Java and Web Application Security


Course Number: SEC-124

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Java and Web Application Security Training Overview

Accelebrate's Java and Web Application Security course teaches developers common security vulnerabilities in Java applications and how to write hardened, more secure code. Attendees learn the OWASP Top Ten and typical Web vulnerabilities with a focus on how these issues affect Java development. Participants also learn the security pitfalls of the Java language and the runtime environment.

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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

  • Become familiar with essential cyber security concepts
  • Understand how cryptography supports security
  • Use cryptographic APIs correctly in Java
  • Understand web application security issues
  • Analyze the OWASP Top Ten elements
  • Implement web application security in the context of Java
  • Go beyond “low hanging fruit” into more in-depth challenges
  • Manage vulnerabilities in third-party components

Prerequisites

All students must have Java and web development experience.

Outline

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Introduction
Cybersecurity Basics
  • What is security?
  • Threat and risk
  • Cyber security threat types, the CIA triad
  • Consequences of insecure software
The OWASP Top 10 2021
A01: Broken Access Control
  • Access control basics
  • Confused deputy
    • Insecure direct object reference (IDOR)
    • Path traversal
    • Path traversal best practices
    • Authorization bypass through user-controlled keys
  • File upload
    • Unrestricted file upload
    • Good practices
  • Open redirects and forwards
    • Unvalidated redirect at Epic Games
    • Best practices
A02: Cryptographic Failures
  • Information exposure
    • Exposure through extracted data and aggregation
    • Strava data exposure
  • Cryptography for developers
    • Cryptography basics
    • Java Cryptographic Architecture (JCA) in brief
    • Elementary algorithms
    • Confidentiality protection
A03: Injection
  • Injection principles
  • Injection attacks
  • SQL injection
    • SQL injection basics
    • Lab – SQL injection
    • Attack techniques
    • Content-based blind SQL injection
    • Time-based blind SQL injection
  • SQL injection best practices
    • Input validation
    • Parameterized queries
    • Using prepared statements
    • Additional considerations
    • Hacking Fortnite accounts
  • Code injection
    • OS command injection
  • HTML injection – Cross-site scripting (XSS)
    • Cross-site scripting basics
    • Cross-site scripting types
    • Stored XSS
    • Reflected XSS
    • XSS in Fortnite accounts
    • XSS protection best practices
A04: Insecure Design
  • The STRIDE model of threats
  • Secure design principles of Saltzer and Schroeder
    • Economy of mechanism
    • Fail-safe defaults
    • Complete mediation
    • Open design
    • Separation of privilege
    • Least privilege
    • Least common mechanism
    • Psychological acceptability
  • Client-side security
    • Frame sandboxing
A05: Security Misconfiguration
  • Configuration principles
  • XML entities
    • DTD and the entities
    • Entity expansion
    • External Entity Attack (XXE)
A06: Vulnerable and Outdated Components
  • Using vulnerable components
  • Assessing the environment
  • Hardening
  • Untrusted functionality import
  • Vulnerability management
    • Patch management
    • Vulnerability databases
    • Finding vulnerabilities in third-party components
    • DevOps, the build process and CI / CD
    • Dependency checking in Java
    • Detecting vulnerable components
A07: Identification and Authentication Failures
  • Authentication
    • Authentication basics
    • Multi-factor authentication
    • Authentication weaknesses
    • PayPal 2FA bypass
  • Password management
    • Inbound password management
A08: Software and Data Integrity Failures
  • Integrity protection
    • Message Authentication Code (MAC)
    • Digital signature
  • Subresource integrity
    • Importing JavaScript
    • Importing JavaScript
    • The British Airways data breach
  • Insecure deserialization
    • Serialization and deserialization challenges
    • Integrity – deserializing untrusted streams
    • Using readObject
    • Integrity – deserialization best practices
    • Look ahead deserialization
    • Property Oriented Programming (POP)
A09: Security Logging and Monitoring Failures
  • Logging and monitoring principles
  • Insufficient logging
  • Plaintext passwords at Facebook
  • Logging best practices
A10: Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF)
  • Server-side Request Forgery (SSRF)
  • SSRF and the Capital One breach
Conclusion
  • Secure coding principles
    • Principles of robust programming by Matt Bishop
  • And now what?
    • Software security sources and further reading
    • Java resources

Training Materials

All Secure Coding training 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 and a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.



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