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Securing .NET Web Applications (SNWA)

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Who should attend

Securing .Net Web Applications is a lab-intensive, hands-on .Net security training course, essential for experienced enterprise developers who need to produce secure .Net -based web applications. In addition to teaching basic programming skills, this course digs deep into sound processes and practices that apply to the entire software development life-cycle.

In this course, students thoroughly examine best practices for defensively coding .Net web applications, including XML processing and web services. Students will repeatedly attack and then defend various assets associated with a fully-functional web application. This hands-on approach drives home the mechanics of how to secure .Net web applications in the most practical of terms.

Prerequisites

This is an intermediate-level .Net programming course, designed for developers who wish to get up and running on developing well defended software applications. This course may be customized to suit your team’s unique objectives.

Familiarity with C# is required and real world programming experience is highly recommended. Ideally students should have approximately 6 months to a year of .Net application development practical experience.

Course Objectives

Students who attend Securing .Net Web Applications will leave the course armed with the skills required to recognize actual and potential software vulnerabilities, implement defenses for those vulnerabilities, and test those defenses for sufficiency.

This course quickly introduces developers to the most common security vulnerabilities faced by web applications today. Each vulnerability is examined from a Net perspective through a process of describing the threat and attack mechanisms, recognizing associated vulnerabilities, and, finally, designing, implementing, and testing effective defenses. In many cases, there are labs that reinforce these concepts with real vulnerabilities and attacks. Students are then challenged to design and implement the layered defenses they will need in defending their own applications.

Working in a lab-intensive, hands-on programming environment, led by our security experts, students will learn to:

  • Understand potential sources for untrusted data
  • Understand the consequences for not properly handling untrusted data such as denial of service, cross-site scripting, and injections
  • Be able to test web applications with various attack techniques to determine the existence of and effectiveness of layered defenses
  • Prevent and defend the many potential vulnerabilities associated with untrusted data
  • Understand the vulnerabilities of associated with authentication and authorization
  • Be able to detect, attack, and implement defenses for authentication and authorization functionality and services
  • Understand the dangers and mechanisms behind Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and Injection attacks
  • Be able to detect, attack, and implement defenses for authentication and authorization functionality and services
  • Understand the dangers and mechanisms behind Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and Injection attacks
  • Be able to detect, attack, and implement defenses against XSS and Injection attacks
  • Understand the concepts and terminology behind defensive, secure, coding
  • Understand the use of Threat Modeling as a tool in identifying software vulnerabilities based on realistic threats against meaningful assets
  • Perform both static code reviews and dynamic application testing to uncover vulnerabilities in web applications
  • Design and develop strong, robust authentication and authorization implementations within the context of .NET
  • Understand the fundamentals of XML Digital Signature and XML Encryption as well as how they are used within the web services arena
  • Be able to detect, attack, and implement defenses for XML-based services and functionality
  • Understand techniques and measures that can used to harden web and application servers as well as other components in your infrastructure

This class is “technology-centric”, designed to train attendees in essential secure coding and development skills, coupling the most current, effective techniques with the soundest industry practices. This workshop is about 50% dynamic lab exercises and 50% lecture.

The course provides a solid foundation in basic terminology and concepts, extended and built upon throughout the engagement. Students will examine various recognized attacks against web applications. Processes and best practices are discussed and illustrated through both discussions and group activities.

The second portion of the course steps through a series of vulnerabilities illustrating in very real terms the right way to implement secure .Net applications. The last portion of the course examines several design patterns that can be used to facilitate better application architecture, design, implementation, and deployment.

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What’s included?

Our robust course materials include much more than a simple slideshow presentation handout. Student materials include a comprehensive hard-copy course manual, complete with detailed course notes, code samples, diagrams and current reference materials, all directly related to the course at hand, indexed for ease of use. Step-by-step lab instructions and project descriptions are clearly illustrated and commented for maximum learning and ease of use. This course also includes:

  • Basic course pre-testing and/or post-course assessments
  • Ability to customize the courseware, adapting it to your companies policies, procedures and plans
  • Although this training is skills-centric, this course can be delivered using a variety of software versions. The preferred tools for the class are Visual Studio 2008, IIS, SQL Server, and C#.

Our detailed workbooks are complete with software-specific screen shots and step-by-step tutorials for using the software you select. In most cases we can easily port our classes to run in the environment of your choosing.

Duration: 3 days

 
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