Securing cloud and web interfaces

In this course, you will explore multiple threats and vulnerabilities that affect IoT systems in the web and the cloud.

Course description

The Internet of Things (IoT) builds heavily on the technology foundations established by the World Wide Web and cloud computing. IoT depends heavily on web and cloud technologies and is subject to all of the privacy and security threats that accompany those technologies.


Identify threats to IoT web and cloud interfaces

Video — 00:19:51

Before you can successfully harden web and cloud interfaces to protect security and privacy, you must first understand how web-based communication is intended to work and where it may be vulnerable.

Prevent injection flaws

Video — 00:25:18

If attackers can inject their own code into a web application, they can perform all sorts of attacks. Fortunately, there are measures you can take to protect against the threat of such attacks.

Prevent session management flaws

Video — 00:12:18

Maintaining a “session state” makes it possible for a user to interact with a web server without having to reauthenticate each time they submit a request. However, the mechanisms that maintain a session in the user’s web browser can be abused by an attack

Prevent cross-site scripting flaws

Video — 00:07:26

Cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws enable an attacker to forward malicious code to another end user, presenting a serious threat to security. As with other flaws, there are measures you can take to protect against them.

Prevent cross-site request forgery flaws

Video — 00:06:32

Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) flaws provide another way for an attacker to indirectly provide code that another user executes. Fortunately, there are countermeasures you can put into place to protect against them.

Prevent unvalidated redirects and forwards

Video — 00:06:31

Unvalidated redirects and forwards are another serious flaw that you should take steps to prevent.

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