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Application Security

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In this course, you will learn the basics of secure web applications. You will start by learning about OWASP and the Top 10 list of vulnerabilities within web applications. You will also learn how to do Static code scans using special software and even how to manually test a web application.

In this course, you will learn the basics of secure web applications. You will start by learning about OWASP and the Top 10 list of vulnerabilities within web applications. You will also learn how to do Static code scans using special software and even how to manually test a web application.

Intermediate

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated November 28, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
Static application security testing • Software development lifecycle • Owasp top-10 • Hashing
Prerequisites:
Vulnerability scanning • Windows operating system • Basic Linux

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Introduction to Application Security

Welcome to Application Security, but before we start let's learn a little about who I am and the history of application security.

Lesson 2

Common Web Application Vulnerabilities

In this lesson we will go over who is OWASP and talk about the OWASP Top 10 and recommendations/best practices to mediate them.

Lesson 3

Web Penetration Testing

In this lesson we will go over techniques used to conduct penetration testing on a web application.

Lesson 4

Discovery Methodologies

In this lesson we will go over Static Application Security Testing and how to read/modify them.

Lesson 5

Vulnerability Response

In this section we are going to focus on report writing and how to calculate severity using CVSS v3.1.

Lesson 6

Mitigation and Verification

We learned how to find and document all vulnerabilities, but we are not done just yet. Now we need to focus our efforts on communicating with the development and QA teams to achieve a more secure app.

Lesson 7 • Project

Vulnerable Web Application

You are hired by a startup to identify how their web application was breached, what vulnerabilities do they have, and make recommendations on how they can mitigate these vulnerabilities.

Taught By The Best

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Dev Badlu

VP of Product Innovation

Dev has worked in the cybersecurity field for more than 10 years, and is now VP of Product Innovation at one of the top cybersecurity companies. His area of expertise is red team and exploit development, with a focus on active cybersecurity defense.

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