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Application Security Training

Application Security Training

Application Security Training:

Application Security Training course (Online, Onsite, and Classroom Live!)

In this Application Security Training course, you will learn the best practices for designing, implementing, and deploying secure applications. Perhaps just as significantly, with Application Security Training, you will learn about current, real examples that illustrate the potential consequences of not following these best practices. Although this edition of the Application Security Training course is language-agnostic, it may also be presented using Java, .NET, or other programming languages or environments.

What’s Included?

  • 2 days of Application Security Training with an expert instructor
  • Application Security Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


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  • If you are familiar with some aspects of Application Security Training, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Application Security Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Application Security course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.


After completing this Application Security course, attendees will be able to:

  • Concepts and terminology behind defensive coding
  • Threat Modeling as a tool for identifying software vulnerabilities based on realistic threats against assets
  • The entire spectrum of threats and attacks that take place against software applications in today’s world
  • Static code reviews and dynamic application testing for uncovering vulnerabilities in applications
  • Vulnerabilities of programing language as well as how to harden installations
  • Cryptography and encryption and where they fit in the overall security picture
  • XML Digital Signature and XML Encryption as well as how they are used within the web services arena
  • Processes and measures associated with Secure Software Development (SSD)
  • Basics of security testing and planning

Course Outline:

Introduction: Misconceptions

  • Security: The Complete Picture
  • JX: 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

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


  • Unvalidated Input
  • Broken Access Control
  • Broken Authentication And Session Management
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Flaws
  • Injection Flaws
  • Error Handling And Information Leakage
  • Insecure Storage
  • Insecure Management of Configuration
  • Direct Object Access
  • Spoofing and Redirects

Security Fundamentals

  • Perimeter Defenses
  • Security Architectures
  • Layered Defenses
  • Extending the Defenses

Cryptography Overview

  • Strong Encryption
  • Ciphers and Algorithms
  • Message Digests
  • Keys and Key Management
  • Certificate Management

Transport Layer

  • SSL Support

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

Defending XML and Services

  • Defending XML
  • Defending Web Services

Secure Software Development (SDL)

  • SDL Process Overview
  • Applying Processes and Practices
  • Risk Analysis

Security Testing

  • Testing Principles
  • Reviews as a Form of Testing
  • Testing
  • Tools
  • Testing Practices

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