This course covers secure programming practices necessary to secure applications against attacks and exploits. Topics covered include fundamental concepts of secure software development, defensive programming techniques, secure design and testing, and secure development methodologies.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of:
- The fundamental concepts of developing secure software;
- Topics covered include common software traits; security requirements; vulnerability awareness; input validation; buffer overflows; common defensive programming techniques, and the basic principles of secure software development; the need for secure software design and how these techniques are used to create more robust and reliable software; secure programming methods for mobile device; commonly used secure software development methodologies.
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
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