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Approx. 13 hours to complete

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What you will learn

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    Practice protecting against various kinds of cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

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    Form plans to mitigate injection vulnerabilities in your web application.

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    Create strategies and controls to provide secure authentication.

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    Examine code to find and patch vulnerable components.

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
7 hours to complete

Setup and Introduction to Cross Site Scripting Attacks

14 videos (Total 89 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
14 videos
Overview of Resources and Tools for This Course4m
Setup and Introduction to Cross-site Scripting1m
Tips and Tricks to Use Git for Course and Project8m
How to Import WebGoat into IDE7m
How to Run WebGoat in a Docker Container5m
Injection Attacks: What They Are and How They Affect Us9m
Cross-site Scripting (XSS), Part 110m
Protecting Against Cross-site Scripting (XSS), Part 29m
Patching Reflected Cross-site Scripting (XSS), Part 36m
Stored Cross-site Scripting (XSS)14m
Dangers of Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Attacks4m
A Note About Finding Lessons on WebGoat32s
Introduction to Labs (Peer Reviewed)2m
3 readings
A Note From UC Davis10m
OWASP Cross Site Scripting Prevention Cheat Sheet1h
Note About Peer Review Assignments10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
7 hours to complete

Injection Attacks

10 videos (Total 80 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Tutorial: Using a Proxy to Intercept Traffic from Client to Servers7m
SQL Syntax and Basics: Putting On the Attacker Hat10m
Solution to SQL Injection Attacks (SQLi)7m
SQL Injection Attacks: Evaluation of Code13m
XML External Entity (XXE) Attacks8m
Demo of an XML External Entity (XXE) Attack to Gain Remote Code Execution (RCE)5m
Evaluation of Code - XXE through a REST Framework8m
Solution: Evaluation of Code - XXE through a REST Framework8m
Patching the XXE Vulnerability9m
2 readings
OWASP SQL Injection Prevention Cheat Sheet45m
OWASP XML External Entity Prevention Cheat Sheet45m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3
6 hours to complete

Authentication and Authorization

12 videos (Total 57 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
Introduction to Authentication Flaws in WebGoat1m
Authentication Bypass Exploit3m
Tips and Tricks for Burp Suite: Use Proxy to Intercept Traffic4m
Solution to Authentication Bypass: Evaluation of Code7m
Finding Vulnerabilities and Logical Flaws in Source Code10m
Introduction to JSON Web Tokens (JWT) and Authentication Bypass49s
Authentication Flaw JSON Web Tokens (JWT)7m
Solution Demo: Exploiting JSON Web Tokens (JWT)8m
Evaluating Code to Find the JSON Web Tokens (JWT) Flaw4m
Hint Video: (JWT) Patching the Vulnerable Code in WebGoat47s
Solution to Patch JWT Flaw6m
2 readings
OWASP Transaction Authorization Cheat Sheet1h
A Beginner's Guide to JWTs in Java'45m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Dangers of Vulnerable Components and Final Project

5 videos (Total 26 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Vulnerable Components (XStream Library)9m
Solution: Fixing Vulnerabilities with XStream11m
Introduction to Labs (Peer Reviewed)2m
Course Summary1m
3 readings
Article: How Hackers Broke Equifax: Exploiting a Patchable Vulnerabil10m
Article: Exploiting OGNL Injection in Apache Struts30m
Note About Peer Review Assignments10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Practice Quiz5m

Instructor

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Joubin Jabbari

Software Security Architect, Financial Industry
Continuing and Professional Education

About University of California, Davis

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About the Secure Coding Practices Specialization

This Specialization is intended for software developers of any level who are not yet fluent with secure coding and programming techniques.Through four courses, you will cover the principles of secure coding, concepts of threat modeling and cryptography and exploit vulnerabilities in both C/C++ and Java languages, which will prepare you to think like a hacker and protect your organizations information. The courses provide ample practice activities including exploiting WebGoat, an OWASP project designed to teach penetration testing....
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