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AppSec for developers

This 2 day class has being written due to the increasing need for developers to code in a secure manner

It is critical to introduce security as a quality component into the development cycle. This class aims at educating developers about a range of security vulnerabilities that exist.

You will also learn how to automate security into your pipeline and metamorphose your DevOps to DevSecOps. It is aimed at Developers who want to learn about security vulnerabilities, create web applications and are looking to automate security.

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Penetration testing (security testing) as an activity tends to capture security vulnerabilities at the end of the SDLC and then it is often too late to influence fundamental changes in the way the code is written.

This class has being written due to the increasing need for developers to code in a secure manner. It is critical to introduce security as a quality component into the development cycle. This class aims at educating developers about various security vulnerabilities through hands-on practice using our intentionally developed insecure web application built on Microsoft .NET platform. Throughout this class, developers will be able to get on the same page with security professionals, understand their language, learn how to fix or mitigate vulnerabilities learnt during the class and also get acquainted with some real-world breaches, for example, “The Equifax” breach in September 2017 and application vulnerabilities from popular websites like Facebook, Google, Instagram, Paypal etc.

The techniques discussed in this class are mainly focused on .NET and Java technologies owing to their huge adoption in various enterprises in building web applications. However, the approach is generic and developers from other language backgrounds can easily grasp and implement the knowledge learnt within their own environments.

The class is a highly practical class that targets web developers, pen testers, and anyone else wanting to write secure code, or audit code against security flaws. The class covers a variety of best security practices and in-depth defense approaches which developers should be aware of while developing applications. The class also covers some quick techniques which developers can use to identify various security issues throughout the code review process.

Students can access our online lab which is riddled with multiple vulnerabilities. Students will receive demonstrations and hands-on practice of the vulnerabilities to better understand and grasp the issues, followed by various techniques and recommendations on how to go about fixing them. While the class covers industry standards such as OWASP top 10 and SANS top 25 security issues, it also covers various real world issues such as the business logic and authorization flaws.

Module 1 - Application Security Basics
Module 2 - Understanding the HTTP Protocol
Module 3 - Security Misconfigurations
Module 4 - Insufficient Logging and Monitoring
Module 5 - Authentication Flaws
Module 6 - Authorization Bypass Techniques
Module 7 - Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
Module 8 - Cross-Site Request Forgery Scripting (CSRF)

Module 9 - Server Side Request Forgery(SSRF)
Module 10 - SQL Injection
Module 11 - XML External Entity (XXE) Attacks
Module 12 - Insecure File Uploads
Module 13 - Deserialization Vulnerabilities
Module 14 - Client-Side Security Concerns
Module 15 - Source Code Review
Module 16 - DevSecOps


This class is ideal for Software/Web Developers, PL/SQL Developers, Penetration Testers, Security Auditors, Administrators, DBAs and Security Managers. Prior pen-test experience is not mandatory, however, some knowledge of cloud services and a familiarity with common command line commands will be beneficial.


The only requirement for this class is that you bring your own laptop with the latest version of Java (JDK) installed. Attendees will be provided with access to our online lab which has been built on the latest .NET ASPX framework and all the tools and materials required during the class.


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These classes are ideal for those preparing for CREST CCT (ICE), CREST CCT (ACE), CHECK (CTL), TIGER SST and other similar industry certifications, as well as those who perform penetration testing on infrastructure or web applications as a day job and wish to add to their existing skill set.

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