Weekly study10 hours
WebApps Penetration Testing
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.
- 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.