• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Vulnerabilities vary by architecture and family of processor. Recognizing the processor implementations and the differences that lead to an exploit is essential. In this course, you'll explore different classes of vulnerabilities based on the computing environment.

You'll learn about the architectural differences and system implementations that lead to race conditions, shellcode and out-of-order execution vulnerabilities. You'll explore mitigations and protections to prevent stack smashing, use-after-free, and integer vulnerabilities. Next, you'll examine contemporary exploits such as Spectre and Meltdown and mitigations provided by Write XOR Execute (W^X). Finally, you'll investigate protections to prevent privileged escalation and exploiting processes and tasks.

Learning Objectives

{"discover the key concepts covered in this course"}

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

  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Systems Administration
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management