Learning Path

Web Server Protection

    Syllabus

  • Web Server Protection Project
  • Active Defense Course — 00:52:11
    • Understand how to deploy active defense mechanisms that would allow the web server to prevent or delay attacks.

  • Web Application Firewalls Course — 01:58:29
    • K0049, K0202, K0487, K0561, K0624, S0170

      Learn about the different types of WAF configurations, as well as the OWASP CRS and its capabilities.

  • Logs Course — 01:42:41
    • K0132, K0412, S0120

      Explore some of the common log formats and how to customize the web server configuration.

  • Preparation – Design Considerations Course — 01:09:11
    • K0011, K0057, K0170, K0180, K0286, K0322, K0333, K0491, K0516, K0560, S0152

      Learn the basic considerations and implementation of diverse controls for web server platform design.

  • Introduction to the Web Course — 01:57:34
    • Get an introduction to the web, how it works and the basic protocols required to use it.

  • Monitoring Course — 02:39:48
    • K0054, K0180, S0136, S0155

      In this course, you’ll explore the different elements involved in planning the monitoring of a web server, as well as what to look for on the logs and alarms.

  • Command Line Course — 02:18:36
    • K0129, K0318, S0019, S0267

      Learn the purpose of some of the basic command-line tools and how to use them.

  • Preparation – Hardening Course — 02:18:34
    • K0167, K0205, K0406, S0121

      Learn what hardening is and identify the different components that require hardening.

  • Infrastructure Components Course — 02:17:46
    • K0113, K0202, K0324, K0452, K0488, K0516, K0561, K0565, S0084

      This serves as an introduction to some of the most common infrastructure components and how are they used for providing web server services.

  • Web Server Protection Skill Assessment Assessment — 00:26:30

Syllabus

What you will learn

This learning path begins with necessary networking and infrastructure concepts, allowing you to apply those concepts to the design, preparation and installation of your platform. As you progress through the nine courses, you will build defense-in-depth skills that allow you to design or improve your platform defenses, and implement and maintain a monitoring strategy that fits your business needs.

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Meet the author

Manuel earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Systems Engineering at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Mexico and a Master of Sciences in Information Security Engineering with focus on Incident Response at the SANS Technology Institute. He holds around 40 cybersecurity-related certifications.

He started working full-time in the information security field in early 2000. Since 2012, Manuel has worked as a security expert, including supporting over a thousand WAFs to protect a variety of web applications. Starting in 2016, Manuel committed part of his personal time to improve the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set, becoming an active rule developer. Since then he has contributed numerous new rules, fixed false positives and false negatives and assisted with many other improvements.

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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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