Monthly Archives: January 2015

App Security and Penetration Testing Masterclass

Tom sits, tapping away at his keyboard; his monitor resembles something from the Matrix. All of a sudden, “[Access Granted]” flashes on the screen and Tom, unbeknownst to the bankers and its users, now has access to every customer’s details. A security breach of overwhelming proportions is now on our hands; and it all happened from within Canterbury Christ Church University’s Invicta building.

App Security Masterclass

Nick Murison from Cigital presents to students

This scenario may sound like something from a Hollywood movie, but it’s precisely what our students from the second and third years did under the watchful eyes of Nick Murison and Alexander Evans from Cigital. Of course, the bank was fictitious, but the attacks were very real and could pose serious problems to everyone concerned. Continue reading

Networking and Security Masterclass

To kick off the New Year, Canterbury Christ Church University invited Jonathan Haddock, a Network and Security engineer in local government, to join our third-year Networking class. He showed us a glimpse of his world by demonstrating ARP poisoning which is, for those of us not in the know, intercepting and modifying traffic between two hosts. Continue reading