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CPSA® – ADVANCED LEVEL MODULE

WEBSEC – Web Security

MODULE WEBSEC

Web Security

What is “security”? How to integrate security into your Analysis and Devel­opment Lifecycle with a technical focus on web-based systems?

Credit Points for WEBSEC Training Courses

Techno­logical Competence
TECH

20

Methodical Compe­tence
Method

10

Commu­nicative Competence
Comm

0

WEBSEC

CPSA Advanced Level module WEBSEC diagram curriculum content

Content of the module Web Security (WEBSEC)

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Analysis

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Secure Devel­opment and Design

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Cryptog­raphy

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Web: Technical Foundations

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Web: Attack Vectors

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Web: Security and Infrastructure

How to integrate security into your Analysis and Devel­opment Lifecycle with a technical focus on web-based systems

Security requirements are among the key challenges when designing and devel­oping software. There are often a variety of potential attack points in IT systems that could be success­fully exploited by potential attackers (with appro­priate effort).

The lack of basic knowledge on security, high time pressure or carelessness frequently leads to seemingly small errors, which can then be exploited with fatal conse­quences in terms of security. Web appli­ca­tions, in particular, often have a poten­tially large, globally distributed user group with access via the Internet. As a result of this, the circle of attackers increases massively and so, too, does the likelihood of errors being discovered and exploited. In addition, web appli­ca­tions are often victims of automated attack attempts shortly after imple­men­tation. Information systems may only be used by the company’s own employees and are thus exposed to other attack scenarios. After all, embedded systems can now be found almost every­where, so security issues can have a massive impact. Updates are not always possible in embedded systems.

If you take a look at the most common attack methods, they can usually be prevented by a “clean” architecture and clear commu­ni­cation. This curriculum aims to combine the somewhat academic world of security in software devel­opment with common technical practice.

Security cannot be considered indepen­dently of the context in which the systems are used. The reference to web appli­ca­tions, information systems, or embedded systems limits the thematic focus and ensures that the relevant information for the security of the respective systems is commu­ni­cated. The curriculum focuses on web appli­ca­tions, but content about embedded systems or information systems can be inserted at the relevant points instead.

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Advanced Level – Sample task for the CPSA‑A exami­nation task

Sample task “BigSpender” / Topic – Information System

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English Version [pdf]

Curriculum Module WEBSEC – Web Security

Curriculum of the Advanced Level Module WEBSEC with all learning goals and terms for the individual chapters.

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Deutsche Version [pdf]

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