Code Review

Monday, 18 January 2021 9:00 AM - Friday, 22 January 2021 5:00 PM [AEDT]

Unit 2, 9 Beaconsfield Street, Fyshwick, ACT, 2906, Australia

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Monday, 18 January 2021 9:00 AM - Friday, 22 January 2021 5:00 PM [AEDT]

InfoSect, Unit 2, 9 Beaconsfield Street, Fyshwick, ACT, 2906, Australia.

In this 5 day 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.

Format: Lectures and Labs

Time: 9am – 5pm, Monday-Friday.

Catering provided.

Prerequisites: Competency in C programming.

Courses have no more than 10 people.

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.


Dr Silvio Cesare is the Managing Director at InfoSect. He has worked in technical roles and been involved in computer security for over 20 years. This period includes time in Silicon Valley in the USA, France, and Australia. He has worked commercially in both defensive and offensive roles within engineering. He has reported hundreds of software bugs and vulnerabilities in Operating Systems kernels. He was previously the Director for Education and Training at UNSW Canberra Cyber, ensuring quality content and delivery. In his early career, he was the scanner architect and a C developer at Qualys. He is also the co-founder of BSides Canberra - Australia’s largest cyber security conference. He has a Ph.D. from Deakin University and has published within industry and academia, is a 4-time Black Hat speaker, gone through academic research commercialisation, and authored a book (Software Similarity and Classification, published by Springer).

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