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Wed, 9 Feb 2011

Training - lots of stuff(c)

Hey. Charl here. Lots of stuff is happening on the training front right now (ed: right now!), and I wanted to make sure everyone is aware of it.

1. New schedule published

At the start of the year we always try publish a schedule of when and where our various training courses are happening. Of course it changes a bit as the year progresses, but its a pretty good overview of where you need to be if you want to participate in one of the courses. The current 2011 schedule can be found here.

2. Early registration discount extended

If you're thinking of participating in the Extended Edition course happening in Pretoria in March, you've missed the early registration discount cut-off. But there's good news! We're extending the early-bird registration deadline by one more week until Friday February 18th. So register now to enjoy discounted rates.

3. New course - "Building Security In" - with ThinkSmart

In partnership with SensePost, ThinkSmart's "Building security in" training course is a one-day, detailed review of the practice of building secure applications, from the governance drivers for application security to practical examples of how to defend against common vulnerabilities. We're pleased to be offering this course, in series with our own "Developer Edition", the next time we run it in July.

4. Hacking By Numbers "Combat Edition" - Barcelona - Now Open

As if you needed an excuse to visit Barcelona, we're pleased to announce that we'll be running our acclaimed "Combat Edition" at the Black Hat Briefings there on March 15-16. This course is the flagship course of the established Hacking by Numbers series. From the first hour to the final minutes students are placed in different attacker scenarios as they race the clock to "capture the flag". In the SensePost tradition, the solutions lie much more in technique and an out-of-box thought process than in the use of scripts or tools. Each exercise is designed to teach a specific lesson and will be discussed in detail after it is completed. In this way you learn from your instructors, your colleagues and your own successes and failures. Our trainers travel a long way to get to Barcelona, they're very charming and good looking, the course is full of sexy new hacks, and we'd really appreciate your support. To be a part of it register here.

Sat, 18 Dec 2010

Season's Greetings

To all our customers, staff (past and present), business partners, friends and associates I'd like to wish a joyous and peaceful festive season. What started out as a depression is slowly becoming a success and I thank you for all your support during this past year. I look forward to seeing you all again soon and sharing with you an exciting and prosperous 2011!

Tue, 7 Dec 2010

Internal spotlight

As the year winds down, it's time to mention a few internal victories that are fun to share:

  • Daniel Cuthbert and Rogan Dawes (both staunch OWASP proponents) have joined our assessment team, which is a big boost. Welcome guys!
  • Glenn Wilkinson, a lead analyst, had his Masters thesis listed on Amazon
  • Dominic White was interviewed in all his glory on .za teevee over Wikileaks

Sun, 31 Oct 2010

Black Hat Abu Dhabi - Full ... NOT!

The bad news is that our course at Black Hat Abu Dhabi is completely full. The good news is ... they've given us a bigger room! So if you've been told the course is full, or if you haven't registered yet, please do it quickly before it fills up again.

Problems? Please contact us or mail training[at]sensepost[dot]com.

Mon, 7 Jun 2010

New SensePost Website - check it out

New Site

Sigh. We've never been much good at marketing or advertising, and I guess we still aren't. But we have tried to give our old website a bit of a face-lift, and it's starting to feel like we're finally making some progress.

Certainly most of the content is new and accurate and and certainly its much more comprehensive than our previous one. We've also gone to some effort to implement a more user-friendly CMS that will allow us to keep the content more current and interesting.

Please do us the favour of checking the site out at and letting us know what you think.

For those of you reading this blog, the following links would probably be the most useful:

Thanks for visiting, and again, please let us know what you think.