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Credential Management

This course describes how poor credential management can make an application vulnerable to attack, how it can be exploited and how to manage credentials properly.

7 videos  //  61 minutes of training

Course description

The concept of using passwords for authentication is widespread and probably not going away anytime soon. This course demonstrates what to do and what not to do when managing user credentials, including case studies, samples of vulnerable code and suggestions for managing user credentials in a secure fashion.

Course syllabus

Introduction to Credential ManagementDuration: 1:50

This video provides an introduction to the credential management course.

Introduction to CredentialsDuration: 7:25

This video covers the fundamentals of how credentials are used for authentication and authorization.

Poor Credential ManagementDuration: 16:51

This video describes how poor credential management can make an application vulnerable to attack.

Credential Management ExploitationDuration: 7:35

This video describes how poor credential management can be exploited by an attacker.

Credential Management Case StudyDuration: 4:57

This video describes a case study of an application that failed to manage credentials properly.

Credential Management MitigationsDuration: 13:58

This video describes how to securely manage credentials.

Credential Management DemoDuration: 8:01

This video demonstrates exploitation of poor credential management.

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.