This SANS SSA Developer awareness product, provides video based learning, with knowledge checks to support mastery of the topics. By educating everyone involved in the software development process including developers, architects, managers, testers, business owners, and partners, organizations can reduce the chances of becoming a victim of an increasing number of data security threats by building applications with security designed-in by default.


  • Top Design Flaws
  • Threat Awareness
  • Secure Software Development Lifecycle

Core Concepts

  • OWASP Top-10
  • Classic Vulnerabilities

Application Security

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Application Security

Developer Modules

  • Progressive learning tracks appropriately leveled to match your development community
  • OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks
  • Secure Code Best Practices

Cover popular web application coding languages

  • Node.js
  • Python
  • Java
  • C#
  • PHP
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There are no pre-requisites.

Target audience

Dev Team Leaders, Software Architects, Junior, Mid-level and Senior Developers

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Video Modules

Motion-graphic modules address specific OWASP Top-10 2021 fundamentals topics.

  • Average Module length = 03:40
  • Total course time = 44:33

This promotes development of secure products

Combined with short quizzes to demonstrate topic mastery


Highly engaging infographic posters provide at-a-glance information

Reinforce the most important skills and learning objectives

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Topics covered in the SANS SSA Developer Training

OWASP Top-10

  • Broken Access Control
  • Cryptographic Failures
  • Injection
  • Insecure Design
  • Security Misconfiguration
  • Vulnerable/Outdated Components
  • Identification & Authentication
  • Software & Data Integrity
  • Security Logging and Monitoring
  • Server-side Request Forgery

Mobile Application Security

  • Insecure Data Storage
  • Unintended Data Leakage
  • Broken Cryptography
  • Client-side Injection
  • Reverse Engineering

Secure Software Development Lifecycle

  • Waterfall Model
  • Agile
  • DevOps

Secure Coding Principles

  • Securely Using Full Stacks
  • Securely Using APIs
  • Secure Cloud Developer

Top Design Flaws

  • Defense in Depth
  • Separation of Concerns
  • Single Responsibility
  • Least Knowledge
  • Don’t Repeat Yourself

Classic Issues

  • Memory Inspection
  • Buffer Overflow
  • Improper Error Handling
  • Cross-site Request Forgery
  • Unvalidated Redirects & Forwards
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Frequently asked questions

How can I create an account on myQA.com?

There are a number of ways to create an account. If you are a self-funder, simply select the "Create account" option on the login page.

If you have been booked onto a course by your company, you will receive a confirmation email. From this email, select "Sign into myQA" and you will be taken to the "Create account" page. Complete all of the details and select "Create account".

If you have the booking number you can also go here and select the "I have a booking number" option. Enter the booking reference and your surname. If the details match, you will be taken to the "Create account" page from where you can enter your details and confirm your account.

Find more answers to frequently asked questions in our FAQs: Bookings & Cancellations page.

How do QA’s virtual classroom courses work?

Our virtual classroom courses allow you to access award-winning classroom training, without leaving your home or office. Our learning professionals are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on exercises wherever they are.

We use the WebEx video conferencing platform by Cisco. Before you book, check that you meet the WebEx system requirements and run a test meeting (more details in the link below) to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings. If it doesn’t work, try adjusting your settings or contact your IT department about permitting the website.

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How do QA’s online courses work?

QA online courses, also commonly known as distance learning courses or elearning courses, take the form of interactive software designed for individual learning, but you will also have access to full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course. When you book a QA online learning course you will receive immediate access to it through our e-learning platform and you can start to learn straight away, from any compatible device. Access to the online learning platform is valid for one year from the booking date.

All courses are built around case studies and presented in an engaging format, which includes storytelling elements, video, audio and humour. Every case study is supported by sample documents and a collection of Knowledge Nuggets that provide more in-depth detail on the wider processes.

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When will I receive my joining instructions?

Joining instructions for QA courses are sent two weeks prior to the course start date, or immediately if the booking is confirmed within this timeframe. For course bookings made via QA but delivered by a third-party supplier, joining instructions are sent to attendees prior to the training course, but timescales vary depending on each supplier’s terms. Read more FAQs.

When will I receive my certificate?

Certificates of Achievement are issued at the end the course, either as a hard copy or via email. Read more here.

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