Web Security

A crash course in Web & PHP Security practices that teaches you everything you need to know to begin protecting yourself from malicious users. This 10 hour live online instructor-led class covers the top security attacks, how to detect them, how to protect yourself from them, and how to recover if you are breached. It also covers PHP specific security topics such as best practices for protecting user sessions and handling user logins & passwords.

The class at a minimum will cover the following topics, and will always be updated with any up-to-date web security vulnerabilities that emerge:

  • Secure PHP Configuration & Filesystems
  • Securing Users
    • User Session Best Practices
    • Secondary Security Measures
    • 2-factor authentication
    • Forgot Password handling
  • Basic Web Security
    • Filtering and Displaying User Input
    • Brute Force Attacks
    • Encryption/Hashing of Passwords
    • Access Control
    • Man in the Middle Attacks
  • Common Web Attacks
    • Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
    • Cross Site Scripting Attacks (XSS)
      • via Reflection, Storage, and DOM
    • Click-Jacking
  • Other Web Vulnerabilities
    • SQL Injection
    • Code Injection
    • Command Line Injection
    • File Upload Attacks
    • Session Hijacking
  • Preparation
    • Pre-emptive measures
    • Prepared reactions


Meet the Trainers for this class:

  1. Chris Cornutt
  2. Eli White
Class Start date Duration
Introductions Jan 29, 2015 - 19:00 (7:00pm) 1 hour
System & User Security Jan 30, 2015 - 19:00 (7:00pm) 3 hours
CSRF & XSS Feb 2, 2015 - 19:00 (7:00pm) 3 hours
Additional Concerns Feb 3, 2015 - 19:00 (7:00pm) 3 hours

Please note: all times are in Eastern Time / New York (GMT -0500). Daylight savings apply where appropriate.