Video: eLS Launches Free Virtual Labs for Web Application Security

EH-Net EXCLUSIVE: eLearnSecurity Officially Launches WebApp Labs

els_circle.pngImagine a security virtual lab that is run by the community for the community… Free of charge! This is allows web application security researchers and instructors to create and share vulnerable web applications for testing and educational purposes. Users will be able to run and practice offensive techniques against always new vulnerable web applications provided by the community. Practicing the OWASP Top 10, testing vulnerabilities against CMSs, verifying the latest exploits against COTS will be just a click away. is completely FREE for all to use, accessible online and hosted in the cloud. Based on the Coliseum Framework, every vulnerable application created on is run on the fly in an absolutely safe and isolated sandbox. Watch this webinar from October 2012 where Armando Romeo, founder of eLearnSecurity backing the project, and Thomas MacKenzie, web application security specialist, unveiled the project and launched it to the world. 

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Armando Romeo is the founder of eLearnSecurity and co-author of Penetration Testing Course Professional. With over 100 security advisories published with the Hackers Center Security Research Group and vulnerabilities found in Microsoft, Joomla, osCommerce, Invision and others, Armando has spent the first part of his career in web application security research. He currently serves as CEO of eLearnSecurity, inspiring and leading new R&D projects like Hera, Coliseum, and developed in the eLearnSecurity labs in Pisa, Italy. Thomas Mackenzie is an Application Security Consultant based in England, United Kingdom. Thomas has been asked to present technical talks at a number of international events including, DeepSec, Bsides Chicago, 44con and BlackHat Abu Dhabi. Thomas also speaks at a number of domestic venues including; OWASP events across the UK, PHP London, Marketing Event around WordPress, DC4420 and guest lecturing on appsec and vulnerability management at a number of UK universities. Thomas is the founder of upSploit Advisory Management, an automated disclosure system that helps security researchers and vendors communicate vulnerability information quickly, easily and in an ethical manner. Thomas found a number of vulnerabilities in well known software i.e. WordPress and a highly downloaded iPhone App.

A Leading Innovator in the Field of Practical, Hands-on Security Training

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Based in Pisa, Italy, eLearnSecurity is a leading provider of IT security and penetration testing courses for IT professionals. eLearnSecurity’s mission is to advance the career of IT security professionals by providing affordable and comprehensive education. All eLearnSecurity courses utilize engaging eLearning and the most effective mix of theory, practice and methodology in IT security – all with real-world lessons that students can immediately apply to build relevant skills and keep their organization’s data and systems safe.

eLearnSecurity has proven to be a leading innovator in the field of practical security training. Best of breed virtualization technology, in-house projects such as Coliseum Web Application Security Framework and Hera Network Security Lab, has changed the way students learn and practice new skills.

eLearnSecurity provides the ECPPT (eLearnSecurity Certified Professional Penetration Tester) a certification that is trusted by companies worldwide. eLearnSecurity’s practical approach promotes certifications that prove a students’ ability at performing real world tasks. 

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