• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

In this 13-video course, learners will discover techniques used to perform software security assessments and testing, including components of a security assessment, test strategy approaches, security control and software testing, and the security management process. Key concepts covered in this course include the major components of a security assessment and test strategies approaches; security control review methods including log and code reviews; and how to recognize security control testing mechanisms such as code testing. Next, learn the importance of a security management process and its common functions; learn steps to take to properly test software to ensure that it is secure; and learn methods to detect potential software vulnerabilities. Then learn common software vulnerabilities such as buffer overflow and injection flaws; learn how to avoid common software vulnerabilities by using secure coding techniques; and explore steps and techniques to analyze risk. Finally, learn about penetration testing and its purpose; and learn microservices, a mini-application that focuses on a specific task, and application programming interfaces (APIs) and highlight security concerns associated with each.

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

  • Cyber Operational Planning
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Software Development
  • Strategic Planning and Policy
  • Systems Analysis
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Threat Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management