Joe Schottman has worn most hats in IT and Security, ranging from application development to DevOps to offensive and defensive security. The nexus of this experience is research into Web Shells. He's spoken and given training on topics such as Purple Teams, API security, Web Shells, Web Threat Hunting, and more at AppSec Village at DEF CON, OWASP Global, SANS Summits, various BSides, Circle City Con, and other events.
Web Shells are malicious web applications used for remote access. They've been used in many of the recent prominent breaches/vulnerabilities including Equifax, SolarWinds, and ProxyLogon and are used by APTs and other threats. With ProxyLogon, the FBI was authorized to remove them from victim machines.
This session will help you avoid telling your employer that the FBI is now doing volunteer admin work by teaching you about Web Shells, how to hunt for them, and doing hands-on hunting in a VM. A little groundwork goes a long way and this class will show what to do.