestream
Date21-24 November 2021
Time10:00 to 18:00 PST/GMT-8
Through an applied understanding of introductory program analysis and binary translation, techniques for finding various bug classes and methods for improved crash debugging will be discussed. We will take a deep dive into fuzzing, covering all aspects of this practical approach to finding bugs. As the most approachable and versatile of the available tools, the student will apply various fuzzing techniques to several real-world pieces of software. Students will learn strategies for analyzing attack surface, writing grammars, and generating effective corpus. We will explore in detail the latest innovations such as harnessing code coverage for guided evolutionary fuzzing and symbolic reasoning for concolic fuzzing.
We approach crash analysis through the lens of scriptable debuggers and program analysis. We will apply tools like reverse debugging and memory debuggers to assist in interactively diagnosing root cause of crashes. Then we will leverage the power of dynamic taint tracking and graph slicing to help isolate the path of user controlled input in the program and identify the exact input bytes influencing a crash. Lastly, we will look at possible ways to determine the impact of a vulnerability.
This class will focus on x86/x64 architecture and target file parsers, network parsers and browsers on both Windows and Linux environments.
Students should be prepared to tackle challenging and diverse subject matters and be comfortable writing functions in C/C++ and Python to complete exercises. Attendees should have basic experience with debugging native x86/x64 memory corruption vulnerabilities on Linux or Windows.
This class is meant for professional developers or security researchers looking to add an automation component to their software security analysis. Students wanting to learn a programmatic and tool driven approach to analyzing software vulnerabilities and crash triage will benefit from this course.
Students should have the latest VMware Player, Workstation, or Fusion working on their machine.
There are courses that are super focused on a specific topic and when you try to research contents yourself, it might cost you more than the course in the end. Example: my recent fuzzing course by @richinseattle – researching that by myself: half year. At least. – Julien Ahrens @MrTuxracer via Twitter Jul 8
The best courses save you months of self research, and if you ask the right questions during the course, you can get insights that take years of experience to know yourself. Richard’s course is excellent and he’s always helping me with my newb fuzzing questions!. – Pedro Ribeiro @pedrib1337 via Twitter Jul 8
The technical setup part of the course was done extremely well.
Apart from the topic as a whole I especially liked the insights stemming from decades of experience.
Defintely a yes: even with the limitations of virtual attendance this is a deep diving course that is invaluable.
This was a very interesting experience. Extremely complex subjects presented in approachable manner. A lot of practical examples. Plenty of material for further study. I would definitely recommend this or any class with this trainer.
I would definitely recommend this training. I learned allot of new techniques and i am very happy that we have still access to the trainer after the training since its advanced material.
I would definitely recommend the class to my peers, Richard is really great in explaining the subjects and for me it’s tremendously helpful in viewing his workflow in analyzing and debugging everything.
Richard Johnson did a very good job. Communication is clear and effective, demonstrations and explanations make sense and I managed to learn alot.
Knowledgable and passionate about the subject. Easy to discuss topics regarding fuzzing with instructor. Great to see him doing live demos to see his thought process.
As expected, Richard has a solid hold on the subject and was very helpful to share information with lots of examples. Jaewon was helpful in assisting the exercises. Good experience.
This training is what I wanted. – Thank you for great training!
Richard was awesome! Very knowledgeable and professional. I learned a ton
The training was really great. I found bunch of 0days since I took it. I liked it so much that I do recommend it everywhere I go 🙂 especially to my RedTeam friends.
I thought I was already quite good at fuzzing all the things, but, apparently, I was wrong. I learned a ton of new things including underestimated details. Thanks @richinseattle for this intense training! #security
Richard Johnson is a computer security specialist with a focus on software vulnerability analysis. Currently Principal Security Researcher at FUZZING IO, a research and development company offering professional training and consulting services, Richard offers over 18 years of professional expertise and leadership in the information security industry including past positions as Director of Security Research at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Research Lead roles at Cisco Talos and Microsoft.
Richard has published research papers focus on the development of advanced fuzzing and crash analysis technologies facilitating the automation of the vulnerability triage and discovery process. Richard has also delivered training and presented annually at top-tier industry conferences worldwide for over a 15 years and is an invited speaker and trainer at several leading events. Richard was also co-founder of the Uninformed Journal and was on program committees for the USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies, Recon, and Toorcon.
This class is run a little different from most classes. We provide you purpose-built recorded lectures instead of trapping you in realtime with live-lectures. But fear not, the instructor is always right there eagerly waiting to mingle with the students and answer any questions you have. (The instructor really likes being asked questions. It shows you're paying attention ;)). One of many benefits is that you can watch lectures at 2x speed and zoom ahead of the other students and get to the hands on labs quicker. Or if there's bits of material you already know, you can just skip them and move on to the bits you don't know! Another big benefit is that you get to take the full lectures and labs with you! That means if you forget stuff and then need it in 6 months, you can quickly re-bootstrap yourself! Or you can watch the class twice, to really grow those neural connections and cement it in your brain! And unlike live lectures, our lectures are always getting more factually accurate, by having any accidental errors edited out.
This class is designed to give you all the background you need to understand how x86-64 reset vector firmware works, and what the most common security misconfigurations are. It will prepare you to be able to read and understand the existing attack and defense research in the space, taking an explicit walk through of the attack and defense moves and counter-moves threat tree. And as always, this classes teaches you to be comfortable with Reading The Fun Manual (RTFM!) to go seek out the most accurate details of how things work, and to see out new problems in new areas that no one's read yet with a security mindset.You can also opt to attend this class on 23 & 24 Nov instead. To do so, just email firstname.lastname@example.org
This class teaches you about the fundamental hardware mechanisms which all operating systems, virtualization systems, and firmware *must* interact with in order to run successfully on x86 hardware. This is taught in a *mostly* OS-agnostic way focusing on Intel-isms rather than OS-isms (albeit with using Windows as reinforcement, thanks to its excellent kernel-level debugging support.) This class also teaches you to be comfortable with Reading The Fun Manual (RTFM!) to give you self-sufficiency when seeking out the most accurate details of how things work.You can also opt to attend this class on 23 & 24 Nov instead. To do so, just email email@example.com
This class teaches you how to disassemble binaries, read x86-64 assembly language, and debug black-box binaries in WinDbg and GDB. This knowledge of assembly is the fundamental skill which is required to learn reverse engineering and vulnerability exploitation. Reverse engineering is in turn a fundamental skill which is required for malware analysis and vulnerability hunting.
You can also opt to attend this class on 23 & 24 Nov instead. To do so, just email firstname.lastname@example.org