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Buffer Overflows

This course introduces the buffer overflow vulnerability, its exploitation and possible mitigations.

7 videos  //  51 minutes of training

Course description

Buffer overflow vulnerabilities are some of the simplest vulnerabilities that can exist in an application. This course discusses how poor memory management can leave an application open to attack, how the vulnerability can be exploited and potential mitigations to reduce the probability and impact of vulnerable code.

Course syllabus

Introduction to Buffer OverflowsDuration: 1:54

This video provides an introduction to the buffer overflows course.

Introduction to MemoryDuration: 5:54

This video covers the fundamentals of memory management.

Buffer OverflowsDuration: 7:56

This video describes how buffer overflows can make an application vulnerable to attack.

Buffer Overflow ExploitationDuration: 10:06

This video describes how buffer overflows can be exploited by an attacker.

Buffer Overflow Case StudyDuration: 4:42

This video describes a case study of an application containing buffer overflow vulnerability.

Buffer Overflow MitigationsDuration: 16:29

This video describes mitigations for buffer overflow vulnerabilities.

Buffer Overflow DemoDuration: 3:39

This video demonstrates exploitation of buffer overflow vulnerabilities.

Meet the author

Howard Poston


Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a background in blockchain, cryptography and malware analysis. He has a master's degree in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience in cybersecurity research and development at Sandia National Labs. He currently works as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He can be reached by email at or via his website at

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$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.