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Advanced Web Application Security Course by Tonex


The course is suitable for web developers, software engineers, security professionals, IT administrators, and individuals responsible for web application security within an organization. It is also relevant for professionals involved in web application testing, quality assurance, and compliance. Additionally, individuals interested in web application security research or seeking to enhance their understanding of advanced web application security techniques can benefit from this course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of web application security and the common vulnerabilities and attack vectors associated with web applications.
  • Gain knowledge of secure web application architecture design and secure coding practices.
  • Develop skills in identifying and mitigating advanced web application attacks, including XSS, CSRF, SQL injection, and file inclusion.
  • Learn techniques for conducting web application vulnerability assessments and penetration testing.
  • Acquire knowledge of secure coding techniques and best practices to prevent common web application vulnerabilities.
  • Understand the role of web application firewalls (WAFs) and security headers in enhancing web application security.
  • Learn about securing APIs and web services, including authentication, data transmission, and abuse prevention.
  • Develop an understanding of secure web application deployment, operations, monitoring, and incident response.

Course Outline: 

Introduction to Web Application Security

  • Importance of web application security
  • Common web application vulnerabilities and attack vectors
  • Web application security standards and frameworks

Web Application Architecture and Security Design

  • Understanding web application components and their security implications
  • Secure coding practices for web applications
  • Authentication and access control mechanisms
  • Secure session management and user privacy

Advanced Web Application Attacks

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks
  • SQL Injection and Command Injection attacks
  • Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) and XML External Entity (XXE) attacks
  • File inclusion and directory traversal attacks

Web Application Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing

  • Mapping web application architecture and attack surface
  • Manual and automated vulnerability scanning
  • Exploiting vulnerabilities and assessing impact
  • Reporting and remediation recommendations

Secure Coding Techniques and Best Practices

  • Input validation and output encoding
  • Secure error handling and logging
  • Secure file handling and data storage
  • Protecting against injection attacks and insecure direct object references

Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) and Security Headers

  • Introduction to WAFs and their role in web application security
  • Configuring and managing WAFs
  • Implementing security headers for enhanced protection

Secure APIs and Web Services

  • API security considerations and best practices
  • Authentication and authorization mechanisms for APIs
  • Secure data transmission and validation
  • Rate limiting and API abuse prevention

Secure Web Application Deployment and Operations

  • Secure configuration and hardening of web servers
  • Secure deployment practices and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD)
  • Monitoring and incident response for web application security incidents
  • Secure web application patching and vulnerability management

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