New York, NY - Offensive Security, the leading provider of online hands-on training and certification for information security professionals, today announced that the company’s popular Advanced Web Attacks and Exploitation (AWAE) training class is now available as an online course. Previously only offered at live training events, AWAE is designed for experienced penetration testers and all information security professionals who want to accelerate their understanding of web vulnerabilities and improve their web application exploitation skills.
Cybersecurity Ventures projects there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally by 2021, making the talent shortage one of the top challenges facing organizations today. This is coupled with the exponential growth in web applications used within businesses and by consumers around the world, specifically making the gap in advanced web attacks and exploitation skills even more acute.
By making AWAE generally available, Offensive Security is fulfilling significant Industry demand. As the fastest-selling class at Black Hat training for the past several years, AWAE closes that gap by helping enterprises train their people better and identify and hire the talent that they need to better defend their organizations. Graduates of the live training classes report that it condenses the time it takes to learn the tools, techniques and procedures that adversaries use to chain together vulnerabilities and create advanced exploits.
“The AWAE training provides valuable hands-on, practical techniques that will sharpen the skills of both those aspiring to discover their first zero day and seasoned veterans looking to add new tricks to their arsenal,” said Jared McLaren, Technical Lead, Application Security Testing, Secureworks Adversarial Security Testing. “The training takes a deep technical dive on a number of vulnerabilities discovered in the wild based on common web languages and debugging the supporting application stacks. Whether it’s reviewing source code for implementation flaws, developing new attack tools by hand, or chaining a set of vulnerabilities to achieve remote code execution, the AWAE lays the blueprint on how web testers truly try harder.”
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AWAE is one of the most in-demand security training courses in the industry, as illustrated by the fact that it was once again the fastest-selling live training class at Black Hat USA 2019, selling out in less than 30 minutes. In response to this demand, Offensive Security is adding AWAE to its set of online course offerings. The course delivers the same type of hands-on, practical experience pioneered by Offensive Security. Students who pass the final exam receive the Offensive Security Web Expert (OSWE) certification.
“In order to penetrate today’s modern web applications and networks, a new training approach is required,” said Ning Wang, CEO of Offensive Security. “To gain that initial critical foothold in a network, infosec professionals must gain an adversarial mindset that malicious actors use to create advanced web application exploits. After a tremendous amount of hard work by our team over the past year, we’re very excited to add AWAE to our set of hands-on online course offerings. Our goal is to increase the talent level and skill set of information security professionals across the world, which they can quickly apply to better protect their organizations.”
The launch of AWAE is the latest in a series of announcements by Offensive Security in the months following the Spectrum Equity investment. Last month, the company announced that Wang, former COO and CFO of HackerOne, joined the company as CEO. It also announced updates to its Exploit Database in November 2018. Offensive Security plans a series of new and enhanced offerings throughout 2019.
Industry professionals interested in registering for the Advanced Web Attacks and Exploitation course can do so by visiting https://www.offensive-security.com/information-security-training/advanced-web-attack-and-exploitation/.