Website Security Course

Review how to secure a website.

1 hour, 34 minutes

Course description

This course is a deep dive into redirects and forwards and the vulnerabilities associated with each. It discusses cross-site request forgeries, session management and how to construct filters to protect your website. You'll compare whitelists and blacklists and see how to use each to control access to the website.


Whitelisting and Blacklisting

Video - 00:11:00

The advantages and disadvantages of whitelisting and blacklisting.

Video - 00:31:00

How to configure filters to fully protect the site even as system pages and resources are added and deleted from the website.
Error Handling

Video - 00:10:00

This video explores the challenge of hiding errors from hackers while making errors helpful to users.
Session Management

Video - 00:22:00

A general overview of website security regarding session management.
Cross-Site Request Forgery

Video - 00:07:00

A general overview of website security regarding cross-site request forgery.
Redirects and Forwards

Video - 00:13:00

A general overview of website security regarding redirects and forwards.

Meet the author

Larry Ricker

Larry Ricker's professional experience includes development, system integration, business analysis, testing, design, technical lead, database administration, system administration, consulting, and production and project management.

He's primarily engaged in team projects for corporations and consulting work in mobile, telephony development, web development, two-factor authentication, security, SOAP and restful web services, voice recognition systems, identity verification, mobile activation and card fulfillment systems.

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