Web application security (WASEC)


Course Overview

Your application written in any programming language 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.

The curriculum goes through the common Web application security issues following the OWASP Top Ten but goes far beyond it both in coverage and the details.All this is put in the context of Java, and extended by core programming issues, discussing security pitfalls of the Java language.

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

So that nothing unexpected happens.


Who should attend

Web developers


General Web development

Course Objectives

  • Getting familiar with essential cyber security concepts
  • Understanding how cryptography supports security
  • Understanding Web application security issues
  • Detailed analysis of the OWASP Top Ten elements
  • Putting Web application security in the context of any programming language
  • Going beyond the low hanging fruits
  • Managing vulnerabilities in third party components

Outline: Web application security (WASEC)

Day 1

  • Cyber security basics
    • What is security?
    • Threat and risk
    • Cyber security threat types – the CIA triad
    • Consequences of insecure software
  • The OWASP Top Ten 2021
    • The OWASP Top 10 2021
    • A01 - Broken Access Control
      • Access control basics
      • Confused deputy
      • File upload
      • Open redirects and forwards
      • Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF)
    • A02 - Cryptographic Failures
      • Information exposure
      • Cryptography for developers

Day 2

  • A03 - Injection
    • Injection principles
    • Injection attacks
    • SQL injection
    • Code injection
    • HTML injection - Cross-site scripting (XSS)
  • A04 - Insecure Design
    • The STRIDE model of threats
    • Secure design principles of Saltzer and Schroeder
    • Client-side security
  • A05 - Security Misconfiguration
    • Configuration principles
    • Server misconfiguration
    • Cookie security
    • XML entities

Day 3

  • A06 - Vulnerable and Outdated Components
    • Using vulnerable components
    • Assessing the environment
    • Hardening
    • Untrusted functionality import
    • Vulnerability management
  • A07 - Identification and Authentication Failures
    • Authentication
    • Session management
  • A08 - Software and Data Integrity Failures
    • Integrity protection
    • Subresource integrity
    • Insecure deserialization
  • A09 - Security Logging and Monitoring Failures
    • Logging and monitoring principles
  • A10 - Server-side Request Forgery (SSRF)
    • Server-side Request Forgery (SSRF)
    • Case study – SSRF and the Capital One breach
  • Wrap up
    • Secure coding principles
    • And now what?

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

3 days

  • US$ 2,250
Classroom Training

3 days

  • United States: US$ 2,250


Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.