Defending Mobile Applications Security Essentials Training

Defending Mobile Applications Security Essentials Training

Introduction:

Defending Mobile Applications Security Essentials Training Course Hands-on

Mobile application development is growing exponentially year over year. As of late 2015, over 3 million apps are deployed in the Apple and Google app stores. These apps are consumed by over 700 million users world-wide and account for 33% of the traffic on the Internet [1]. Average users have over 100 mobile apps installed on their device, many of which provide business critical services to customers and employees.

Unfortunately, these apps are often rushed to market to gain a competitive advantage with little regard for security. As seen in web applications for the past 20 years, software vulnerabilities always exist where code is being written and mobile apps are no different. Mobile apps are vulnerable to a whole new class of vulnerabilities, as well as most traditional issues that have long plagued web and desktop applications. This problem will only continue to grow unless managers, architects, developers, and QA teams learn how to test and defend their mobile apps.

Defending Mobile Applications Security Essentials Training covers the most prevalent mobile app risks, including those from the OWASP Mobile Top 10. Students will participate in numerous hands-on exercises available in both the Android and iOS platforms. Each exercise is designed to reinforce the lessons learned throughout the course, ensuring that you understand how to properly defend your organization’s mobile applications.

Defending Mobile Applications Security Essentials TrainingRelated Courses:

Duration:2 days

Skills Gained:

• Use a web application proxy to test mobile app APIs for vulnerabilities
• Sniff mobile app traffic using Wireshark
• Test a mobile app for certificate pinning protections
• Identify sensitive information stored insecure on a mobile device
• Build strong mobile security policies to protect end users
• Understand industry cryptography best practices (NIST, PCI) for encryption, hashing, and random number generation on mobile platforms
• Inspect mobile app binaries and obtain sensitive information
• Secure Android IPC and iOS URL schemes
• Understand how an attacker can disassemble and analyze mobile app binary files

Customize It:

With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Course Content:

Defending Mobile Apps, Section 1

Weak Server Side APIs
Web service hardening
Secure configuration
API Authentication
Injection Defenses
Improper Session Handling
Session Expiration
Session Fixation
Weak Session Tokens
Transport Layer Protection
Secure TLS Configuration
Certificate Validation
Certificate Pinning
Insecure Device Data Storage
File System Inspection
Local Storage (plist, SQLite, SD cards, XML, etc.)
iOS Hardware Security
SQLite Encryption Extension (SEE)
Device Data Leakage
3rd Party Keyboards
URL Caching
Application Screenshots
Clipboard Caching
Insecure Logging

Defending Mobile Apps, Section 2

Authentication & Authorization
Mobile Form Factor
Offline Authentication
Password Management
Broken Cryptography
Weak Cryptographic Algorithms
Secure Random Number Generation
Secure Secrets Management
Android Keystore
iOS Keychain
Client Side Injection
SQL Injection
Mobile User Session
Binary Code Injection
XML Injection
Format String Injection
Inter-Process Communication
Android IPC
iOS URL Schemes
Lack of Binary Protections
Reverse Engineering
Binary Inspection
Jailbreak Detection
Checksum Controls

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