Because the Internet is exploding faster than any other business technology, legacy systems in the enterprise are being replaced at a rapid rate. Browser-based applications powered by web servers and backend databases are constantly being evaluated and updated. With every application that an enterprise brings online and each e-business that goes live, malicious hackers are waiting to attack. This ultimate web security class provides security professionals and application designers with the knowledge and tools to recognize vulnerabilities, develop countermeasures, and perform ongoing assessments of web security. In a hands-on setting, instructors provide demonstrations on how attackers can access sensitive corporate information with little more than a web browser.
Web Application Firewall (ModSecurity) :
Did you know that almost 73 per cent of organizations have faced cyber attacks in the past 2 years. Web applications seem to be the weak link in any organization's IT security. Loopholes in web application security become the number one cause for the company's vulnerability to malicious hackers. This can be attributed to the fact that very few organizations take precautionary measures to secure or test their web applications. Employing a Web Application Firewall might possibly be the best thing to do in such cases.
A web application firewall refers to a filter, a server plug-in or an appliance which applies certain rules in an HTTP conversation. About 69% of organizations use network firewall rules to cover general attacks such as SQL injections and Cross Site Scripting (XSS). Customizing these rules to your web applications can greatly help in several threats getting identified and then blocked, so that your network is tightly secure at all times.
ModSecurity is one such web application firewall which is one of the most widely used and trusted firewalls. It offers protection from various forms of attacks using mechanisms like real time analysis, logging and monitoring. ModSecurity rules tend to detect most of the rampant web attacks. If you're new to ModSecurity, these rules can be an apt starting point for you. The console of ModSecurity creates a centralized system for different instances to report alerts and logs to. ModSecurity profiler analyzes the traffic of web applications to create profiles for implementing a robust security model.
Advanced Web Application Security Testing :
With the increasing complexity of web Application nowadays, it is getting harder to manage applications from the security angle. Loopholes in such web applications have cost millions of dollars resulting from online frauds and scams. To manage information security risk, organizations follow the OWASP standard. This advanced course in security testing will help IT professionals understand and implement measures to address security issues of their web applications.
The prime objective of this web security course is to train professionals in the OWASP Testing Framework, which allows them to build and deploy testing processes on their own. Knowledge of the framework will help their organizations in testing web applications to build a secure and reliable network.
Web Application Hacking Tutorial Hands-on Lab :
Web application security is difficult to learn and practice. Not many people have full blown web applications like online book stores or online banks that can be used to scan for vulnerabilities. In addition, security professionals frequently need to test tools against a platform known to be vulnerable to ensure that they perform as advertised. All of this needs to happen in a safe and legal environment. A project “WebGoat” was initiated keeping this need in mind. WebGoat is the most widely used web application security training platform. This boot camp gives you hands-on with the WebGoat lessons.