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Cross-Site Request Forgery

This course introduces cross-site request forgery vulnerabilities, their exploitation and possible mitigations.

7 videos  //  23 minutes of training

Course description

Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities can force a user to take undesired actions on their account. These vulnerabilities can be easy to identify but harder to fix, since some seemingly logical solutions simply don’t work. This course discusses how the vulnerability works and the best ways to develop resilient code.

Course syllabus

Introduction to Cross-Site Request ForgeryDuration: 1:20

This video provides an introduction to the cross-site request forgery course.

Introduction to WebsitesDuration: 3:26

This video covers the fundamentals of websites.

Cross-Site Request Forgery VulnerabilitiesDuration: 4:30

This video describes how cross-site request forgery vulnerabilities can make an application vulnerable to attack.

Cross-Site Request Forgery ExploitationDuration: 4:27

This video describes how cross-site request forgery vulnerabilities can be exploited by an attacker.

Cross-Site Request Forgery Case StudyDuration: 2:37

This video describes a case study of an application containing a cross-site request forgery vulnerability.

Cross-Site Request Forgery MitigationsDuration: 3:58

This video describes mitigations for cross-site request forgery vulnerabilities.

Cross-Site Request Forgery DemoDuration: 3:11

This video demonstrates exploitation of cross-site request forgery.

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.