Special courses

- Duration: 3 days

- Audience: Developers, Managers, Professionals

Short description

Migrating to the cloud introduces immense benefits for companies and individuals in terms of efficiency and costs. With respect to security, the effects are quite diverse, but it is a common perception that using cloud services impacts security in a positive manner. Opinions, however, diverge many times even on defining who is responsible for ensuring the security of cloud resources.

Covering IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, first the security of the infrastructure is discussed: hardening and configuration issues as well as various solutions for authentication and authorization alongside identity management that should be at the core of all security architecture. This is followed by some basics regarding legal and contractual issues, namely how trust is established and governed in the cloud.

The journey through cloud security continues with understanding cloud-specific threats and the attackers’ goals and motivations as well as typical attack steps taken against cloud solutions. Special focus is also given to auditing the cloud and providing security evaluation of cloud solutions on all levels, including penetration testing and vulnerability analysis.

The focus of the course is on application security issues, dealing both with data security and the security of the applications themselves. From the standpoint of application security, cloud computing security is not substantially different than general software security, and therefore basically all OWASP-enlisted vulnerabilities are relevant in this domain as well. It is the set of threats and risks that makes the difference, and thus the training is concluded with the enumeration of various cloud-specific attack vectors connected to the weaknesses discussed beforehand.

  • IT security and secure coding

  • Cloud security basics

  • Threats and risks in the clouds

  • Cloud security solutions

  • Practical cryptography

  • Web application security

  • Denial of service

  • Input validation

  • Data security in the cloud

  • Security audit in the cloud

  • Dynamic security testing

  • Securing the cloud environment

  • Knowledge sources

participants attending this course will
  • Understand basic concepts of security, IT security and secure coding

  • Understand major threats and risks in the cloud domain

  • Learn about elementary cloud security solutions

  • Understand security concepts of Web services

  • Learn about XML security

  • Have a practical understanding of cryptography

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

  • Learn about denial of service attacks and protections

  • Learn typical input validation mistakes

  • Understand data security challenges in the cloud

  • Learn about NoSQL security

  • Learn about MongoDB security

  • Understand the challenges of auditing and evaluating cloud systems for security

  • Learn how to secure the cloud environment and infrastructure

  • Learn how to set up and operate the deployment environment securely

  • Get sources and further readings on secure coding practices

- Duration: 1 days

- Audience: Developers, Managers

Short description

The course introduces some common security concepts, gives an overview about the nature of the vulnerabilities regardless of the used programming languages and platforms, and explains how to handle the risks that apply regarding software security in the various phases of the software development lifecycle. Without going deeply into technical details, it highlights some of the most interesting and most aching vulnerabilities in various software development technologies, and presents the challenges of security testing, along with some techniques and tools that one can apply to find any existing problems in their code.

  • Agenda

  • IT security and secure coding

  • Security challenges of various platforms – highlights –

  • Challenges of security testing

  • Principles of security and secure coding

  • Knowledge sources

participants attending this course will
  • Understand basic concepts of security, IT security and secure coding

  • Understand Web vulnerabilities both on server and client side

  • Realize the severe consequences of unsecure buffer handling

  • Be informated about some recent vulnerabilities in development environments and frameworks

  • Learn about typical coding mistakes and how to avoid them

  • Understand security testing approaches and methodologies

  • Get sources and further readings on secure coding practices