Reverse Engineering - HackerChix edition

Monday, 2 May 2022 5:30 PM - Thursday, 12 May 2022 9:30 PM AEST

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Monday, 2 May 2022 5:30 PM - Thursday, 12 May 2022 9:30 PM AEST

In this 2 week intensive zero-to-hero course, students walk through the basic theory and practice of Reverse Engineering. We’ll look at OS Design, assembly, object file formats, and program analysis techniques. Students will use a variety of tools including volatility, pwntools, and Ghidra.


• Demonstrate understanding of Operating Systems

• Demonstrate understanding of x86 32-bit and 64-bit assembly code

• Demonstrate understanding of ELF binary rewriting and program patching

• Demonstrate understanding of manual and automated program analysis

Format: Lectures and Labs

Lectures: 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Open Office hours: 6.30-9.30pm

Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks


Students taking Reverse Engineering should have an intermediate programming background. They should have hands on experience in:

• C Coding Experience

• Linux

• Simple Python Scripts


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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