Course details

Securing C/C++ Applications

Securing C/C++ Applications


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level



Overview/Description
Discover how to protect your applications from attacks and bad data! This course shows you how to identify and defend your C/C++ applications from potential risks, and how to control user input to reduce the possibility of bad data entry.

Target Audience
Individuals interested in learning the fundamental concepts of secure programming, or experienced programmers wishing to refresh or improve their skills. Previous programming experience with C/C++ or .NET may be beneficial.

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
1.1

Lesson Objectives

Securing C/C++ Applications

  • start the course
  • identify potential risks to C/C++ UI applications
  • describe what buffer overflows are and how to limit their impact
  • recall how to prevent buffer overflows in C/C++ applications
  • describe what code injection attacks are and how to mitigate them in C/C++ applications
  • identify how to prevent formatted string vulnerabilities
  • recognize how to prevent DLL hijacking in C/C++ applications
  • use exceptions in C/C++ applications
  • specify how to handle bad data in your C/C++ applications
  • work with regular expressions to help with input validation
  • recognize how to constrain user input to prevent the input of bad data
  • use defensive coding techniques to handle user input
  • Course Number:
    sd_secp_a03_it_enus

    Expertise Level
    Intermediate