Securing .NET Web Services (SNWS)

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Course Content

Designing, implementing, and deploying secure services presents unique challenges. In addition to dealing with all of the vulnerabilities and attacks associated with web applications, web services must address business-oriented concerns such as authentication, authorization, non-repudiation and others. The complicating factor is that all measures must be implemented within the constraints of standards and high levels of interoperability.

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. You will then be challenged to design and implement the layered defenses you will need in defending your own applications. This class is “technology-centric”, designed to train you 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.

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

Who should attend

  • Securing .Net Web Services is a lab-intensive, hands-on .Net security training course, essential for experienced enterprise developers who need to produce secure .Net-based web services.

Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with the C# programming language is required
  • Real world programming experience is highly recommended

Course Objectives

Working in a lab-intensive, hands-on programming environment, led by our security experts, you 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 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

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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

Duration: 4 days

 
Schedule

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