The C and C++ languages cover a wide range of systems spanning several decades of development. Although all programming languages are susceptible to security vulnerabilities, C and C++ are particularly prone to them due to the low-level nature of the language. In this course, you will learn how to prevent the most serious vulnerabilities in your C and C++ applications. After completing this course, you will be able to mitigate buffer overflows, understand and prevent several additional types of memory management vulnerabilities, protect data in memory, prevent format string vulnerabilities, understand integer overflows, mitigate race conditions, and avoid the most common types of Injection vulnerabilities.
On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills to:
- Mitigate buffer overflows
- Prevent memory management vulnerabilities
- Protect data in memory
- Prevent format string vulnerabilities
- Understand integer overflows
- Mitigate race conditions
- Avoid injection vulnerabilities
If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.