COD 262 - Fundamentals of Shell and Interpreted Language Security

Course Overview

In this secure coding course, you will learn about how shell scripting languages compare with more modern interpreted languages with respect to security features, and defensive coding techniques, and dealing with common differences between platforms that can alter script behavior.

Topics incude:

  • Information security principles including least privilege and defense in depth
  • The importance of data validation and how to validate using input, array indices, and environment variables
  • Using file system operations safely to protect
  • Preventing or mitigating cached secret disclosure
  • The importance of up-to-date communication security techniques
  • Operating system (OS) system portability issues

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Course Details

Course Number: COD 262

Course Duration: 30 minutes

Course CPE Credits: .5

Foreign Languages Available:

  • English