Prevent Website Attacks

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This project is part of the liveProject series Develop Secure Java Applications to Prevent Website Attacks
beginner Java
skills learned
securely handle untrusted form data • evaluate uploaded files • safely handle sending cookies, headers, and redirects
Philip Kulp
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · BEGINNER

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In this liveProject, you’ll write secure Java code for handling potentially untrusted data in web applications. You’ll build systems that can protect against data from web app forms; safely handle cookies, headers and redirects; and set up secure authentication mechanisms. Finally, you’ll manage your third-party libraries and identify potential vulnerabilities using Software Composition Analysis (SCA). Insecure third-party libraries can add vulnerabilities to your otherwise secure application and have been used in several recent real-world compromises.
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Philip Kulp
Dr. Philip Kulp has been consulting in cybersecurity for over 20 years, and working in IT for over 25 years. He currently works as a cybersecurity architect and incident responder, developing realistic approaches to securing enterprise. He also serves as a secure code reviewer, independent assessor, web application tester, and as an adjunct professor at Drexel University. He is an author and conference speaker on various cyber topics such as medical drone delivery, identifying malicious websites based on linking, and more.


This liveProject is designed to be accessible to Java programmers of all skill levels. To begin this liveProject you will need to be familiar with:

  • Experience with either Eclipse IDE or IntelliJ IDEA
  • RegEx for search and replace
  • Working with Java servlets

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn secure coding techniques that you can apply to future code you write or review.

  • Securely handle untrusted form data
  • Evaluate uploaded files
  • Safely handle cookies, headers, and redirects
  • Avoid Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks
  • Protect authentication mechanisms
  • Create secure JSON Web Tokens (JWT)


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