OWASP Top 10 Threats and Mitigations

OWASP Top 10 Threats and Mitigations

There are hundreds of risks to web applications. Each year, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) publishes its Top Ten list, representing its opinion of the most critical web application security flaws. Mitigating these flaws will help an organization greatly reduce the risk of a web application being compromised. Regulatory bodies, including PCI-DSS and the Federal Trade Commission, recommend addressing the OWASP Top 10 as part of an organization's best practices. This course will provide personnel with strategies and best practices for understanding, identifying and mitigating the risk of vulnerabilities and attacks within the OWASP Top 10. Prerequisite: none.

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Course Details

OWASP Top Ten Threats and Mitigations | Duration: 90 minutes

Course Description

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 Not For Profit organization dedicated to improving the security of web applications. OWASP develops standards and provides guidance on development, testing, and tools. You can find more about these activities at www.owasp.org.

The OWASP Top 10 list describes the most significant and prevalent threats that web application developers face. Companies use the Top 10 to educate developers, designers, architects, and organizations about the critical threats that every web application faces. The Top 10 is an educational tool, not an open standard for security.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the most significant and prevalent security flaws that impact web applications.
  • Explain mitigation techniques you can use to remediate these flaws in your web application.