Cross-Site Request Forgery Course

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

53 minutes

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.


Cross-Site Request Forgery Demo

Video - 00:03:00

This video demonstrates exploitation of cross-site request forgery.
Cross-Site Request Forgery Mitigations

Video - 00:04:00

This video describes mitigations for cross-site request forgery vulnerabilities.
Cross-Site Request Forgery Case Study

Video - 00:03:00

This video describes a case study of an application containing a cross-site request forgery vulnerability.
Cross-Site Request Forgery Exploitation

Video - 00:04:00

This video describes how cross-site request forgery vulnerabilities can be exploited by an attacker.
Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerabilities

Video - 00:05:00

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

Video - 00:03:00

This video covers the fundamentals of websites.
Introduction to Cross-Site Request Forgery

Video - 00:01:00

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

Lab - 00:30:00

This lab covers multiple secure coding errors commonly found in JavaScript, including DOM rewrites and the use of the eval() statement.

Meet the author

Howard Poston

Howard Poston is a copywriter, author, and course developer with experience in cybersecurity and blockchain security, cryptography, and malware analysis. He has an MS in Cyber Operations, a decade of experience in cybersecurity, and over five years of experience as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He is also the creator of over a dozen cybersecurity courses, has authored two books, and has spoken at numerous cybersecurity conferences. He can be reached by email at or via his website at

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