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Secure Web Application Development (SWAD)

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Course Content

The Secure Web Application Development Seminar is an intense web application security training workshop/seminar essential for web developers who need to produce secure web applications, integrating security measures into the development process from requirements to deployment and maintenance. This course explores well beyond basic programming skills, teaching developers sound processes and practices to apply to the entire software development life-cycle. Perhaps just as significantly, you will learn about current, real examples that illustrate the potential consequences of not following these best practices. This course is short on theory and long on application, providing you with in-depth, code-level demonstrations and walkthroughs. This course is taught in a language-neutral fashion, with demonstrations from several languages to illustrate patterns and techniques.

In this course, you will be shown best practices for defensively coding web applications, including XML processing and web services. Demonstrations repeatedly attack and then defend various assets associated with a fully-functional web application. This approach illustrates the mechanics of how to secure web applications in the most practical of terms.

After attending the Secure Web Application Development course, you will be 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 you to the most common security vulnerabilities faced by web applications today. Each vulnerability is examined from a coding 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.

Who should attend

  • This is an intermediate-level course designed for application project stakeholders who wish to get up and running on developing well-defended web applications.

Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with a programming language (such as Java, .Net or C++) is required
  • Real world programming experience is highly recommended

Course Objectives

Working in an interactive learning environment guided by our application security expert, 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 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 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
  • 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
  • Understand and implement the processes and measures associated with the Secure Software Development (SSD)
  • Acquire the skills, tools, and best practices for design and code reviews as well as testing initiatives
  • Understand the basics of security testing and planning
  • Work through a comprehensive testing plan for recognized vulnerabilities and weaknesses

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The Secure Web Application Development Seminar is an intense web application security training workshop/seminar essential for web developers who need to produce secure web applications, integrating security measures into the development process from requirements to deployment and maintenance. This course explores well beyond basic programming skills, teaching developers sound processes and practices to apply to the entire software development life-cycle. Perhaps just as significantly, students learn about current, real examples that illustrate the potential consequences of not following these best practices. This course is short on theory and long on application, providing students with in-depth, code-level demonstrations and walk throughs. This course is taught in a language-neutral fashion, with demonstrations from several languages to illustrate patterns and techniques.

In this course, students are shown best practices for defensively coding web applications, including XML processing and web services. Demonstrations repeatedly attack and then defend various assets associated with a fully-functional web application. This approach illustrates the mechanics of how to secure web applications in the most practical of terms. 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: 2 days

 
Schedule

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