Secure coding in C++ (SECC-C)

 

Course Overview

Your application written in C and C++ works as intended, so you are done, right? But did you consider feeding in incorrect values? 16Gbs of data? A null? An apostrophe? Negative numbers, or specifically -1 or -2^31? Because that’s what the bad guys will do – and the list is far from complete.

Handling security needs a healthy level of paranoia, and this is what this course provides: a strong emotional engagement by lots of hands-on labs and stories from real life, all to substantially improve code hygiene. Mistakes, consequences, and best practices are our blood, sweat and tears.

All this is put in the context of C and C++, and extended by core programming issues, discussing security pitfalls of these languages.

So that you are prepared for the forces of the dark side.

So that nothing unexpected happens.

Nothing.

Who should attend

C/C++ developers

Prerequisites

General C++ and C development

Course Objectives

  • Getting familiar with essential cyber security concepts
  • Identify vulnerabilities and their consequences
  • Learn the security best practices in C and C++
  • Input validation approaches and principles

Outline: Secure coding in C++ (SECC-C)

Day 1

  • Cyber security basics
    • What is security?
    • Threat and risk
    • Cyber security threat types – the CIA triad
    • Cyber security threat types – the STRIDE model
    • Consequences of insecure software
  • Memory management vulnerabilities
    • Assembly basics and calling conventions
    • Buffer overflow
    • Best practices and some typical mistakes

Day 2

  • Memory management hardening
    • Securing the toolchain
    • Runtime protections
    • Non-executable memory areas
  • Common software security weaknesses
    • Security features
    • Code quality

Day 3

  • Common software security weaknesses
    • Input validation
    • Errors
  • Wrap up
    • Secure coding principles
    • And now what?

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

Duration
3 days

Price
  • US$ 2,250
Classroom Training

Duration
3 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 2,250

Schedule

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.