Vulnerability Discovery Course

This course guides you through five different type of security tools for discovering vulnerabilities in various environments.

1 hour, 47 minutes

Course description

This course is all about tools! We will examine and compare a large list of security tools for vulnerability discovery in five different categories: static application security testing (SAST), software composition analysis (SCA), dynamic network analysis, dynamic application security testing (DAST) and interactive application security testing (IAST). There will be a lot of demonstrations and practical tips and hints on using the security tools.


Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST)

Video - 00:17:00

What is IAST? A look at examples of IAST solutions. Demo with Contrast.
Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST)

Video - 00:16:00

What is dynamic application security testing? A look at top DAST solutions. Demo with the Arachni security framework.
Dynamic Network Analysis

Video - 00:26:00

Define what dynamic analysis and dynamic network analysis are and compare different solutions. Demo with Nessus.
Software Composition Analysis (SCA)

Video - 00:18:00

From drivers to libraries and plugins, open-source is everywhere and it presents risks for your system. Includes a demonstration with OSS Index and VSCode Plugin.
Static Application Security Testing (SAST)

Video - 00:31:00

Define what SAST is and compare different solutions. Demo with Coverity.

Meet the author

Mitko Katsev

Mitko Katsev has over a decade of work experience in cybersecurity, systems architecture, and software development. His full-service security consultancy company ArmadilCo specializes in helping startups to top fortune 500 medical device manufacturers build and maintain secure systems.

Mitko has studied system programming and computer engineering and has completed several InfoSec/AppSec trainings and certifications, including SANS Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering (SEC530), SANS Defending Against Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics (SEC599), multiple Microsoft security development lifecycle (SDL) trainings and more.

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