Course

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.

    Syllabus

  • Credential Management Demo Video — 00:08:01
    • This video demonstrates exploitation of poor credential management.

  • Credential Management Case Study Video — 00:04:57
    • This video describes a case study of an application that failed to manage credentials properly.

  • Poor Credential Management Video — 00:16:51
    • This video describes how poor credential management can make an application vulnerable to attack.

  • Introduction to Credential Management Video — 00:01:50
    • This video provides an introduction to the credential management course.

  • Credential Management Mitigations Video — 00:13:58
    • This video describes how to securely manage credentials.

  • Credential Management Exploitation Video — 00:07:35
    • This video describes how poor credential management can be exploited by an attacker.

  • Introduction to Credentials Video — 00:07:25
    • This video covers the fundamentals of how credentials are used for authentication and authorization.

Syllabus

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.

Meet the author

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 howard.poston@gmail.com or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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