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WebApps Penetration Testing

Explore key technologies used by web apps and their potential security issues. Assess and access web-based systems and data.

WebApps Penetration Testing
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Assess the security of web-based systems and their data

The internet touches almost every aspect of our lives but how secure are the web services we use? Web services are one of the most valuable – and sometimes the only – available attack vector.

We will look into techniques and tools for web application penetration testing, including the methodology of pen testing web-based systems, and will learn to gain access to vulnerable systems and access or modify the data that they hold.

What topics will you cover?

  • Core WWW technologies and their security issues
  • Introduction to OWASP Top 10
  • Manual and automated web attacks
  • Web apps vulnerability assessment tools
  • Securing web-based services

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore the core technologies that make up the WWW and how they can be used to exploit a system
  • Discuss and experience the common web vulnerability (OSWASP top 10)
  • Improve your knowledge of web apps vulnerability assessment tools
  • Assess the security of a web application and its data
  • Perform measure recommendations to mitigate web-based attacks

Who is the course for?

The course is for MSc Cyber Security students.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

What software or tools do you need?

Kali Linux and a web browser.

Who will you learn with?

Dr. Christo Panchev is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at Coventry University with more than 20 years experience in industry and higher education, research and teaching in A.I. and Cyber Security.

Dr Dan Goldsmith is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Coding at Coventry University.
He teaches on the Ethical Hacking course, and his interests include Reverse Engineering, PenTesting and the IOT.

Associate Lecturer, MSc Cybersecurity Coventry University Online

Deputy Course Director, Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity Coventry University

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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