Writing Secure Code in Node.js Learning Path

In this learning path, you will learn how to attack and protect Node.js applications.

8 hours, 4 minutes

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About Writing Secure Code in Node.js

Node.js is the most popular server-side asynchronous runtime. Applications built with this technology heavily depend on the NPM ecosystem. Through this learning path, you will learn to attack and protect Node.js applications, covering many different attack types from the perspective of the Node.js side. You will also learn about Node.js-specific attacks such as prototype pollution and their real impact on your applications.



Secure JavaScript programming - prototype pollution

Lab - 00:30:00

A comprehensive lab about how to use Node.js safely and build secure applications with it.
Writing Secure Code in Node.js Skill Assessment

Assessment - 54 questions

Refresher on Node.js

Course - 00:33:00

Explore the basics of Node.js architecture and its single-thread nature. Multiple frameworks are used with Node.js, and this course can't cover them all; however, these videos will help make the bridge between them.
Protecting Databases

Course - 00:45:00

Beginning with an introduction covering database-related attacks, this course will focus on protecting database access. We'll show how to prevent MongoDB injections and SQL injections and demonstrate how to perform attacks despite the use of higher-level libraries. Finally, we'll look at how to protect against such.
Node.js Denial of Service

Course - 01:17:00

It will cover the cases of ReDoS (Regex DoS) and pool exhaustion.
Authentication and Authorization

Course - 00:47:00

This course clarifies how to build robust authentication and authorization components in Node.js. It will also discuss the use of JWTs in Node.js.
Prototype pollution

Course - 00:33:00

Prototype pollution is a JavaScript-specific type of attack that can lead to multiple outcomes, including SQL injections, denial of service and arbitrary code execution. In this course, we will go through real-life examples of such attacks and learn to protect against them.
Unsafe strings

Course - 01:03:00

Unsafe strings are the main vector for multiple attacks in Node.js. If impacts are diverse (e.g., SQL injections, directory traversals, remote code execution), the theory behind it is the same. This course will cover multiple attacks based on unsafe strings.
Error handling and asynchronous debugging monitoring

Course - 00:46:00

With a production web server, monitoring and error handling are key. But in an asynchronous environment, the rules of the game are not the same.
Ecosystem modules (npm) and supply chain

Course - 00:55:00

Most Node.js applications rely heavily on NPM modules. This course will focus on the risks introduced by using third-party modules and how to mitigate them.
GraphQL security

Course - 00:44:00

GraphQL is an exciting new protocol over HTTP. As with any abstractions, it introduces some risks that need to be mitigated.

Meet the author

Vladimir de Turckheim

Vladimir is a core Node.js collaborator and is involved in most security-related topics of the Node.js project. He has worked for seven years as an Application Security expert at Sqreen and as a Staff Engineer at Datadog. He is now building a new company.

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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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