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Secure Web Application Development

Non-Certification Program

Web application security encompasses the security methods applied to websites, web applications, and web services. In this series you’ll learn how to develop and maintain secure web applications by applying security principles and techniques. This series includes secure coding best practices with coverage of the 2017 OWASP Top 10 web application risks.

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Overview


In this course, you will learn how to produce secure web applications, which includes 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 lifecycle. You will learn the best practices for defensively coding web applications, including XML processing and web services.

What You'll Learn

  • Potential sources for untrusted data
  • Consequences for improperly handling untrusted data such as denial of service, cross-site scripting, and injections
  • 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
  • Vulnerabilities of associated with authentication and authorization
  • Be able to detect, attack, and implement defenses for authentication and authorization functionality and services
  • Dangers and mechanisms behind Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and Injection attacks
  • Detect, attack, and implement defenses against XSS and Injection attacks
  • Concepts and terminology behind defensive, secure, coding
  • Threat Modeling as a tool in identifying software vulnerabilities based on realistic threats against assets
  • Static code reviews and dynamic application testing to uncover vulnerabilities in web applications
  • Design and develop strong, robust authentication and authorization implementations
  • Fundamentals of XML Digital Signature and XML Encryption as well as how they are used within the web services arena
  • Detect, attack, and implement defenses for XML-based services and functionality
  • Techniques and measures that can used to harden web and application servers as well as other components in your infrastructure
  • Implement the processes and measures associated with the Secure Software Development (SSD)
  • Skills, tools, and best practices for design and code reviews as well as testing initiatives
  • Basics of security testing and planning
  • Comprehensive testing plan for recognizing vulnerabilities and weaknesses

Course Curriculum


1. Introduction

  • Misconceptions
  • Security: The Complete Picture
  • TJX: Anatomy of a Disaster?
  • Causes of Data Breaches
  • Heartland - Slipping Past PCI Compliance
  • Target's Painful Christmas
  • Meaning of Being Compliant
  • Verizon's 2013 Data Breach Report

2. Foundation

  • Security Concepts
    • Motivations: Costs and Standards
    • Open Web Application Security Project
    • Web Application Security Consortium
    • CERT Secure Coding Standards
    • Assets are the Targets
    • Security Activities Cost Resources
    • Threat Modeling
    • System/Trust Boundaries
  • Principles of Information Security
    • Security Is a Lifecycle Issue
    • Minimize Attack Surface Area
    • Layers of Defense: Tenacious D
    • Compartmentalize
    • Consider All Application States
    • Do NOT Trust the Untrusted

3. Vulnerabilities

  • Unvalidated Input
    • Buffer Overflows
    • Integer Arithmetic Vulnerabilities
    • Unvalidated Input: From the Web
    • Defending Trust Boundaries
    • Whitelisting vs Blacklisting
  • Overview of Regular Expressions
    • Regular Expressions
    • Working With Regexes in Java
    • Applying Regular Expressions
  • Broken Access Control
    • Access Control Issues
    • Excessive Privileges
    • Insufficient Flow Control
    • Unprotected URL/Resource Access
    • Examples of Shabby Access Control
    • Session and Session Management
  • Broken Authentication
    • Broken Quality/DoS
    • Authentication Data
    • Username/Password Protection
    • Exploits Magnify Importance
    • Handling Passwords on Server Side
    • Single Sign-on (SSO)
  • Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
    • Persistent XSS
    • Reflective XSS
    • Best Practices for Untrusted Data
  • Injection
    • Injection Flaws
    • SQL Injection Attacks Evolve
    • Drill Down on Stored Procedures
    • Other Forms of Injection
    • Minimizing Injection Flaws
  • Error Handling and Information Leakage
    • Fingerprinting a Web Site
    • Error-Handling Issues
    • Logging In Support of Forensics
    • Solving DLP Challenges
  • Insecure Data Handling
    • Protecting Data Can Mitigate Impact
    • In-Memory Data Handling
    • Secure Pipes
    • Failures in the SSL Framework Are Appearing
  • Insecure Configuration Management
    • System Hardening: IA Mitigation
    • Application Whitelisting
    • Least Privileges
    • Anti-Exploitation
    • Secure Baseline
  • Direct Object Access
    • Dynamic Loading
    • Race Conditions
    • Direct Object References
  • Spoofing and Redirects
    • Name Resolution Vulnerabilities
    • Fake Certs and Mobile Apps
    • Targeted Spoofing Attacks
    • Cross Site Request Forgeries (CSRF)
    • CSRF Defenses are Entirely Server-Side
    • Safe Redirects and Forwards
  • Understanding What's Important
    • Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
    • OWASP Top Ten for 2013
    • CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous SW Errors
    • Monster Mitigations
    • Strength Training: Project Teams/Developers
    • Strength Training: IT Organizations

4. Defending XML, Services, and Rich Interfaces

  • Defending XML
    • XML Signature
    • XML Encryption
    • XML Attacks: Structure
    • XML Attacks: Injection
    • Safe XML Processing
  • Defending Web Services
    • Web Service Security Exposures
    • When Transport-Level Alone is NOT Enough
    • Message-Level Security
    • WS-Security Roadmap
    • XWSS Provides Many Functions
    • Web Service Attacks
    • Web Service Appliance/Gateways
  • Defending Rich Interfaces and REST
    • How Attackers See Rich Interfaces
    • Attack Surface Changes When Moving to Rich Interfaces
    • Bridging and its Potential Problems
    • Three Basic Tenets for Safe Rich Interfaces
    • OWASP REST Security Recommendations

5. Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL)

  • SDL Process Overview
    • Software Security Axioms
    • Security Lifecycle - Phases
  • Applying Processes and Practices
    • Awareness
    • Application Assessments
    • Security Requirements
    • Secure Development Practices
    • Security Architecture/Design Review
    • Security Code Review
    • Configuration Management and Deployment
    • Vulnerability Remediation Procedures
  • Risk Analysis
    • Threat Modeling Process
      1. Identify Security Objectives
      2. Describe the System
      3. List Assets
      4. Define System/Trust Boundaries
      5. List and Rank Threats
      6. List Defenses and Countermeasures

6. Security Testing

  • Testing Tools and Processes
    • Security Testing Principles
    • Black Box Analyzers
    • Static Code Analyzers
    • Criteria for Selecting Static Analyzers
  • Testing Practices
    • OWASP Web App Penetration Testing
    • Authentication Testing
    • Session Management Testing
    • Data Validation Testing
    • Denial of Service Testing
    • Web Services Testing
    • Ajax Testing

Prerequisite


  • Familiarity with a programming language (such as Java, .NET or C++)
  • Programming experience is highly recommended
  • Knowledge of basic programming in either .NET or Java
  • Experience similar to Java 7 SE Programming for OO Experienced Developers (TT2100-J7)

Who Should Attend

Application project stakeholders who wish develop secure web applications

Certification


On successful completion of the training program, participants will receive the certificate of participation.

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