Web Application Security Testing

 

Testing plays a very important role in ensuring security and robustness of web applications. Various approaches – from high level auditing through penetration testing to ethical hacking – can be applied to find vulnerabilities of different types. However if you want to go beyond the easy-to-find low-hanging fruits, security testing should be well planned and properly executed. Remember: security testers should ideally find all bugs to protect a system, while for adversaries it is enough to find one exploitable vulnerability to penetrate into it.

 

Attending this course will prepare software testers to adequately plan and precisely execute security tests, select and use the most appropriate tools and techniques to find even hidden security flaws. Practical exercises will help understanding web application vulnerabilities and mitigation techniques, together with hands-on trials of various testing tools from security scanners, through sniffers, proxy servers, fuzzing tools to static source code analyzers, this course gives the essential practical skills that can be applied on the next day at the workplace.

 

Audience

Web Application Testers

 

Course Objectives

Participants attending this course will:

§ Understand basic concepts of security, IT security and secure coding

§ Learn Web vulnerabilities beyond OWASP Top Ten and know how to avoid them

§ Learn client-side vulnerabilities and secure coding practices

§ Understand security testing approaches and methodologies

§ Get practical knowledge in using security testing techniques and tools

§ Learn how to handle vulnerabilities in the used platforms, frameworks and libraries

§ Get sources and further readings on secure coding practices

 

Prerequisites

Basic Web application development and testing

 

Outline

§ IT security and secure coding

§ Web application security

§ Client-side security

§ Security testing

§ Security testing techniques

§ Deployment environment

§ Knowledge sources

 

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