OWASP Top 10 - A04:2021 - Insecure Design

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The OWASP Top 10 features the most critical web application security vulnerabilities. In this part, A04: Insecure Design, you'll take advice from a trusted offensive security professional on how to use threat modeling and other techniques to protect your organization against critical design flaws that adversaries could exploit.

Time
1 hour 33 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
2
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Course Description

Our newest OWASP courses contain exclusive content updates for the September 2021 version of the OWASP Top 10 list.

OWASP Top 10 - A04:2021 - Insecure Design

In the A04: Insecure Design course, you’ll be introduced to this new category on the OWASP Top 10 list. If systems and applications are not secure by design, then the door is wide open for adversaries to use Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) to steal data and compromise accounts. Gain insights into how developers and security professionals should work together to design secure applications using threat modeling.

Security engineers, practitioners, and managers must understand and communicate to organizational stakeholders how multifactor authentication security compares to that of knowledge-based authentication through security questions. This course will help you think like an adversary and develop strategic plans for security design. Learn how to apply best practices from the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and OWASP Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM) into your security design plans.

Who should take this course?

Our OWASP Top 10 course is designed for an intermediate-level learner, someone who is a seasoned offensive security professional, SOC analyst, or Windows system administrator who wants to know how to exploit and protect against the latest vulnerabilities impacting enterprise systems.

What are the prerequisites for this course?

You will gain the most benefit from this course if you have a basic understanding of: web applications, programming languages, web browsers, and web application hacking.

Why should I take this course?

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a non-profit organization focused on web security. The OWASP Top 10 features the most critical web application security vulnerabilities. Our course gives you the knowledge needed to identify, exploit, and offer remediation suggestions for these vulnerabilities.

What makes this course different from other courses on similar topics?

This course is available on the Cybrary platform in a series of installments. Along with an introductory module, each of the subsequent 10 modules are contained separately as installments of the course series. The multimodal design allows for more self-paced, customizable learning. Our on-demand format affords you the flexibility to learn at your own pace.

This course was developed by Clint Kehr, who is a senior technical manager for a financial services company’s Responsible Disclosure Team, where he interacts with ethical hackers who find vulnerabilities in the company’s infrastructure. Clint is a former Special Agent with the Department of Justice where he specialized in internet investigations and conducted numerous cases on cyber threat actors on the surface, deep, and dark web, resulting in Clint earning the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award. Clint has trained over 1,000 law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and civilians on the dark web and dark market websites. Clint has a master’s degree in intelligence studies from American Military University where he graduated with honors and also has a master’s degree in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University where he graduated with highest distinction. As a former Navy Reserve Officer, Clint served in many roles, such as a division officer and department head for commands in the information warfare community.

Why should I take this course on Cybrary and not somewhere else?

Cybrary is the first cybersecurity education platform to release exclusive, updated course content for the new OWASP Top 10 list that was released on September 24th, 2021. The list has been significantly revised since the release of the last 2017 top 10 list, as the new list combines, reorders, and adds new web application vulnerabilities. OWASP has focused on more data-centered research in their creation of the new top 10 list.

This Cybrary OWASP Top 10 (2021) course includes:

  • Engaging video overview lessons that summarize each category and list of CVEs covered, as well as describe how the category in the 2021 list is distinctive from how the category was presented in the 2017 list
  • Written scenarios that highlight the relevance of the OWASP Top 10 web application vulnerabilities in real-world ransomware attacks and data breaches, including the 2021 Colonial Pipeline Hack and the 2017 Equifax Breach. You will gain insights of the history and significance of these incidents.