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About the Course

This course will help you build a foundation of some of the fundamental concepts in secure programming. We will learn about the concepts of threat modeling and cryptography and you'll be able to start to create threat models, and think critically about the threat models created by other people. We'll learn the basics of applying cryptography, such as encryption and secure hashing. We'll learn how attackers can exploit application vulnerabilities through the improper handling user-controlled data. We'll gain a fundamental understanding of injection problems in web applications, including the three most common types of injection problems: SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and command injection. We'll also cover application authentication and session management where authentication is a major component of a secure web application and session management is the other side of the same coin, since the authenticated state of user requests need to be properly handled and run as one session. We'll learn about sensitive data exposure issues and how you can help protect your customer's data. We'll cover how to effectively store password-related information, and not to store the actual plaintext passwords. We'll participate in coding assignment that will help you to better understand the mechanisms for effectively storing password-related information. Along the way, we’ll discuss ways of watching out for and mitigating these issues and be able have some fun and exploit two different vulnerabilities in a web application that was designed to be vulnerable, called WebGoat....

Top reviews


May 2, 2020

Instructor is very knowledgeable. Content was fantastic & modern. Quizzes weren't easy & really enforced the course content. My favorite course so far of the 4 part series.


May 15, 2020

The course is really great and got to learn new & interesting concepts except that the webgoat installation tutorial/document is not up to date.

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By Shyam R

Jun 18, 2020

Perfect Course learn about mitigating vulnerabilities!

By Ajith G N

May 15, 2020

Excellent course material and equally good delivery.

By Howard S

Nov 19, 2019

Build practical foundation for application security


Sep 25, 2020

It Helped me alot this is best course 😊

By Andrea G

Oct 6, 2021

Wonderful class! Amazing teacher :)

By Derbazi M

Jul 1, 2023

super hard but worth it

By Dr V C S

Apr 30, 2020

Very informative course


Mar 16, 2022

un curso muy completo.

By Daniel F O D

Aug 19, 2021

Excellent Course!


Jul 7, 2022

Very informative

By Miguel A C L

Nov 16, 2020

It's great theme


Apr 28, 2022

Excelente curso

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Nov 16, 2020

Good one

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By Christoffer L

Sep 15, 2020

First week very theoretical, while the last three becomes more practical. I did however feel like I learnt something that I could use in everyday life. The additional resources and reading is really nice, though you might want to check up on the current OWASP top 10, since this course is from 2017.

By Wilco K

Oct 27, 2020

Excellent course with a broad coverage of all the aspects involved in Application Security, clearly explained and the peer graded labs were fun to do!

By Edinson G

Jun 28, 2021

Excelente curso, lo único que mejoraría es que para el último ejercicio, indicaran claramente en que versión de Java se debe hacer.

By Daniel d J

Oct 6, 2022

A good overview of the fundmentals are provided

By Kevin P

Jul 20, 2020

Really awesome to learn about vulnerabilities.

By Dr. D R

Apr 13, 2020

I was excellent

By Paramananda M

Nov 8, 2020


By hassan r

Jan 10, 2024

not properly guide about lab and assignments