October 30–31, 2016: Training
October 31–November 2, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

TRAINING: Web application defense essentials (Day 2)

Margus Ernits (Rangeforce)
9:00am–5:00pm Monday, 10/31/2016
Location: Concourse D
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)

Usually, IT professionals are highly specialized and really only know their own field. The lack of knowledge and broader view about web application security may give attackers an advantage. Join expert Margus Ernits ​for a hands-­on, in-­depth exploration of web application defense​, as Margus leads you through practical exercises to defend a small enterprise IT infrastructure. Everyone begins with a pre­designed IT environment with different ­built-in vulnerabilities. As simulated cybercriminals start to attack that environment, your task will be to keep all the IT services up and running and defend the infrastructure.

If you’re in DevOps​ and need to setup and secure web applications, a system engineer​ ​and need to protect unsecured web applications or a web developer and need to develop and deploy secure web applications, this tutorial is for you.

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Margus Ernits


Margus Ernits is a CTO at RangeForce, where he is the architect of the RangeForce.com Cyber Simulator platform, which discovers, develops, and recruits cyber-talent using a cloud-based e-learning platform that enables users to simulate cyberattacks in complex networks for hands-on, gamified, and adaptive learning. He is also a lecturer at the Estonian IT College. Margus has in-depth experience in GNU Linux and IT security and robotics. He has been nominated three times as a Lecturer of the Year in the Estonian IT College. Margus holds a master of science in engineering in cybersecurity, a joint curriculum from Tallinn University of Technology and the University of Tartu. He is a Barclays TechStar New York 2015 class alumni and a PhD student at Tallinn University of Technology.