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OWASP Top Ten Overview

An overview of the OWASP organization and their methodology for creating and publishing the Top Ten list.

    Syllabus

  • Welcome to the OWASP Top Ten Path! Video — 00:03:26
  • OWASP Top Ten Overview Video — 00:29:33

Syllabus

Course description

In this course, we will look at the OWASP organization and their purpose. We’ll dive into the details of how they create the “Top Ten” list: where it comes from, how they calculate the severity of each risk and how they determine where each risk ranks. We also review the possible disparity between OWASP’s ranking and your own organization’s, depending on your needs.

Meet the author

At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

Meet the author

John Wagnon is a Solution Architect for F5 Networks DevCentral technical community where he utilizes the full spectrum of F5 technology to analyze and solve complex problems for F5 users all over the world. John is certified in several industry-relevant areas including CISSP, Certified Ethical Hacker and Six Sigma (Process Improvement).

Prior to his work at F5, John was a Communications Officer in the U.S. Air Force where he specialized in ground and satellite networks. After leaving the Air Force, he worked for a technology consulting firm where he analyzed cyberattacks against U.S. Department of Defense computer systems and networks. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Master of Science in Computer Networks.

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