Comprehensive C# and Web Application Security

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Course Number: SEC-128

Duration: 5 days (32.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Web Application Security Training Overview

Accelebrate's Comprehensive C# and Web Application Security training takes attendees through the common Web application security issues following the OWASP Top Ten and beyond. This security course is taught in C# and discusses core programming issues, including the security pitfalls of the C# language and the ASP.NET framework.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

Objectives

All students will:

  • Get familiar with essential cyber security concepts
  • Understand Web application security issues
  • Gain a detailed analysis of the OWASP Top Ten elements
  • Put Web application security in the context of C#
  • Go beyond the low hanging fruits
  • Manage vulnerabilities in third-party components
  • Identify vulnerabilities and their consequences
  • Learn the security best practices in C#
  • Learn input validation approaches and principles
  • Understand how cryptography can support application security
  • Learn how to use cryptographic APIs correctly in C#
  • Understand security testing methodology and approaches
  • Get familiar with common security testing techniques and tools

Prerequisites

Students should have solid C# and web application development skills.

Outline

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Cyber security basics
  • What is security?
  • Threat and risk
  • Cyber security threat types
  • Consequences of insecure software
Introducing the OWASP Top 10
A1 - Injection
  • Injection principles
  • Injection attacks
  • SQL injection
  • NoSQL injection
  • SQL injection best practices
  • SQL injection protection and ORM
  • Parameter manipulation
  • Code injection
  • Script injection
  • General injection best practices
  • Storing account passwords
  • Password in transit
  • Dictionary attacks and brute forcing
  • Salting
  • Adaptive hash functions for password storage
A2 - Broken Authentication
  • Authentication
  • Password management
  • Session management
  • Using tokens
  • Cookie security
A3 - Sensitive Data Exposure
  • Information exposure
  • Exposure through extracted data and aggregation
  • Case study – Strava data exposure
  • Privacy violation
  • System information leakage
  • Information leakage through side channels
  • Information exposure best practices
A4 - XML External Entities (XXE)
  • DTD and the entities
  • Attribute blowup
  • Entity expansion
  • External Entity Attack (XXE)
A5 - Broken Access Control
  • Access control basics
  • Failure to restrict URL access
  • Confused deputy
  • File upload
A6 - Security Misconfiguration
  • Configuration principles
  • Server misconfiguration
  • ASP.NET and IIS configuration best practices
  • AWS configuration best practices
A7 - Cross-site Scripting (XSS)
  • Cross-site scripting basics
  • Cross-site scripting types
  • XSS protection best practices
A8 - Insecure Deserialization
  • Serialization and deserialization challenges
  • Integrity – deserializing untrusted streams
  • Integrity – deserialization best practices
  • Property Oriented Programming (POP)
A9 - Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities
  • Using vulnerable components
  • Assessing the environment
  • Hardening
  • Untrusted functionality import
  • Importing JavaScript
  • Case study – The British Airways data breach
  • Vulnerability management
A10 - Insufficient Logging & Monitoring
  • Logging and monitoring principles
  • Insufficient logging
  • Case study – Plaintext passwords at Facebook
  • Logging best practices
  • Monitoring best practices
XML Security
  • XML validation
  • XML injection
JSON Security
  • JSON validation
  • JSON injection
  • Dangers of JSONP
  • JSON/JavaScript hijacking
  • Best practices
  • Case study – ReactJS vulnerability in HackerOne
Web Application Security Beyond the Top Ten
  • Client-side security
  • Tabnabbing
  • Reverse tabnabbing
  • Frame sandboxing
API security - Input validation
  • Integer handling problems
  • Open redirects and forwards
  • Files and streams
  • Unsafe reflection
  • Unsafe native code
Time and state
  • Race conditions
Errors
  • Error and exception handling principles
  • Error handling
  • Exception handling
Code quality
  • Code quality and security
  • Data handling
  • Object-oriented programming pitfalls
Denial of Service
  • Flooding
  • Resource exhaustion
  • Sustained client engagement
  • Denial of service problems in C#
  • Infinite loop
  • Economic Denial of Sustainability (EDoS)
  • Denial of service
  • Algorithm complexity issues
Cryptography for Developers
  • Cryptography basics
  • Crypto APIs in C#
Elementary Algorithms
  • Random number generation
  • Hashing
Confidentiality Protection
  • Symmetric encryption
  • Asymmetric encryption
  • Combining symmetric and asymmetric algorithms
  • Key exchange and agreement
Integrity Protection
  • Authenticity and non-repudiation
  • Message Authentication Code (MAC)
  • Digital signature
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Some further key management challenges
  • Certificates
Security testing
  • Security testing methodology
  • Security testing techniques and tools
Conclusion
  • Secure coding principles
  • And now what?

Training Materials:

All secure coding attendees receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

Attendees will not need to install any software on their computer for this class. The class will be conducted in a remote environment that Accelebrate will provide; students will only need a local computer with a web browser with a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.



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