Your cloud application written in Python works as intended, so you are done, right? But did you consider feeding in incorrect values? 16Gbs of data? A null? An apostrophe? Negative numbers, or specifically -1 or -231? Because that's what the bad guys will do – and the list is far from complete.
The cloud has become a critical aspect of online services. No matter which model you're using (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), part of your service is now operated by someone else. This may look like a net positive, but it also greatly expands the attack surface and brings in several new risks that may not be obvious. Have you configured all security settings correctly? Are you prepared for supply chain attacks? How can you protect the confidentiality of user data in the cloud? And most importantly: can the bad guys use your exposure to their advantage?
Handling security needs a healthy level of paranoia, and this is what this course provides: a strong emotional engagement by lots of hands-on labs and stories from real life, all to substantially improve code hygiene. Mistakes, consequences, and best practices are our blood, sweat and tears.
The curriculum goes through the common Web application security issues following the OWASP Top Ten but goes far beyond it both in coverage and the details.
All this is put in the context of Python, and extended by core programming issues, discussing security pitfalls of the programming language and the AWS cloud platform.
So that you are prepared for the forces of the dark side.
So that nothing unexpected happens.
Standards and references
OWASP, CWE and Fortify Taxonomy
Who should attend
Python developers working on Web applications and AWS
General Python and Web development
- Getting familiar with essential cyber security concepts
- Understand cloud security specialties
- Understanding Web application security issues
- Detailed analysis of the OWASP Top Ten elements
- Putting Web application security in the context of Python
- Going beyond the low hanging fruits
- Managing vulnerabilities in third party components
- Learn to deal with cloud infrastructure security
- Identify vulnerabilities and their consequences
- Learn the security best practices in Python
- Input validation approaches and principles
- Understanding how cryptography can support application security
- Learning how to use cryptographic APIs correctly in Python
- Cyber security basics
- The OWASP Top Ten
- Cloud infrastructure security
- API security
- XML security
- JSON security
- Denial of service
- Cryptography for developers
- Wrap up