With the increase in cybercrime and threat actors targeting web applications and software vulnerabilities as a route to exploit business, it's time to start building security into new systems developments processes right from the start. Most successful cyber-attacks still depend on exploiting a few well-known common vulnerabilities. This course, updated with the latest OWASP Top 10, will show you how security can be designed into, managed and maintained within a development lifecycle.
There are no specific pre-requisites for this course.
Note: This course does not cover hands-on coding. Additional courses can be found in our Secure Development knowledge area.
- Understand the main Secure Development Lifecycle (SDLC) Models, and their principal differences
- Be able to choose which SDLC model is most appropriate in a given situation.
- Learn how to apply secure development techniques from the initial design stage and throughout a development lifecycle
- Understand the latest (2021) OWASP vulnerabilities and how to counter/mitigate them
- Learn about useful system design tools
- Discover resources to help introduce and use secure design and development best practices
- Learn Threat Modelling methodologies and techniques
- Understand the benefits of code review
- Understand various testing strategies
- Learn about encryption, securing and compromising passwords and meta data
- An introduction to the classification of security flaws and application security
Module 1 - Secure Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
- An overview of the main SDLC models
- Development models (Inc. DevSecOps)
- Configuration and source code management
- Risk analysis tools
- Privacy by Design
Module 2 - Secure By Design
- Secure development processes
- Threat modelling
- Risk mitigation
- Security best practice
- Secure design architecture
Module 3 – Introduction to Application Security (OWASP 2021)
- Vulnerabilities and mitigations available to any development environment
- Attack vectors and security controls
- OWASP Top Ten 2021
- Broken Access Controls
- Cryptographic Failures
- Insecure Design
- Security Misconfiguration
- Vulnerable and Outdated Components
- Identification and Authentication Failures
- Software and Data Integrity Failures
- Security Logging and Monitoring Failures
- Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF)
Module 4 – Introduction to Security Testing
- Secure coding techniques and principles.
- Methods of testing code, and code test analysis
- Using, compromising and defending encryption, hashes and passwords
- Classification of security flaws
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