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Foundations of Programming: Web Security
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Foundations of Programming: Web Security

with Kevin Skoglund

Video: Introduction

My name is Kevin Skoglund. Let's get started learning about web security.
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  1. 53s
    1. Introduction
      53s
  2. 22m 50s
    1. What is security?
      2m 26s
    2. Why security matters
      4m 14s
    3. What is a hacker?
      6m 4s
    4. Total security is unachievable
      3m 22s
    5. Get in the security mind-set
      3m 19s
    6. Write a security policy
      3m 25s
  3. 22m 29s
    1. Least privilege
      3m 53s
    2. Simple is more secure
      2m 35s
    3. Never trust users
      3m 23s
    4. Expect the unexpected
      1m 53s
    5. Defense in depth
      2m 30s
    6. Security through obscurity
      2m 41s
    7. Blacklisting and whitelisting
      3m 6s
    8. Map exposure points and data passageways
      2m 28s
  4. 38m 0s
    1. Regulating requests
      2m 37s
    2. Validating input
      7m 15s
    3. Sanitizing data
      7m 35s
    4. Labeling variables
      2m 15s
    5. Keeping code private
      4m 16s
    6. Keeping credentials private
      5m 46s
    7. Keeping error messages vague
      2m 34s
    8. Smart logging
      5m 42s
  5. 52m 51s
    1. Cross-site scripting (XSS)
      4m 54s
    2. Cross-site request forgery (CSRF)
      6m 26s
    3. SQL injection
      6m 33s
    4. URL manipulation
      5m 33s
    5. Faked requests and forms
      5m 16s
    6. Cookie visibility and theft
      3m 49s
    7. Session hijacking
      6m 22s
    8. Session fixation
      3m 4s
    9. Remote system execution
      3m 6s
    10. File-upload abuse
      2m 20s
    11. Denial of service
      5m 28s
  6. 45m 43s
    1. Password encryption
      4m 12s
    2. Salting passwords
      5m 33s
    3. Password requirements
      3m 18s
    4. Brute-force attacks
      8m 32s
    5. Using SSL for login
      5m 9s
    6. Protecting cookies
      2m 34s
    7. Regulating access privileges
      4m 11s
    8. Handling forgotten passwords
      5m 59s
    9. Multi-factor authentication
      6m 15s
  7. 30m 7s
    1. Credit card payments
      5m 36s
    2. Regular expression flaws
      5m 2s
    3. Conversions and transformations
      2m 7s
    4. Buffer overflows
      2m 30s
    5. Source code managers
      5m 9s
    6. Database security
      4m 58s
    7. Server security
      4m 45s
  8. 46s
    1. Goodbye
      46s

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3h 33m Beginner Feb 19, 2014

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Learn about the most important security concerns when developing websites, and what you can do to keep your servers, software, and data safe from harm. Instructor Kevin Skoglund explains what motivates hackers and their most common methods of attacks, and then details the techniques and mindset needed to craft solutions for these web security challenges. Learn the eight fundamental principles that underlie all security efforts, the importance of filtering input and controlling output, and smart strategies for encryption and user authentication. Kevin also covers special considerations when it comes to credit cards, regular expressions, source code managers, and databases.

This course is great for developers who want to secure their client's websites, and for anyone else who wants to learn more about web security.

Topics include:
  • Why security matters
  • What is a hacker?
  • How to write a security policy
  • Cross-site scripting (XSS)
  • Cross-site request forgery (CSRF)
  • SQL injection
  • Session hijacking and fixation
  • Passwords and encryption
  • Secure credit card payments
Subjects:
Developer Web Development
Author:
Kevin Skoglund

Introduction

My name is Kevin Skoglund. Welcome to Foundations of Programming: Web Security. In this course, we're going to learn the fundamentals of web security. We will begin with an overview of security. As well as to learn about different types of hackers, and what motivates them. We will cover eight fundamental security principles, which can be applied to any context. We will learn how to filter input to protect your website, as well as how to be smart about the data that you output.

We will walk through the techniques behind the most common attacks on your server, and learn solutions that can protect against them. We will learn the best practices to use for implementing user logins to password-protected areas. We will discover how to be smart about security when working with credit card payments, regular expressions, source code managers, and databases. Let's get started learning about web security.

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