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.

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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Identify Security Requirements and Expectations

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Activity – Identifying Security Requirements and Expectations

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Identify Factors that Undermine Software Security

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Identify Factors that Undermine Software Security, Part 2

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Find Vulnerabilities in Your Software

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Activity – Identifying Vulnerabilities in an Application

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Building and Breaking Passwords

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Activity – Adding a Security Feature to Your Code

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Activity – Protect Against a Poison Null Byte

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Activity – Hashing a Password

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Activity – Securing the Password Hash

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Activity – Saving Hashes for Future Use

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Activity – Validating a Password

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Activity – Having Fun With a Modern Hashing Algorithm

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Gather Intelligence on Vulnerabilities and Exploits

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Secure Coding – C/C++

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This lab covers multiple secure coding errors commonly found in C and C++, including buffer overruns, strcpy(), gets(), and the system() function.

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