What You'll LEARN
Created for developers with experience in any programming language, this course focuses on the most common security defects found in Web applications. To do this, each describes in detail each item included in the 2013 OWASP Top 10 list, with both an attention grabbing lecture and a hands-on lab exercise that students complete. This hands-on approach keeps developers engaged and ensures knowledge transfer of critical secure coding techniques.
- Allows developers with experience in diverse languages to learn a common body of knowledge since many of the most common issues are not language-specific
- Structure testing guidance so that it can be applied by developers or testers
- Provided remediation guidance to help eradicate specific issues
- Demonstrate how the issues are exploited by attackers
After successfully completing this course, you will:
- Understand the role of security in the software development lifecycle and how best to create secure applications
- Recognize the details of and the causes behind secure coding errors and mistakes
- Understand how these software security defects are exploited
- Understand discovery methods for these issues
- Understand the practices that help prevent the most common mistakes and lead to more secure software
This course applies to a broad audience. It is designed for professionals whose primary job function includes creating Web applications. This course is also strongly recommended for those involved with architecture and design (product and security architects and designers). Finally, QA security advocates and QA leads will find interest in the course because it improves their capability to incorporate security goals into testing.
Dates & Locations
Daily Course Outline - OWASP Top 10 2013 Training
Injection flaws, such as SQL, OS, and LDAP injection occur when untrusted data is sent to an interpreter as part of a command or query. The attacker’s hostile data can trick the interpreter into executing unintended commands or accessing unauthorized data.
A2 – Broken Authentication and Session Management
Application functions related to authentication and session management are often not implemented correctly, allowing attackers to compromise passwords, keys, session tokens, or exploit other implementation flaws to assume other users' identities.
A3 – Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
XSS flaws occur whenever an application takes untrusted data and sends it to a web browser without proper validation or escaping. XSS allows attackers to execute scripts in the victim's browser which can hijack user sessions, deface web sites, or redirect the user to malicious sites.
A4 – Insecure Direct Object References
A direct object reference occurs when a developer exposes a reference to an internal implementation object, such as a file, directory, or database key. Without an access control check or other protection, attackers can manipulate these references to access unauthorized data.
A5 – Security Misconfiguration
Good security requires having a secure configuration defined and deployed for the application, frameworks, application server, web server, database server, and platform. All these settings should be defined, implemented, and maintained as many are not shipped with secure defaults. This includes keeping all software up to date.
A6 – Sensitive Data Exposure
Many web applications do not properly protect sensitive data, such as credit cards, tax ids, and authentication credentials. Attackers may steal or modify such weakly protected data to conduct identity theft, credit card fraud, or other crimes. Sensitive data deserves extra protection such as encryption at rest or in transit, as well as special precautions when exchanged with the browser.
A7 – Missing Function Level Access Control
Virtually all web applications verify function level access rights before making that functionality visible in the UI. However, applications need to perform the same access control checks on the server when each function is accessed. If requests are not verified, attackers will be able to forge requests in order to access unauthorized functionality.
A8 - Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
A CSRF attack forces a logged-on victim's browser to send a forged HTTP request, including the victim's session cookie and any other automatically included authentication information, to a vulnerable web application. This allows the attacker to force the victim's browser to generate requests the vulnerable application thinks are legitimate requests from the victim.
A9 - Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities
Vulnerable components, such as libraries, frameworks, and other software modules almost always run with full privilege. So, if exploited, they can cause serious data loss or server takeover. Applications using these vulnerable components may undermine their defenses and enable a range of possible attacks and impacts.
A10 – Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards
Web applications frequently redirect and forward users to other pages and websites, and use untrusted data to determine the destination pages. Without proper validation, attackers can redirect victims to phishing or malware sites, or use forwards to access unauthorized pages.
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