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Securing JEE Web Services | Secure JEE Web Services Development (TT8500-J)

Securing Java Web Services is a lab-intensive, hands-on JEE security training course, essential for experienced enterprise developers who need to produce secure JEE-based web services. In addition to teaching basic programming skills, this course digs deep into sound processes and practices that apply to the entire software development lifecycle.

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4 Days

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Securing Java Web Services is a lab-intensive, hands-on JEE security training course, essential for experienced enterprise developers who need to produce secure JEE-based web services. In addition to teaching basic programming skills, this course digs deep into sound processes and practices that apply to the entire software development lifecycle.

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Securing Java Web Services is a lab-intensive, hands-on JEE security training course, essential for experienced enterprise developers who need to produce secure JEE-based web services. In addition to teaching basic programming skills, this course digs deep into sound processes and practices that apply to the entire software development lifecycle.  

Designing, implementing, and deploying secure services presents unique challenges.  In addition to dealing with all of the vulnerabilities and attacks associated with web applications, web services must address business-oriented concerns such as authentication, authorization, non-repudiation and others.  The complicating factor is that all measures must be implemented within the constraints of standards and high-level s of inter-operability.

In this course, students thoroughly examine best practices for defensively coding JEE services, including XML processing.  Students will repeatedly attack and then defend various assets associated with fully-functional web services.  This hands-on approach drives home the mechanics of how to secure JEE web services in the most practical of terms.

Security experts agree that the least effective approach to security is "penetrate and patch".  It is far more effective to "bake" security into an application throughout its lifecycle.  After spending significant time trying to defend a poorly designed (from a security perspective) web application, developers are ready to learn how to build secure web applications starting at project inception.  The final portion of this course builds on the previously learned mechanics for building defenses by exploring how design and analysis can be used to build stronger applications from the beginning of the software lifecycle.

The average salary of a Java developer is $69,722 per year.

Course Objective:

Students who attend Securing Java Web Services will leave the course armed with the skills required to recognize actual and potential software vulnerabilities, implement defenses for those vulnerabilities, and test those defenses for sufficiency.

This course quickly introduces developers to the most common security vulnerabilities faced by web applications today. Each vulnerability is examined from a Java/JEE perspective through a process of describing the threat and attack mechanisms, recognizing associated vulnerabilities, and, finally, designing, implementing, and testing effective defenses.  Multiple practical labs reinforce these concepts with real vulnerabilities and attacks. Students are then challenged to design and implement the layered defenses they will need in defending their own applications.

Working in a lab-intensive, hands-on programming environment, led by our security experts, guided by our expert security team, students will learn to:

  • Understand the consequences for not properly handling untrusted data such as denial of service, cross-site scripting, and injections
  • Be able to test web applications with various attack techniques to determine the existence of and effectiveness of layered defenses
  • Prevent and defend the many potential vulnerabilities associated with untrusted data
  • Understand the concepts and terminology behind supporting, designing, and deploying secure services
  • Appreciate the magnitude of the problems associated with service security and the potential risks associated with those problems
  • Understand the currently accepted best practices for supporting the many security needs of services.
  • Understand the vulnerabilities associated with authentication and authorization within the context of web services
  • Be able to detect, attack, and implement defenses for authentication and authorization functionality
  • Understand the dangers and mechanisms behind Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and Injection attacks
  • Be able to detect, attack, and implement defenses against XSS and Injection attacks
  • Understand the concepts and terminology behind defensive, secure, coding
  • Understand the use of Threat Modeling as a tool in identifying software vulnerabilities based on realistic threats against meaningful assets
  • Perform both static code reviews and dynamic application testing to uncover vulnerabilities in Java-based web services
  • Design and develop strong, robust authentication and authorization implementations within the context of JEE
  • Understand the fundamentals of XML Digital Signature as well as how it can be used as part of the defensive infrastructure for web services
  • Understand the fundamentals of XML Encryption as well as how it can be used as part of the defensive infrastructure for web services
  • Understand and defend vulnerabilities that are specific to XML and XML parsers

Audience:

  • This is an intermediate -level JEE / web services programming course, designed for developers who wish to get up and running on developing well defended software applications.  This course may be customized to suit your team’s unique objectives.

Prerequisite:

  • Familiarity with Java and JEE is required and real world programming experience is highly recommended.  Ideally students should have approximately 6 months to a year of Java and JEE working knowledge.

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Brand Java
Subjects App Development, Information Security
Lab Access No
Technology Microsoft
Learning Style Virtual Classroom
Difficulty Intermediate
Course Duration 4 Days
Language English

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