Course

Vulnerability Discovery

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

    Syllabus

  • Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) Video — 00:16:30
    • What is IAST? A look at examples of IAST solutions. Demo with Contrast.

  • Dynamic Network Analysis Video — 00:25:56
    • Define what dynamic analysis and dynamic network analysis are and compare different solutions. Demo with Nessus.

  • Static Application Security Testing (SAST) Video — 00:30:32
    • Define what SAST is and compare different solutions. Demo with Coverity.

  • Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) Video — 00:16:09
    • What is dynamic application security testing? A look at top DAST solutions. Demo with the Arachni security framework.

  • Software Composition Analysis (SCA) Video — 00:17:47
    • 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.

Syllabus

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.

Meet the author

Mitko Katsev has nine years of education in system programming and computer engineering, and over eight years work experience in software development and security. He started his career as a software engineer before transitioning into information security and application security. He currently works at his own security consultancy company, ArmadilCo.

He’s completed various InfoSec/AppSec training and certifications, including SANS Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering (SEC530), SANS Defending Advanced Adversaries – Purple Team Tactics (SEC599), multiple Microsoft security development lifecycle (SDL) trainings and more.

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