Certified Secured Programmer


The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and information security skills. It is the owner and creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT) certifications and as well as many others certifications that are offered in over 87 countries globally.

ECSP Program

Software defects, bugs, and flaws in the logic of the program are consistently the cause for software vulnerabilities. Analysis by software security professionals has proven that most vulnerabilities are due to errors in programming. Hence, it has become crucial for organizations to educate their software developers about secure coding practices.

Attackers scan for security vulnerabilities in applications and servers and attempt to use these vulnerabilities to steal secrets, corrupt programs and data, and gain control of computer systems and networks. Sound programming techniques and best practices should be used to develop high-quality code to prevent web application attacks.Secure programming is a defensive measure against attacks targeted towards application systems.

 Certified Secure Programming in .Net

.Net is widely used by organizations as a leading framework to build web applications. ECSP .Net teaches developers how to identify security flaws and implement security countermeasures throughout the software development life cycle to improve the overall quality of products and applications.

Course Outline

  • .Net framework security features and various secure coding principles
  • .Net framework run time security model, role-based security, code access security (CAS), and class libraries security
  • Various validation controls, mitigation techniques for validation control vulnerabilities, defensive techniques for SQL injection attacks, and output encoding to prevent input validation attacks
  • Defensive techniques against session attacks, cookie security, and View State security
  • Mitigating vulnerabilities in class level exception handling, managing unhandled errors, and implementing windows log security against various attacks
  • Defensive techniques against path traversal attacks and defensive techniques against canonicalization attack and file ACLs
  • Mitigating vulnerabilities in machine config files, mitigating the vulnerabilities in app config files, and security code review approaches
  • The importance of secure programmers and certified secure programmers, the career path of secure programmers, and the essential skill set of secure programmers

Certified Secure Programming in Java

ECSP-Java is comprehensive course that provides hands-on training covering Java security features, policies, strengths, and weaknesses. It helps developers understand how to write secure and robust Java applications and provides advanced knowledge in various aspects of secure Java development that can effectively prevent hostile and buggy code.

Course Outline

  • Java security principles and secure coding practices Java Security Platform, Sandbox, JVM, Class loading, Bytecode verifier, Security Manager, security policies, and Java Security Framework
  • Secure Software Development Lifecycle, threat modelling, software security frameworks, and secure software architectures
  • Best practices and standards and guidelines for secure file input/output and serialization
  • Java input validation techniques, validation errors, and best practices
  • Java exceptions, erroneous behaviors, and the best practices to handle or avoid them
  • Secure authentication and authorization processes
  • Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS), its architecture, Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) Framework, and access permissions through Java Security Model
  • Secure Java concurrency and session management that includes Java Memory Model, Java Thread Implementation methods, secure coding practices, and guidelines for handling threads, race conditions, and deadlocks
  • Core security coding practices of Java Cryptography that includes Encryption, KeyGenerator, implementation of Cipher Class,
  • Digital Signatures, Secret Keys, and key management
  • Various Java application vulnerabilities such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF), Directory Traversal vulnerability, HTTP Response Splitting attack, Parameter Manipulation, Injection Attacks and their countermeasures Coding testing and review techniques and practices