Learning Path

Secure Coding Fundamentals

    Syllabus

  • Cryptography Course — 00:40:00
    • This course discusses how the poor use of cryptography can leave an application vulnerable to attack and how it can be exploited, as well as potential mitigations.

  • Least Privilege Course — 01:03:06
    • This course introduces the principle of least privilege and its importance in secure coding.

  • Format String Vulnerabilities Course — 00:32:18
    • This course introduces format string vulnerabilities, their exploitation and possible mitigations.

  • Integer Overflows and Underflows Course — 00:53:42
    • This course introduces integer overflow and underflow vulnerabilities, their exploitation and possible mitigations.

  • Introduction to Secure Coding Fundamentals Course — 00:07:58
    • This course introduces the need for secure coding and the tools used in this learning path.

  • Python Code Security Cyber Range Course — 02:11:00
    • This cyber range helps you develop your knowledge in finding and remediating vulnerabilities in Python code. You’ll build and reinforce your skills as you progress through labs covering a wide range of Python code security topics, including using Bandit, PyT and other tools to find common security issues in Python code, perform taint and control flow analysis, and recognize vulnerabilities that can lead to common application attacks, such as cross-site scripting or XPath injection. You will also practice identifying supply chain vulnerabilities, unsafe deserialization and other risks.

  • Error Handling Course — 00:57:57
    • This course describes how poor error handling can be exploited and possible mitigations for this problem.

  • Cross-Site Request Forgery Course — 00:53:27
    • This course introduces cross-site request forgery vulnerabilities, their exploitation and possible mitigations.

  • SQL Injection Course — 01:13:11
    • This course introduces SQL injection vulnerabilities, their exploitation and possible mitigations.

  • Credential Management Course — 01:00:37
    • This course describes how poor credential management can make an application vulnerable to attack, how it can be exploited and how to manage credentials properly.

  • Command Injection Course — 00:39:42
    • This course introduces command injection vulnerabilities, their exploitation and possible mitigations.

  • Race Conditions Course — 01:18:26
    • This course introduces race conditions, their exploitation and possible mitigations.

  • Buffer Overflows Course — 00:50:40
    • This course introduces the buffer overflow vulnerability, its exploitation and possible mitigations.

  • Secure Coding Cyber Range — 02:30:00
    • This cyber range is a collection of labs, each covering a different language, selected from the largest and fastest-growing languages. Each lab focuses on language-specific security concerns.

  • Secure Coding Fundamentals Project
  • Poor HTTP Usage Course — 00:43:07
    • This course describes how poor use of HTTP and HTML can be exploited, as well as possible mitigations.

  • Cross-Site Scripting Course — 00:31:19
    • This course introduces cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, their exploitation and possible mitigations.

  • Secure Coding Fundamentals Skill Assessment Assessment — 00:42:00

Syllabus

What you will learn

Most software vulnerabilities are caused by the same few development mistakes. This path describes these vulnerabilities and how to recognize them in code, demonstrates how they are exploited by attackers (including real-world case studies of vulnerable applications in production), and describes ways by which the vulnerabilities can be mitigated.

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Meet the author

Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a background in blockchain, cryptography and malware analysis. He has a master’s degree in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience in cybersecurity research and development at Sandia National Labs. He currently works as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He can be reached by email at howard.poston@gmail.com or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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