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A guide for software engineers and team leaders
Derek Fisher
  • Course duration: 4h 51m
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The Application Security Program course teaches you to implement a robust program of security throughout your development process. It goes well beyond the basics, detailing flexible security fundamentals that can adapt and evolve to new and emerging threats. Its service-oriented approach is perfectly suited to the fast pace of modern development. Your team will quickly switch from viewing security as a chore to seeing it as an essential part of their daily work. Follow the expert advice in this guide and you’ll reliably deliver software that is free from security defects and critical vulnerabilities.

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about the subject

Application security is much more than a protective layer bolted onto your code. Real security requires coordinating practices, people, tools, technology, and processes throughout the life cycle of a software product. This course provides a reproducible, step-by-step road map to building a successful application security program.

about the video

This course delivers effective guidance on establishing and maturing a comprehensive software security plan. In it, you’ll master techniques for assessing your current application security, determining whether vendor tools are delivering what you need, and modeling risks and threats. As you go, you’ll learn both how to secure a software application end to end and also how to build a rock-solid process to keep it safe.


Basic knowledge in software development is desirable. Expertise in programming language is not required.

what you will learn

  • Why application security is so important to modern software
  • Application security tools you can use throughout the development lifecycle
  • Creating threat models
  • Rating discovered risks
  • Gap analysis on security tools
  • Mitigating web application vulnerabilities
  • Creating a DevSecOps pipeline
  • Application security as a service model
  • Reporting structures that highlight the value of application security
  • Creating a software security ecosystem that benefits development
  • Setting up your program for continuous improvement

about the instructor

Derek Fisher has been working in application security for over a decade, and has seen numerous security successes and failures firsthand. He has several decades of experience designing systems in both hardware and software, and holds a graduate degree in cybersecurity from Boston University. He continues to work professionally as a leader, university instructor, and conference speaker in the security space where he provides his insight to professionals in multiple fields and disciplines.

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