[Owasp-bayarea] 27th Sept, Hacker Thursdays: Reverse Engineering Application-Layer Protocols Via PCAP

Prashant Kv kvprashant at owasp.org
Fri Sep 14 21:10:06 UTC 2018

Small correction, its a 3 hour session and session will start from 5 pm and
end at 8 pm.


On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 10:08 AM, Prashant Kv <kvprashant at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Happy to announce a OWSAP Hacker Thursdays on 27th Sept. Its a Defcon
> Workshop,
> Please note its a 3 hour session, we will start session by 5 pm.
> Please fill the form to confirm your seat.
> Details below:
> Registration Form:- https://goo.gl/forms/yd4VZtmOzoPwxfiG2
> Topic:- Reverse Engineering Application-Layer Protocols Via PCAP
> Date: Thursday, September 27th | 5:00PM - 8:00PM (session starts at 6pm)
> Venue: Distil Networks, 115 Sansome Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA
> 94104
> Talk Description:
> https://www.defcon.org/html/defcon-26/dc-26-workshops.html#pearson
> Reverse engineering has become an increasingly important element of
> network security. The ability to break a system down in order to understand
> its base components and how they interact is critical to understanding not
> just how the system works, but the ways it can leave your network
> vulnerable. This is especially true at the application level, where
> insecure or poorly managed applications can leak sensitive data. In this
> hands-on workshop, attendees will learn how to reverse engineer real
> application-layer protocols. During our time together, we'll start at the
> surface and do a deep technical dive into the network traffic of a common
> remote access application. Along the way, we'll:
> 1. Introduce protocol reverse engineering and explain its importance
> 2. Learn how to discover structured data
> 3. Determine if data is encoded or encrypted
> 4. Understand how various protocols interact
> 5. Uncover secondary communications and information leaks in a hands-on
> fashion
> All materials and content are freely available at
> https://dl.awakesecurity.com/defcon/nw_re_tools/resources.html and will
> remain so.
> Prerequisites: Familiarity with a network packet capture and analysis tool
> -such as Wireshark - will provide a solid foundation on which to build. In
> addition, a basic understanding of lua scripts will be beneficial.
> Materials: Students will need a laptop with Wireshark installed and access
> to the Internet. An IDE of choice is also recommended.
> About the Speaker:
> David Pearson
> Having used Wireshark ever since it was Ethereal, David has been analyzing
> network traffic for well over a decade. He has spent the majority of his
> professional career understanding how networks and applications work,
> currently as Principal Threat Researcher for Awake Security. David holds
> computer security degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology (BS)
> and Carnegie Mellon University (MS).
> Again, Please fill the form to confirm your seat.
> Registration Form:- https://goo.gl/forms/yd4VZtmOzoPwxfiG2
> Regards
> Prashant
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