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Foundations of Programming: Web Security

Course Summary

 Learn about the most important security concerns when developing websites, and what you can do to keep your servers, software, and data safe from harm.       

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    Course Syllabus

        1. Security Overview
            What is security?
            Why security matters
            What is a hacker?
            Total security is unachievable
            Get in the security mind-set
            Write a security policy
        2. General Security Principles
            Least privilege
            Simple is more secure
            Never trust users
            Expect the unexpected
            Defense in depth
            Security through obscurity
            Blacklisting and whitelisting
            Map exposure points and data passageways
        3. Filtering Input, Controlling Output
            Regulating requests
            Validating input
            Sanitizing data
            Labeling variables
            Keeping code private
            Keeping credentials private
            Keeping error messages vague
            Smart logging
        4. The Most Common Attacks
           Cross-site scripting (XSS)
           Cross-site request forgery (CSRF)
            SQL injection
            URL manipulation
            Faked requests and forms
            Cookie visibility and theft
            Session hijacking
            Session fixation
            Remote system execution
            File-upload abuse
            Denial of service
        5. Encryption and User Authentication
            Password encryption
            Salting passwords
           Password requirements
            Brute-force attacks
            Using SSL for login
            Protecting cookies
            Regulating access privileges
            Handling forgotten passwords
            Multi-factor authentication
        6. Other Areas of Concern
           Credit card payments
           Regular expression flaws
            Conversions and transformations
            Buffer overflows
           Source code managers
            Database security
            Server security

Course Fee:
USD 19.99

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4 - 5 hours / week

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