Secure Coding (SC) in Java

Secure Coding (SC) in Java


About this course

Producing secure programs requires secure designs. However, even the best designs can lead to insecure programs if developers are unaware of the many security pitfalls inherent in Java programming. This four-day course provides a detailed explanation of common programming errors in Java and describes how these errors can lead to code that is vulnerable to exploitation. The course concentrates on security issues intrinsic to the Java programming languages and associated libraries. The intent is for this course to be useful to anyone involved in developing secure Java programs regardless of the specific application.

Please note you must bring a laptop computer equipped with the latest version of Adobe Reader and VMware Player.

The course assumes basic Java programming skills but does not assume an in-depth knowledge of software security


This course is designed for Java developers.

Participants should come away from this course with a working knowledge of common programming errors that lead to software vulnerabilities, how these errors can be exploited, and effective mitigation strategies for preventing the introduction of these errors. In particular, participants will learn how to

  • improve the overall security of any Java application
  • avoid injection attacks, such as SQL injection and XSS
  • understand Java’s memory model, with a thorough grounding of concurrency, and learn how to prevent race conditions while avoiding deadlock
  • learn when to throw and catch exceptions
  • avoid I/O vulnerabilities, including file-based race conditions
  • learn how historical exploits on Java were executed and later disabled

Moreover, this course encourages programmers to adopt security best practices and develop a security mindset that can help protect software from tomorrow’s attacks, not just todays.


Our course begins with the first step for generating great user experiences: understanding what people do, think, say, and feel. In this module, you’ll learn how to keep an open mind while learning.

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Protect your information assets from cyberthreats and assist you in solving your computer security problems.