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Software Programming Fundamentals: Software Security Best Practices


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Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
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Overview/Description
Security is a major concern when designing and developing a software application. In this course, you'll learn the best practices for implementing security within your applications. This includes handling authentication and passwords, validating data, handling and logging errors, ensuring file and database security, and managing memory.

Target Audience
This path is targeted toward managers and developers wishing to learn the best practices used in the design and development of software applications. Working knowledge of the software creation process and software programming may be beneficial.

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
2.0

Lesson Objectives

Software Programming Fundamentals: Software Security Best Practices

  • start the course
  • identify the goal of application security and the need to consider security issues in the design and development of software applications
  • list the guidelines for implementing security in your software development process
  • recognize the various ways that your application can develop security problems
  • identify the possible consequences of security problems
  • identify the importance of data validation within your application
  • describe the main functions that your data validation should perform on input data
  • recognize code that follows best practices for validating input data
  • identify the importance of validating and encoding output data returned from your application
  • recognize code that follows best practices for validating output data
  • recognize the importance of implementing authentication within your application and how it relates to security issues
  • identify the various resources requiring authentication and potential associated security issues
  • identify best practices for implementing authentication within your application
  • recognize best practices for creating secure passwords
  • recognize best practices for allowing users to change or recover passwords
  • identify best practices for managing and maintaining passwords
  • describe best practices for safely and securely handling errors in your application
  • list information contained in logs and how to securely handle the log files your application generates
  • identify best practices for securing data that is accessible by your application
  • describe best practices for securing the uploading of files from within your application
  • describe best practices for securing database access from your application
  • identify best practices your application should use for managing memory
  • list the best practices for creating secure applications
  • Course Number:
    sd_spfm_a03_it_enus