Secure Web Application Development Seminar (TT8120)

Application project stakeholders who wish develop secure web applications

Prerequisite

  • Familiarity with a programming language (such as Java, .NET or C++)
  • Programming experience is highly recommended
  • Knowledge of basic programming in either .NET or Java
  • Experience similar to Java 7 SE Programming for OO Experienced Developers (TT2100-J7)

Expected Duration
2 day

Description

In this course, you will learn how to produce secure web applications, which includes integrating security measures into the development process from requirements to deployment and maintenance. This course explores well beyond basic programming skills, teaching developers sound processes and practices to apply to the entire software development lifecycle. You will learn the best practices for defensively coding web applications, including XML processing and web services.

This course is taught in a language-neutral fashion, with demonstrations from several languages to illustrate patterns and techniques.

Objective

1. Introduction

  • Misconceptions
  • Security: The Complete Picture
  • TJX: Anatomy of a Disaster
  • Causes of Data Breaches
  • Heartland – Slipping Past PCI Compliance
  • Target’s Painful Christmas
  • Meaning of Being Compliant
  • Verizon’s 2013 Data Breach Report

2. Foundation

  • Security Concepts
    • Motivations: Costs and Standards
    • Open Web Application Security Project
    • Web Application Security Consortium
    • CERT Secure Coding Standards
    • Assets are the Targets
    • Security Activities Cost Resources
    • Threat Modeling
    • System/Trust Boundaries
  • Principles of Information Security
    • Security Is a Lifecycle Issue
    • Minimize Attack Surface Area
    • Layers of Defense: Tenacious D
    • Compartmentalize
    • Consider All Application States
    • Do NOT Trust the Untrusted

3. Vulnerabilities

  • Unvalidated Input
    • Buffer Overflows
    • Integer Arithmetic Vulnerabilities
    • Unvalidated Input: From the Web
    • Defending Trust Boundaries
    • Whitelisting vs Blacklisting
  • Overview of Regular Expressions
    • Regular Expressions
    • Working With Regexes in Java
    • Applying Regular Expressions
  • Broken Access Control
    • Access Control Issues
    • Excessive Privileges
    • Insufficient Flow Control
    • Unprotected URL/Resource Access
    • Examples of Shabby Access Control
    • Session and Session Management
  • Broken Authentication
    • Broken Quality/DoS
    • Authentication Data
    • Username/Password Protection
    • Exploits Magnify Importance
    • Handling Passwords on Server Side
    • Single Sign-on (SSO)
  • Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
    • Persistent XSS
    • Reflective XSS
    • Best Practices for Untrusted Data
  • Injection
    • Injection Flaws
    • SQL Injection Attacks Evolve
    • Drill Down on Stored Procedures
    • Other Forms of Injection
    • Minimizing Injection Flaws
  • Error Handling and Information Leakage
    • Fingerprinting a Web Site
    • Error-Handling Issues
    • Logging In Support of Forensics
    • Solving DLP Challenges
  • Insecure Data Handling
    • Protecting Data Can Mitigate Impact
    • In-Memory Data Handling
    • Secure Pipes
    • Failures in the SSL Framework Are Appearing
  • Insecure Configuration Management
    • System Hardening: IA Mitigation
    • Application Whitelisting
    • Least Privileges
    • Anti-Exploitation
    • Secure Baseline
  • Direct Object Access
    • Dynamic Loading
    • Race Conditions
    • Direct Object References
  • Spoofing and Redirects
    • Name Resolution Vulnerabilities
    • Fake Certs and Mobile Apps
    • Targeted Spoofing Attacks
    • Cross Site Request Forgeries (CSRF)
    • CSRF Defenses are Entirely Server-Side
    • Safe Redirects and Forwards
  • Understanding What’s Important
    • Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
    • OWASP Top Ten for 2013
    • CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous SW Errors
    • Monster Mitigations
    • Strength Training: Project Teams/Developers
    • Strength Training: IT Organizations

4. Defending XML, Services, and Rich Interfaces

  • Defending XML
    • XML Signature
    • XML Encryption
    • XML Attacks: Structure
    • XML Attacks: Injection
    • Safe XML Processing
  • Defending Web Services
    • Web Service Security Exposures
    • When Transport-Level Alone is NOT Enough
    • Message-Level Security
    • WS-Security Roadmap
    • XWSS Provides Many Functions
    • Web Service Attacks
    • Web Service Appliance/Gateways
  • Defending Rich Interfaces and REST
    • How Attackers See Rich Interfaces
    • Attack Surface Changes When Moving to Rich Interfaces
    • Bridging and its Potential Problems
    • Three Basic Tenets for Safe Rich Interfaces
    • OWASP REST Security Recommendations

5. Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL)

  • SDL Process Overview
    • Software Security Axioms
    • Security Lifecycle – Phases
  • Applying Processes and Practices
    • Awareness
    • Application Assessments
    • Security Requirements
    • Secure Development Practices
    • Security Architecture/Design Review
    • Security Code Review
    • Configuration Management and Deployment
    • Vulnerability Remediation Procedures
  • Risk Analysis
    • Threat Modeling Process
      1. Identify Security Objectives
      2. Describe the System
      3. List Assets
      4. Define System/Trust Boundaries
      5. List and Rank Threats
      6. List Defenses and Countermeasures

6. Security Testing

  • Testing Tools and Processes
    • Security Testing Principles
    • Black Box Analyzers
    • Static Code Analyzers
    • Criteria for Selecting Static Analyzers
  • Testing Practices
    • OWASP Web App Penetration Testing
    • Authentication Testing
    • Session Management Testing
    • Data Validation Testing
    • Denial of Service Testing
    • Web Services Testing
    • Ajax Testing

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$1,595.00

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