Exploring Security

Full-Day Tutorial (6 hours)

Exploring Security is a workshop that will assist in the development of security testing skills within a modern testing and application development context.


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday 15th




Laptop either Windows, Mac or Linux, that the user has administrator privileges for.


  • Understand the first principles of application security - confidentiality, integrity and availability.
  • Build Threat models and be able to use them to develop a security testing strategy
  • Begin to incorporate security skills into your day to day testing
  • Implement and use security tools effectively
  • Understand the common security vulnerabilities, and how to test for them

What is Exploring Security? Information security affects everyone in the world. Whether it's our user credentials, personal data, financial data, intellectual property, or our devices and other hardware; it all needs to be kept safe and secure.

Software development organisations have a unique place in the creation of products. We design, develop, test and deploy, often very rapidly and frequently. But this is often at the cost of security.

Each day we hear about new security breaches, hacks and data thefts across the world. So, what are we doing wrong?

If we seek to understand the key security issues that affect organisations today we can be more prepared. If we examine the behaviour, intentions and skills of those who seek to do applications and organisations harm, we develop our skills and approaches to meet the challenge that malicious hackers offer.

Exploring Security is a new course designed and taught by Daniel Billing. Its aim is to help attendees to become more aware of the application and infrastructure security issues that affect your organisation, products, and customers.

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