Application security describes security measures at the application level that aim to prevent data or code within the app from being stolen or hijacked. It may include hardware, software, and procedures that identify or minimize security vulnerabilities. Web application security is the process of securing websites, web applications, and other internet-based services from cyber-attacks, breaches, and security threats that leverage loopholes, misconfigurations, and vulnerabilities in these applications or their codes.
This course will familiarize you with the common vulnerabilities that plague developed code as outlined in publications such as the OWASP Top 10 and SANS Top 25. You will understand what type of development behaviors lead to vulnerabilities and how to avoid those behaviors when creating secure code. You will learn how to perform a threat model on development features to understand what threats could impact your code, where they come from, and how to mitigate them.
You will also review and operate analysis tools that are available to developers in order to analyze their code and discover vulnerabilities, allowing you to correct them early in the development lifecycle.
Finally, you will understand how application security fits in an overall cybersecurity program.
By the end of this course, you will have learned the basic fundamentals, best practices and tools to be used for application security.
What You Will Learn
- Explore OWASP Top 10 and defend against those vulnerabilities
- Learn to perform a threat model on an application
- Perform a vulnerability scan of an application
- Understand how to correct common security vulnerabilities in code
- See how application security fits in an overall cybersecurity program
- Build security into the software development lifecycle
This course is ideal for software developers interested in developing more secure software, security practitioners, software and security engineering leaders, and cyber security professionals.
This course is best for intermediate-level professionals and for someone with a basic understanding of IT security and programming.
Basic programming knowledge and understanding of IT systems and how software is deployed in operational environments would help you grasp the concepts readily.
Derek Fisher: Derek Fisher is a leader, speaker, author, and instructor in cybersecurity. He has several decades of experience in designing systems in both hardware and software and holds a graduate degree in cybersecurity from Boston University. He continues to work professionally as a leader, university instructor, and conference speaker in the security space where he provides his insight into multiple fields and disciplines.
: Derek Fisher
: December 2022
: Packt Publishing
: 6h 34m 57s