Web Security Fundamentals

Essential knowledge for every web developer, discover important principles of modern web security, and learn about current security best practices. Web applications are inherently insecure, as aptly illustrated by a pile of recent events. Insecurity is however not fundamental to the web platform. As a matter of fact, the modern web offers a variety of powerful security features that help stop a hacker. Unfortunately, not many developers have the knowledge and skills to leverage these security features to their full potential. This course is imperative for understanding the fundamental security principles of the web. The course provides an overview of the most common attacks, and illustrates fundamental countermeasures that every web application should implement. In essence, this course offers you the knowledge and skills to build better and more secure applications.

Course syllabus:

  1. Is security an illusion?

  2. Securing the communication channel

  3. Preventing unauthorized access

  4. Securely Handling untrusted data

  5. Conclusion