In this course, you'll explore techniques to help you secure your C/C++ code including how to securely work with and validate data and a number of best practices for writing defensive and secure code.
Defending Code in C/C++
- start the course
- recognize how to properly interface with data in C/C++
- demonstrate some common data validation techniques employed to create secure C/C++ applications
- identify why casting in the C++ style is preferred to the C style
Best Practices for Defensive Coding
- recognize how to properly use operator overloading in C/C++
- identify the correct way to access internal class data
- describe why for-loops are preferred to while-loops
- recognize how to keep functions focused and concise
- identify the best way to use references and pointers and why you should avoid raw pointers
- recognize the importance of good readability for planning and maintaining code
Practice: Secure a C/C++ Application
- use defensive coding techniques to create a secure C/C++ application
If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.