• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

This course provides a high-level overview of secure software concepts for web applications including application security and security best practices.

  • Upon successful completion of this course, you should have the knowledge and skills required to:
  • Understand the root causes of application weaknesses
  • Realize the importance of encrypting data
  • Ensure input is properly validated
  • Reduce your application's overall attack surface
  • How to implement a security strategy based on your organization’s risk.
  • Learning Objectives

    After successfully completing this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills to:

    • Describe the current threat landscape
    • Identify several common security vulnerabilities
    • Identify resources for evaluating and mitigating common security risks
    • Identify security-related tasks for each stage in a secure software development lifecycle
    • Identify resources for implementing a security strategy
    • Describe several security best practices

    Framework Connections

    The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.