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Home > Training > Java, Java EE and Frameworks > Securing Java / Java EE Web Applications Training

Securing Java / Java EE Web Applications Training

Course#: TP2510

In this 4 day course, you will examine best practices for defensively coding JEE web applications, including XML processing and web services. You will repeatedly attack and then defend various assets associated with a fully functional web application. This hands-on approach drives home the mechanics of how to secure Java EE web applications in the most practical of terms.

PCI Compliant Developer Training: Version 3.0 of the Payment Card Information Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) have placed an increased emphasis on information security training and awareness. This class can help meet the annual training requirements for your developers and vendors. This secure coding training addresses common coding vulnerabilities in software development processes.

 
Topics
 
  • Security Misconceptions
  • Security Concepts
  • Web Vulnerabilities
  • Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Injection
  • Spoofing, CSRF, and Redirects
  • OWASP Top Ten
  • Cryptography Overview
  • Best Practices
  • Defending XML
  • Defending Web Services
  • Defending Rich Interfaces and REST

Practical work
  Throughout the course students will be led through a series of progressively advanced topics, where each topic consists of lecture, group discussion, comprehensive hands-on lab exercises, and lab review. This course is "skills-centric", designed to train attendees in essential secure coding and development skills, coupling the most current, effective techniques and best practices with the soundest coding practices.

This course is about 50% hands-on lab and 50% lecture, with extensive programming exercises designed to reinforce fundamental skills and concepts learned in the lessons. Our courses include ample materials and labs to ensure all students are either appropriately challenged, or assisted, at all times - no matter their skill level.


What you will learn
  After completing this course, the student should be able to:
  • Potential sources for untrusted data
  • Consequences for not properly handling untrusted data such as denial of service, cross-site scripting, and injections
  • Test web applications with various attack techniques to determine the existence of and effectiveness of layered defenses
  • Prevent and defend the many potential vulnerabilities associated with untrusted data
  • Vulnerabilities of associated with authentication and authorization
  • Detect, attack, and implement defenses for authentication and authorization functionality and services
  • Dangers and mechanisms behind Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and Injection attacks
  • Detect, attack, and implement defenses against XSS and Injection attacks
  • Concepts and terminology behind defensive, secure, coding
  • Threat Modeling as a tool in identifying software vulnerabilities based on realistic threats against assets
  • Perform both static code reviews and dynamic application testing to uncover vulnerabilities in Java-based web applications
  • Design and develop strong, robust authentication and authorization implementations within the context of JEE
  • Fundamentals of XML Digital Signature and XML Encryption as well as how they are used within the web services arena
  • Detect, attack, and implement defenses for XML-based services and functionality
  • Techniques and measures that can used to harden web and application servers as well as other components in your infrastructure

Audience
 

Developers who wish to develop secure Java web applications


Prerequisites
 
  • Familiarity with Java and Java EE is required
  • Programming experience is highly recommended
  • At least six months of Java and Java EE working knowledge recommended

Duration
  Four days.

Outline of TP2510 Securing Java / Java EE Web Applications Training

1. Introduction: Misconceptions

  • Security: The Complete Picture
  • TJX: Anatomy of a Disaster?
  • Causes of Data Breaches
  • Heartland - Slipping Past PCI Compliance
  • Target's Painful Christmas
  • Meaning of Being Compliant
  • Verizon's 2013 Data Breach Report

2. Foundation

  • Security Concepts
    • Motivations: Costs and Standards
    • Open Web Application Security Project
    • Web Application Security Consortium
    • CERT Secure Coding Standards
    • Assets are the Targets
    • Security Activities Cost Resources
    • Threat Modeling
    • System/Trust Boundaries
  • Principles of Information Security
    • Security Is a Lifecycle Issue
    • Minimize Attack Surface Area
    • Layers of Defense: Tenacious D
    • Compartmentalize
    • Consider All Application States
    • Do Not Trust the Untrusted

3. Vulnerabilities

  • Unvalidated Input
    • Buffer Overflows
    • Integer Arithmetic Vulnerabilities
    • Unvalidated Input: From the Web
    • Defending Trust Boundaries
    • Whitelisting vs Blacklisting
  • Overview of Regular Expressions
    • Regular Expressions
    • Working With Regexes in Java
    • Applying Regular Expressions
  • Broken Access Control
    • Access Control Issues
    • Excessive Privileges
    • Insufficient Flow Control
    • Unprotected URL/Resource Access
    • Examples of Shabby Access Control
    • Session and Session Management
  • Broken Authentication
    • Broken Quality/DoS
    • Authentication Data
    • Username/Password Protection
    • Exploits Magnify Importance
    • Handling Passwords on Server Side
    • Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
    • Persistent XSS
    • Reflective XSS
    • Best Practices for Untrusted Data
  • Injection
    • Injection Flaws
    • SQL Injection Attacks Evolve
    • Drill Down on Stored Procedures
    • Other Forms of Injection
    • Minimizing Injection Flaws
  • Error Handling and Information Leakage
    • Fingerprinting a Web Site
    • Error-Handling Issues
    • Logging In Support of Forensics
    • Solving DLP Challenges
  • Insecure Data Handling
    • Protecting Data Can Mitigate Impact
    • In-Memory Data Handling
    • Secure Pipes
    • Failures in the SSL Framework Are Appearing
  • Insecure Configuration Management
    • System Hardening: IA Mitigation
    • Application Whitelisting
    • Least Privileges
    • Anti-Exploitation
    • Secure Baseline
  • Direct Object Access
    • Dynamic Loading
    • Race Conditions
    • Direct Object References
  • Spoofing, CSRF, and Redirects
    • Name Resolution Vulnerabilities
    • Fake Certs and Mobile Apps
    • Targeted Spoofing Attacks
    • Cross Site Request Forgeries (CSRF)
    • CSRF Defenses are Entirely Server-Side
    • Safe Redirects and Forwards

4. Best Practices

  • Cryptography Overview
    • Strong Encryption
    • Message digests
    • Keys and key management
    • Certificate management
    • Encryption/Decryption
  • Understanding What's Important
    • Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
    • OWASP Top Ten for 2013
    • CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous SW Errors
    • Monster Mitigations
    • Strength Training: Project Teams/Developers
    • Strength Training: IT Organizations

5. Defending XML, Services, and Rich Interfaces

  • Defending XML
    • XML Signature
    • XML Encryption
    • XML Attacks: Structure
    • XML Attacks: Injection
    • Safe XML Processing
  • Defending Web Services
    • Web Service Security Exposures
    • When Transport-Level Alone is NOT Enough
    • Message-Level Security
    • WS-Security Roadmap
    • XWSS Provides Many Functions
    • Web Service Attacks
    • Web Service Appliance/Gateways
  • Defending Rich Interfaces and REST
    • How Attackers See Rich Interfaces
    • Attack Surface Changes When Moving to Rich Interfaces
    • Bridging and its Potential Problems
    • Three Basic Tenets for Safe Rich Interfaces
    • OWASP REST Security Recommendations
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
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