Implementing Common Protections

You have identified various common patterns of vulnerabilities in your software. Others have already had to deal with these common vulnerabilities and have developed common approaches for dealing with them, which you can use in your own projects.

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Course description

In this course, you will limit access using login and user roles, protect data in transit and at rest, implement error handling and logging, protect sensitive data and functions, and protect database access.

Course syllabus

Limit Access Using Session ControlDuration: 11:29

Limit Access Using Session Control, Part 2Duration: 9:08

Activity: Handling Authentication and Authorization DefectsDuration: 11:48

Limit Access with User AccountsDuration: 13:41

Protect Data with CryptographyDuration: 5:52

Activity: Having Fun with Symmetric EncryptionDuration: 12:19

Activity: Having Fun with Asymmetric EncryptionDuration: 8:02

Extend Cryptosystems with PKIDuration: 10:52

Extend Cryptosystems with PKI, Part 2Duration: 5:25

Activity: Protecting Data in Transit and at RestDuration: 8:29

Implement Error Handling and LoggingDuration: 11:34

Activity: Reviewing Error HandlingDuration: 5:01

Activity: Improving Error HandlingDuration: 7:09

Protect Sensitive Data and Functions, Part 1Duration: 10:54

Protect Sensitive Data and Functions, Part 2Duration: 6:19

Preparing Chrome to Tamper with a WebsiteDuration: 3:34

Activity: Tampering with Website Data and FunctionsDuration: 13:02

Protect Database AccessDuration: 12:27

Activity: SQL InjectionDuration: 14:47

Activity: SQL Injection, Part 2Duration: 8:27

Meet the author

Chrys Thorsen


Chrys Thorsen is a technology and education consultant with 25 years of experience. Her work has taken her around the U.S. and overseas, including as a contractor for the CDC using technology to help fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. During her career, she has acquired 40 IT certifications, authored over 25 textbooks on a wide range of IT subjects, including secure iOS and Android coding, and created an equal number of IT-related video courses. When not working, Chrys enjoys reading scientific articles and experimenting with Internet-of-Things devices. She currently lives in Virginia with her sister, her cat and her dog which, as she describes it, "have the worst sibling rivalry imaginable."

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