Identifying the Need for Security in Your Software Projects

The first step in tackling the problem of software security is to understand the challenges you’re up against.


  • Activity – Protect Against a Poison Null Byte Video — 00:07:48
  • Building and Breaking Passwords Video — 00:09:23
  • Find Vulnerabilities in Your Software Video — 00:14:58
  • Identify Factors that Undermine Software Security Video — 00:12:04
  • Identify Security Requirements and Expectations Video — 00:14:38
  • Activity – Having Fun With a Modern Hashing Algorithm Video — 00:05:39
  • Activity – Saving Hashes for Future Use Video — 00:06:13
  • Activity – Hashing a Password Video — 00:04:33
  • Activity – Adding a Security Feature to Your Code Video — 00:06:59
  • Activity – Identifying Vulnerabilities in an Application Video — 00:11:09
  • Identify Factors that Undermine Software Security, Part 2 Video — 00:04:54
  • Activity – Identifying Security Requirements and Expectations Video — 00:06:16
  • Secure Coding – C/C++ Lab — 00:30:00
    • This lab covers multiple secure coding errors commonly found in C and C++, including buffer overruns, strcpy(), gets(), and the system() function.

  • Introduction Video — 00:00:54
  • Gather Intelligence on Vulnerabilities and Exploits Video — 00:04:15
  • Activity – Validating a Password Video — 00:04:20
  • Activity – Securing the Password Hash Video — 00:05:24


Course description

In this course, you will identify requirements and cyber security standards that apply to your software development projects, and the consequences of not meeting them; identify people, process, and product factors that undermine software security; identify ways that software security may be broken to gain insights into software vulnerabilities; use information sources to find vulnerabilities and exploits affecting your software projects.

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