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A Taste of SANS SEC660: Utilizing ROP on Windows 10

  • Monday, June 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-06-22 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Stephen Sims

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In this webcast we will take a look at utilizing Return Oriented Programming (ROP) to disable Data Execution Prevention (DEP) on Windows 10. On modern operating systems an attacker has no choice but to deal with disabling or bypassing exploit mitigations. We will show you how to get around one of the most common ones, DEP, and how you can stop successful exploitation from a defensive perspective. This material is a taste of the more advanced content in SANS SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking. Attendees should have a basic understanding of buffer overflows in order to take the most advantage of this material.

Speaker Bio

Stephen Sims

Stephen Sims is an industry expert with over 15 years of experience in information technology and security. Stephen currently works out of San Francisco as a consultant. He has spent many years performing security architecture, exploit development, reverse engineering, and penetration testing. Stephen has an MS in information assurance from Norwich University and is a course author and senior instructor for the SANS Institute. He is the author of SANS' only 700-level course, SEC760: Advanced Exploit Development for Penetration Testers, which concentrates on complex heap overflows, patch diffing, and client-side exploits. Stephen is also the lead author on SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploits, and Ethical Hacking and co-author of SEC599: Defeating Advanced Adversaries Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defenses. He holds the GIAC Security Expert (GSE) certification as well as the CISSP, CISA, Immunity NOP, and many other certifications. In his spare time Stephen enjoys snowboarding and writing music.

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