Completion of our second haXX course with SEEK

Completion of our second haXX course with SEEK

Shea Information Security has successfully delivered our second outreach programme to support women in technology with SEEK. Between January and May 2020, we successfully run a series of hands-on evening classes on reverse engineering and malware analysis for 20 participants.

What is haXX?

haXX is an ethical hacking learning group for women trying to break into the technical security field. Founded by Pamela O’Shea, it provides hands on security classes for women with a burning desire to be in the technical security field with varying levels of technical experience.

What did the course cover?

This year, haXX returned with a brand new course on reverse engineering and malware analysis running during the evenings between January and May at SEEK. We teamed up with two experts from the Microsoft Defender ATP Research Team in Melbourne, Hazel Kim and Ayoub Faouzi.

Hazel and Ayoub wrote and then delivered the hands-on course. Participants learned how to read low level computer language, reverse engineer applications without source code and investigate the behaviour of malware.

2020 being the year that it is, our first class was initially delayed due to the bush fires and our final class was moved to an online format due to the pandemic. HaXX is very proud of our instructors and participants who persisted all the way to course completion acquiring their new security skills along the way

Our instructors Hazel and Ayoub for our first class onsite at the SEEK head office
Pizza and learning together with Hazel