Claim your FREE 7-day trial

Least Privilege

This course introduces the principle of least privilege and its importance in secure coding.

7 videos  //  33 minutes of training

Course description

Least privilege is not so much a vulnerability as a vulnerability multiplier. Any error that allows an attacker to gain control of a program only grows worse when that application is running with high-level permissions. This course suggests how to implement applications in a way that minimizes the permissions needed.

Course syllabus

Introduction to Least PrivilegeDuration: 1:50

This video provides an introduction to the least privilege course.

Introduction to PrivilegesDuration: 8:13

This video covers the fundamentals of privileges in operating systems.

Least Privilege VulnerabilitiesDuration: 5:56

This video describes how failure to obey least privilege can amplify the impact of an attack.

Least Privilege ExploitationDuration: 4:00

This video describes how failure to obey least privilege can be exploited by an attacker.

Least Privilege Case StudyDuration: 4:59

This video describes a case study of an application that failed to obey least privilege.

Least Privilege MitigationsDuration: 3:13

This video describes how to implement least privilege.

Least Privilege DemoDuration: 4:55

This video demonstrates exploitation of a failure to obey least privilege.

Meet the author

Howard Poston

LinkedIn

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 howard.poston@gmail.com or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

You're in good company

"Comparing Infosec to other vendors is like comparing apples to oranges. My instructor was hands-down the best I’ve had." 

James Coyle

FireEye, Inc.

"I knew Infosec could tell me what to expect on the exam and what topics to focus on most."

Julian Tang

Chief Information Officer

"I’ve taken five boot camps with Infosec and all my instructors have been great."

Jeffrey Coa

Information Security Systems Officer

Plans and pricing

Personal

$299

Annually

Teams

$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.