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The [course_title] course covers the fundamental security principles of the web. You will explore the most common attacks along with the fundamental countermeasures that every web application should implement. You will be introduced to the threats that modern web application face and the best ways for securing web applications.

The purpose of the course is to help you to build better and more secure applications.

Assessment

This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.

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Course Credit: KU Leuven University 

Course Curriculum

IS SECURITY AN ILLUSION?
The Web Security Fundamentals course 00:03:00
The Terrifying State of Affairs 00:05:00
Why Everybody is a Target 00:05:00
Approaching Security from the ground up 00:06:00
Browser Security Concepts 00:05:00
Cookies 00:05:00
Towards Client-centric Security 00:05:00
Recap and Conclusion 00:03:00
SECURING THE COMMUNICATION CHANNEL
Towards Secure Communication 00:02:00
The Dangers of an Unprotected Channel 00:14:00
The Recent Push for HTTPS 00:07:00
Security Properties of HTTPS 00:06:00
Keys, Certificates and Ciphers 00:06:00
Common Misconceptions about HTTPS 00:03:00
Perfect Forward Secrecy 00:05:00
Dealing with Mixed Content 00:07:00
Partial HTTPS Deployments are not the Answer 00:02:00
Redirecting HTTP to HTTPS 00:05:00
Enabling Strict Transport Security 00:07:00
Practical Deployment scenarios 00:00:00
Analyzing the Trust Model Mehind HTTPS 00:06:00
The Fragility of the Certificate Ecosystem 00:03:00
Certificate Transparency 00:07:00
Recap and Conclusion 00:03:00
PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS
Access Control in Web Applications 00:02:00
Introducing State into your Application 00:05:00
The Truth about Passwords 00:06:00
Insecure Password Storage 00:06:00
Secure Password Storage 00:05:00
Preventing Enumeration Attacks 00:07:00
Beyond Password-based Authentication 00:07:00
Server-side Session Management 00:05:00
Securing Session Cookies 00:06:00
Alternative Session Management Mechanisms 00:05:00
Authorization throughout your application 00:10:00
Intentional and Unintentional Requests 00:06:00
Direct Access to Objects 00:05:00
Recap and Conclusion 00:03:00
SECURELY HANDLING UNTRUSTED DATA
The Problem with Untrusted Data 00:03:00
The Root Cause of Injection Attacks 00:04:00
A Decade of Mitigating Injection 00:14:00
Command Injection Vulnerabilities 00:03:00
Preventing Command Injection 00:04:00
SQL Injection 00:05:00
Preventing SQL Injection 00:04:00
Traditional XSS Attacks 00:06:00
Common Defenses Against XSS Attacks 00:07:00
DOM-based XSS Attacks 00:05:00
Alternative Injection Attack Vectors 00:06:00
HTML5 Sandboxing 00:05:00
Content Security Policy 00:07:00
Recap and Conclusion 00:03:00
Conclusion 00:03:00
Assessment
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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