Code Review - HackerChix edition

Monday, 11 July 2022 9:00 AM - Thursday, 21 July 2022 5:00 PM AEST

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Monday, 11 July 2022 9:00 AM - Thursday, 21 July 2022 5:00 PM AEST

In this 2 week intensive course, students will learn how to discover bugs and vulnerabilities in C-based programs. We will look at current open source systems code and OS kernels (Linux and *BSD) as case studies and working examples.

Specifically, students will:

  • Review components of the C programming language.
  • Learn about common C programming bugs.
  • Learn common APIs and interfaces in systems code and OS kernels prone to implementation bugs.
  • Look at previously discovered bugs as case studies.
  • Find bugs in sample code.
  • Be given the opportunity to find bugs in current systems code.


Lectures and Labs


Lectures: 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Open Office hours: 6.30 - 9.30pm

Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks.

What is required:

  • An internet connection
  • A browser
  • webcam & microphone (optional)
  • your favourite SSH tool
  • PDF viewer for notes & lab guide

What will be Provided?

  • Lab connection details distributed in class
  • Access to VMs with laboratories
  • InfoSect Swag & participation certificate (posted)


Competency in C programming.

A minimum of 4 registrations are required for course to run. If less than 4 registrations are received, InfoSect will be in contact about refunding or rescheduling the course.


Kylie McDevitt started her career in technology by studying Engineering at ANU in the late 90s. She worked as a telecommunications engineer for Telstra before taking leave to have her children. In 2009, Kylie started working at the Australian Signals Directorate, where she migrated her established networking skills into the cyber security realm. While working for ASD, Kylie completed her Masters in Computer Networking and had the opportunity to attend many specialist industry training courses. Kylie is a founder of Australia’s largest hacker conference, BSides Canberra. Kylie has worked as a casual lecturer at University of New South Wales, teaching a postgraduate course in Cyber Defence. She has spoken at many industry conferences, including being invited to give a keynote presentation at AISA Cyber Conference on Zerotrust networking in 2021. After 12 years, Kylie resigned from ASD to pursue her dreams of cyber security community growth and education through her own company, InfoSect. Conferences & Lecture Subjects • Black Hat Asia 2021, Code Review, Lab Assistant • ASIA Cyber Conference Canberra 2021, Keynote, The Forgotten Network • Black Hat USA 2020, Code Review, Lab Assistant • AISA Cyber Conference Melbourne 2020, 5G Security • AISA Cyber Conference Melbourne 2020, IoT Security • BSides Perth 2020, Emerging Network Protocols • 0xCC 2020, Exploiting Network Protocols • UNSW Canberra, 2018, 2019, 2020 – Cyber Defence • UNSW Canberra, 2018, 2019 – Red vs Blue

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