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Secure Software Development Training

Secure software development is a practice to ensure that the code and processes that go into developing software applications are as secure as possible.

Secure development entails the utilization of several processes, including the implementation of a Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) and secure coding itself.

Secure software development is crucial because a defective software can have very dire consequences to any business organization or system. The costs of detecting such malicious attacks and remediation of the damages can be significantly reduced if standards are adhered to and professional steps taken in the early stages of the software development life cycle.

Secure software development is often associated with DevSecOps. Security is baked into the code from inception rather than addressed after testing reveals critical product flaws.

In fact, security becomes part of the planning phase, incorporated long before a single line of code is written.

In the past, security was viewed as an impediment to innovation and creativity by developers that creates delays in getting the product to market. However, the general consensus now is that this thinking hurts a business’s bottom line, as it’s six times more costly to fix a bug during implementation and 15 times more expensive during testing than to fix the same bug during design.

In order to avoid past mistakes, most organizations now have secure software development policies. These are generally guidelines detailing the practices and procedures an organization should follow to decrease the risk of vulnerabilities during software development.

Additionally, the policy should provide detailed instruction on viewing, assessing, and demonstrating security through each phase of the SDLC, including risk management approaches.

Analysts contend that a secure software development policy also needs to discuss the necessary processes for protecting software. One of the most critical—separation of development, testing, and operational environments—breeds autonomy while preventing test bias and unauthorized code changes.

Access control, another essential process, ensures employees can only access job-relevant data. Finally, version control is a helpful process to track all sources and times of code alteration.

One of the keys of secure software development is input data validation, the process of ensuring that input data is accurate and complies with the requirement of the input field.

All data originating from outside the software, whether from clients’ or other interface applications, must always be treated as questionable. Issues arising from vulnerabilities at input are carried through the system to output.

Equally important is the encoding of data before execution. One of the vulnerabilities that facilitate many injection attacks is when the database is not adequately isolated from the running code.

Though isolation may curtail, to some extent, some of these attacks, a better standard security measure is to encode data, making it safe before it is used. Encoded data is transformed into unrecognizable executable statements before being passed to the respective interpreter.

Secure Software Development Training by Tonex

Secure Software Development Training is a 3-day hands-on training course. Participants will learn techniques and guidelines for developing secure software. Best industry practices are discusses to prevent security vulnerabilities in web-based, mobile, common business applications, enterprise, defense and embedded software systems. Secure Software Development Training course contains a mix of lecture, case studies, workshops and hands-on exercises that emphasize secure application and software development.

Topics Include:

  • Application Security Fundamentals
  • Application Vulnerabilities
  • Secure Application Development
  • App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation
  • Secure DevOps
  • Cloud Security and DevSecOps Automation
  • Database Security
  • Mobile App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation Techniques
  • Mobile Application Security
  • Android Development, Exploitation, and Reversing
  • iOS Development, Exploitation, and Reversing
  • Developing Secure Standalone and Desktop Java Applications
  • Embedded Software Security
  • Secure Coding
  • Secure JEE Web Services Application Development
  • Secure Programming in C and C++
  • Secure Web Application Development
  • Securing Java Web Applications
  • Web Application Security
  • Agile Software Development Lifecycle
  • Automated Code Testing
  • Software DAST Assessment
  • JavaScript Security


Secure Software Development Training

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