• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

In this course, you will learn about best practices for secure scripting in Perl, features of Perl’s taint mode, handling errors in Perl, protecting files, preventing format string and injection vulnerabilities, using regular expressions carefully, and protecting sensitive data in transit with Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Apply file access controls to protect files
  • Set proper default file permissions
  • Canonicalize paths to identify the correct files
  • Describe the basics of fundamental cryptography concepts
  • Make reasonable choices regarding what cryptographic technology to use under specific circumstances
  • Use best practices for hardening the system including built-in Bash security settings
  • Protect sensitive data in transit using up-to-date communication security techniques

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Software Development