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Azure Application Security:
Beginner's Edition [May 2023]

Master application security in Azure. Learn how Azure apps are attacked, and how to secure them with appropriate security controls. Practice attacker techniques in a lab environment simulating a real-world enterprise. Earn the CAWASP (Certified Azure Web Application Security Professional) certification.

Starts: 6th May 2023  Duration: 4 weeks
Recordings of live sessions included!

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Azure Application Security: Beginner's Edition (CAWASP)

What You Will Learn

This 4-week beginner-friendly bootcamp is for application security professionals, developers and cloud security professionals. Improve your understanding of Azure Cloud, Azure AD, Authentication & Authorization process, Enterprise Apps, APIs, OAuth Permissions and more. Learn about Azure services used for deploying and running applications such as AppServices, Function Apps, Key Vaults, Storage Accounts, Databases, etc.

This hands-on class covers abusing application flaws/misconfiguration, features and interoperability to compromise an enterprise-like live lab environment. Each student gets a dedicated lab! As a bonus, there is a shared lab to practice with fellow students. The class also covers security controls useful in defending against the discussed attacks. The Bootcamp will focus on methodology and techniques through instructor demos, exercises, and hands-on labs.

Azure Application Security: Beginner's Edition (CAWASP)

​4 Live Sessions
3.5 Hrs Per Session
4 Weeks Access
50 Flags To Be Collected
25 Lab Exercises
1 CAWASP Attempt
Recordings Of Live Sessions

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Build Your Cybersecurity Credentials

Become a Certified Azure Web Application Security Professional (CAWASP)

The Certified Azure Web Application Security Professional (CAWASP) certification demonstrates hands-on knowledge of application security in Azure. A CAWASP holder is proficient in assessing security of Azure web application technologies and understands security controls used for defense.

With this certification, you declare your expertise in different facets of Azure WebApp security: Enterprise Apps, App Services, OAuth Permissions, API Security, Storage Accounts, Key Vaults, Databases, WAF, MDCA, MDC & more.

Bootcamp Completion Certificate

Attendees will also get a course completion certificate after completing Learning Objectives covered during the course.

Azure Application Security: Beginner's Edition (CAWASP)

Live Session Schedule

Weekly 3.5 hr sessions start at 10:00am ET and end at 1:30pm ET.

6th May 2023
Introduction to Azure, Azure RBAC & ABAC, Introduction to Application in Azure, Abuse Azure App services
13th May 2023
Authentication & Authorization process, REST APIs and Tokens Understanding WAF and WAF bypass techniques.
20th May 2023
Abuse Enterprise Apps, Attacks using OAuth Permissions and Microsoft Graph API Abuse, Priv Esc, Persistence, Abusing Functions Apps.
27th May 2023
Key Vaults for extracting secrets and Lateral Movement, Attacking Storage accounts and Database Services, API Management and Security. MDC and their bypasses.
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1. A basic understanding of Application security and Azure is desired but not mandatory
2. System with 4 GB RAM and ability to install OpenVPN client and RDP to Windows boxes
3. Privileges to disable/change any antivirus or firewall

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Bootcamp Syllabus

The course is split in four modules across four weeks:

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Module I: 

Introduction to Azure Cloud

Recon, Discovery and Enumeration

Azure RBAC Roles and ABAC

Rest APIs in Azure

Authentication & Authorization

Deep dive into OAuth

Authentication methods supported by Azure

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Module II: 

Tokens in Azure and their use in attacks

About App Registrations

About Enterprise Apps (Supported credentials, App roles and claims etc.)

Attacking App Registrations and Enterprise Apps

OAuth Permissions and their abuse (Privilege Escalation, Persistence and Lateral Movement)

Consents and Permissions in Azure

Illicit Consent Grant Attack (OAuth Phishing)

Microsoft Graph API and its abuse

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Module III: 

Abuse Azure services for Extracting secrets, Priv Esc, Persistence and Lateral Movement

About App Services (Deployment, Configuration, SCM etc.)

Attacking App Services by abusing app vulnerabilities and interoperability with other Azure services

About Function Apps (Durable Function Apps, Triggers, Deployment etc.)

Attacking Function Apps (Abusing integration with other Azure services)

Understanding and Attacking Key Vaults (Access Policies, Retention Policies etc.)

Understanding and Attacking Storage Accounts (Management plane to Data plane, SAS tokens, Connection Strings, Shared key, Information gathering from Metadata)

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Module IV: 

Understanding and abusing Databases Services in Azure (Cosmos DB, SQL Server etc.)

Understanding Application Proxy

Azure API Management and API Security

Defending Applications in Azure (Web Application Firewall, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps and Microsoft Defender for Cloud)

Bypassing Defenses

Nikhil Mittal


Red Team Lab, Red Team Certifications, Red Team Trainings, Azure Pentesting, Azure Security

Nikhil Mittal is a hacker, infosec researcher, speaker and enthusiast. His area of interest includes red teaming, Azure and active directory security, attack research, defense strategies and post exploitation research. He has 15+ years of experience in red teaming.

He specializes in assessing security risks at secure environments that require novel attack vectors and "out of the box" approach. He has worked extensively on Azure AD, Active Directory attacks, defense and bypassing detection mechanisms. 

Nikhil has trained more than 10000 security professionals in private trainings and at the world’s top information security conferences.

He has spoken/trained at conferences like DEF CON, BlackHat, BruCON and more. 

He is the founder of Altered Security - a company focusing on hands-on enterprise security learning -

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