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AppSec Training Pathway
Objective: To establish a strong understanding of basic security concepts, web technologies, and introductory penetration testing techniques.
1. Understanding Basic Security Concepts
- Topics: Basic security principles, OWASP Top Ten, threat modeling.
2. Introduction to Web Technologies
3. Basic Penetration Testing and Tools
- Topics: Introduction to penetration testing, basic use of tools like Nmap, Wireshark.
4. Interactive Learning and Challenges
- Topics: Basic CTF (Capture The Flag) challenges, networking basics, simple system exploits.
5. Web Application Security Basics
By the end of this phase, learners should have a solid understanding of basic security concepts, web technologies, and initial hands-on experience in identifying and exploiting simple vulnerabilities.
To build upon the foundational knowledge by diving deeper into more complex security vulnerabilities and advanced penetration testing techniques.
1. Advanced Web Application Security
- Topics: Advanced SQL Injection, Authentication vulnerabilities, Business logic flaws.
2. Network Security and Penetration Testing
- Topics: Network scanning and enumeration, buffer overflows, privilege escalation.
3. Real-world Simulation and Practice
- Topics: Web application attacks, Unix/Linux security, exploiting CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures).
4. Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
5. Using OWASP Vulnerable Applications for Practice
- Topics: Hands-on exploitation of various vulnerabilities, understanding the mitigation techniques.
Learners will gain intermediate to advanced skills in web application security, network penetration testing, and will be able to handle more complex security scenarios.
To master advanced offensive cybersecurity techniques, focusing on complex attack vectors, scripting for automation, and real-world scenario simulations.
1. Advanced Exploitation Techniques
- Topics: Advanced system exploitation, post-exploitation techniques, pivoting and lateral movement.
2. Scripting and Automation in Pentesting
- Resource: Custom Scripts (using languages like Python, Bash)
- Purpose: Writing and utilizing scripts to automate various pentesting tasks.
- Topics: Scripting for automation, custom exploit development, tool creation.
3. In-Depth Application Vulnerability Analysis
- Topics: In-depth testing methodologies, advanced vulnerability analysis, secure coding practices.
4. Mobile Application Pentesting
- Topics: Mobile app vulnerabilities, Android/iOS specific security issues, mobile pentesting tools.
5. Specialization in Key Areas
- Topics: Choose areas of specialization such as mobile security, API security, or scripting.
6. Web Application Firewall (WAF) Bypass Techniques
7. Advanced Penetration Testing and Exploit Development
- Topics: Advanced exploitation techniques, writing and customizing exploits, reverse engineering.
8. Application Security Automation
- Topics: Static and dynamic analysis tools, integrating security into CI/CD pipelines.
9. Cloud Security and Penetration Testing
- Topics: Cloud infrastructure vulnerabilities, AWS/Azure/GCP security, cloud-specific attack vectors.
10. Bug Bounty Hunting and Ethical Hacking
11. Compliance and Reporting
- Topics: Security compliance (like PCI DSS, HIPAA), writing penetration test reports.
At the end of this phase, learners will be equipped with advanced skills in application security and offensive cybersecurity, ready for real-world pentesting or red team engagements.