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Cyber Secure Coder (Exam CSC-110)

Course Code

TO315

Duration

3 Days

This course presents secure programming concepts that apply to many different types of software development projects. While this course uses Python, HTML, and JavaScript to demonstrate various programming concepts, you do not need to have experience in these languages to benefit from this course. However, you should have some programming experience, whether it be developing desktop, mobile, web, or cloud applications.
This course presents an approach for dealing with security and privacy throughout the entire software development lifecycle. You will learn about vulnerabilities that undermine security, and how to identify and remediate them in your own projects. You will learn general strategies for dealing with security defects and misconfiguration, how to design software to deal with the human element in security, and how to incorporate security into all phases of development.
This course is designed for software developers, testers, and architects who design and develop software in various programming languages and platforms including desktop, web, cloud, and mobile, and who want to improve their ability to deliver software that is of high quality, particularly regarding security and privacy.

In this course, participants will:

  • Identify the need for security in your software projects
  • Eliminate vulnerabilities within software
  • Use a Security by Design approach to design a secure architecture for your software
  • Implement common protections to protect users and data
  • Apply various testing methods to find and correct security defects in your software
  • Maintain deployed software to ensure ongoing security
Lesson 1: Identifying the Need for Security in Your Software Projects
Topic A: Identify Security Requirements and Expectations
Topic B: Identify Factors That Undermine Software Security
Topic C: Find Vulnerabilities in Your Software
Topic D: Gather Intelligence on Vulnerabilities and Exploits

Lesson 2: Handling Vulnerabilities
Topic A: Handle Vulnerabilities Due to Software Defects and Misconfiguration
Topic B: Handle Vulnerabilities Due to Human Factors
Topic C: Handle Vulnerabilities Due to Process Shortcomings

Lesson 3: Designing for Security
Topic A: Apply General Principles for Secure Design
Topic B: Design Software to Counter Specific Threats

Lesson 4: Developing Secure Code
Topic A: Follow Best Practices for Secure Coding
Topic B: Prevent Platform Vulnerabilities
Topic C: Prevent Privacy Vulnerabilities

Lesson 5: Implementing Common Protections
Topic A: Limit Access Using Login and User Roles
Topic B: Protect Data in Transit and At Rest
Topic C: Implement Error Handling and Logging
Topic D: Protect Sensitive Data and Functions
Topic E: Protect Database Access

Lesson 6: Testing Software Security
Topic A: Perform Security Testing
Topic B: Analyze Code to find Security Problems
Topic C: Use Automated Testing Tools to Find Security Problems

Lesson 7: Maintaining Security in Deployed Software
Topic A: Monitor and Log Applications to Support Security
Topic B: Maintain Security after Deployment

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to Cyber Secure Coder (Exam CSC-110)
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