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This course can be adapted to the following programming languages: PHP / Web Developers / Testers

 

This Secure Coding in PHP training course provides essential skills for PHP developers necessary tomake their applications resistant to contemporary attacks through the Internet. Web vulnerabilities are discussed through PHP-based examples going beyond the OWASP top ten, tackling various injection attacks, script injections, attacks against session handling of PHP, insecure direct object references, issues with file upload, and many others. PHP-related vulnerabilities are introduced grouped into the standard vulnerability types of missing or improper input validation, incorrect error and exception handling, improper use of security features and time-and state-related problems. For this latter we discuss attacks like the open_basedir circumvention, denial-of-service through magic float or the hash table collision attack. In all cases participants will get familiar with the most important techniques and functions to be used to mitigate the enlisted risks.A special focus is given to client-side security tackling security issues of JavaScript, Ajax and HTML5. A number of security-related extensions to PHP are introduced like hash, mcrypt and OpenSSL for cryptography, or Ctype, ext/filter and HTML Purifier for input validation. Hardening best practices are given in connection with PHP configuration (setting php.ini), Apache and the server in general. Finally, an overview is given to various security testing tools and techniques which developers and testers can use, including security scanners, penetration testing and exploit packs, sniffers, proxy servers, fuzzing tools and static source code analyzers.Boththe introduction of vulnerabilities and the configuration practices are supported by a number of hands-on exercises demonstrating the consequences of successful attacks, showing how to apply mitigation techniques and introducing the use of various extensions and tools.

 

What the attendee will learn:

  • Understand basic concepts of security, IT security and secure coding
  • Learn Web vulnerabilities beyond OWASP Top Ten and know how to avoid them
  • Learn about XML security
  • Learn client-side vulnerabilities and secure coding practices
  • Learn touse various security features of PHP
  • Have a practical understanding of cryptography
  • Learn how to set up and operate the deployment environment securely
  • Learn about denial of service attacks and protections
  • Learn about typical coding mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Be informed about recent vulnerabilities of the PHP framework
  • Get sources and further readings on secure coding practices

Secure Coding in PHP

Course Code

GTPSC

Duration

3 Days

Course Fee

POA

Accreditation

N/A

Target Audience

  • PHP / Web Developers / Testers

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Course Description

This course can be adapted to the following programming languages: PHP / Web Developers / Testers

 

This Secure Coding in PHP training course provides essential skills for PHP developers necessary tomake their applications resistant to contemporary attacks through the Internet. Web vulnerabilities are discussed through PHP-based examples going beyond the OWASP top ten, tackling various injection attacks, script injections, attacks against session handling of PHP, insecure direct object references, issues with file upload, and many others. PHP-related vulnerabilities are introduced grouped into the standard vulnerability types of missing or improper input validation, incorrect error and exception handling, improper use of security features and time-and state-related problems. For this latter we discuss attacks like the open_basedir circumvention, denial-of-service through magic float or the hash table collision attack. In all cases participants will get familiar with the most important techniques and functions to be used to mitigate the enlisted risks.A special focus is given to client-side security tackling security issues of JavaScript, Ajax and HTML5. A number of security-related extensions to PHP are introduced like hash, mcrypt and OpenSSL for cryptography, or Ctype, ext/filter and HTML Purifier for input validation. Hardening best practices are given in connection with PHP configuration (setting php.ini), Apache and the server in general. Finally, an overview is given to various security testing tools and techniques which developers and testers can use, including security scanners, penetration testing and exploit packs, sniffers, proxy servers, fuzzing tools and static source code analyzers.Boththe introduction of vulnerabilities and the configuration practices are supported by a number of hands-on exercises demonstrating the consequences of successful attacks, showing how to apply mitigation techniques and introducing the use of various extensions and tools.

 

What the attendee will learn:

  • Understand basic concepts of security, IT security and secure coding
  • Learn Web vulnerabilities beyond OWASP Top Ten and know how to avoid them
  • Learn about XML security
  • Learn client-side vulnerabilities and secure coding practices
  • Learn touse various security features of PHP
  • Have a practical understanding of cryptography
  • Learn how to set up and operate the deployment environment securely
  • Learn about denial of service attacks and protections
  • Learn about typical coding mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Be informed about recent vulnerabilities of the PHP framework
  • Get sources and further readings on secure coding practices
Course Outline
  • IT security and secure coding
  • Web application security
  • Client-side security
  • Practical cryptography
  • Deployment environment
  • Denial of service
  • Common coding errors and vulnerabilities
  • XML security
  • Principles of security and secure coding
  • Knowledge sources
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Ways to Attend
  • Attend a public course, if there is one available. Please check our schedule, or register your interest in joining a course in your area.
  • Private onsite Team training also available, please contact us to discuss. We can customise this course to suit your business requirements.

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