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Secure Coding: Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities

by Peter Mosmans

This course explains the risk of using components with known vulnerabilities. It outlines tools and strategies to reduce the overall risk. The course also discusses several methods to enhance the overall security when using third party components.

What you'll learn

Do you know if old components you are using are up to date, or contain published vulnerabilities? This course teaches you all about how to reduce the risk when using third-party components. First, you will learn about how to combine the abundance of open source software and component re-use. Next, you will discover how to achieve faster time to market with a plethora of languages, frameworks and package managers. Finally, you will learn about the patch management process. By the end of this course, you will know how to take a methodical approach towards reducing the risk, from installation and versioning all the way to virtual patching and software composition analysis.

About the author

Peter started out in the nineties as software engineer working on internet banking applications for various European financial institutions. After developing, he moved to the role of defending and designing systems and networks for high-availability websites. Since 2004 he started specializing in breaking: pentesting complex and feature-rich web applications. Currently he leads a global team of highly skilled penetration testers as lead pentester. He is a contributor to several open-source penet... more

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