Writing Secure Code

XACS131

Stanford School of Engineering


Writing Secure Code

Description

A company may have millions of lines of existing code, and tens of millions of dollars of investment in their business based on those lines of code. It is not reasonable to expect that the applications that those millions of lines of code support can be redesigned securely from scratch in a cost-effective fashion.

In this course, learn and experience intermediate and advanced techniques that systems and applications programmers can use to write new code securely, as well as to find and mitigate vulnerabilities in existing code. In addition to covering these threats, we discuss various tools and techniques that can be used to secure large amounts of legacy code. Our course will demonstrate how to use off-the-shelf tools to secure an existing, large enterprise application.

* This course also features an interactive, virtual lab. In a controlled environment, you’ll be given an opportunity to identify flaws and manipulate systems. By understanding how these hacks are executed, you’ll be better equipped to defend against them.

What you will learn

  • Control Hijacking Attacks and Defenses
  • Attacks Using Virtual Machines
  • Tools for Writing Code Securely
  • Static and Dynamic Analysis
  • Language-based Security Models
  • Isolation Techniques

Exclusive Interviews

  • Himanshu Dwivedi, CEO, Data Theorem
  • Mukul Khullar, Staff Information Security Engineer, LinkedIn
  • Parisa Tabriz, Engineering Director, Google

This course is approximately 6 hours of video content with 4 hours of coursework.

Tuition

The All-Access Plan—a full year to view and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments and exams, at your own pace. Revisit course materials or jump ahead – all content remains at your fingertips year-round. You also get 365 days of email access to your Stanford teaching assistant.

$2,970 for one-year access to all 8 online courses
+   $75 (one-time document fee)
$3,045

Individual Courses—60 days to view and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments and exams, at your own pace. You also get 60 days of email access to your Stanford teaching assistant.

  • $495 per online course
  • $75 one-time document fee

Continuing Education Units

By completing this course, you’ll earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.

Record of Completion

When you complete each course, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your Record of Completion. This email will be sent to the address you provide in your mystanfordconnection within 3 business days of course completion.

Questions

Please contact
650.741.1547
scpd-acs-mail@stanford.edu

069 All-Access Plan

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Delivery Option:
Online
Fees:
All Access Online Course $495.00
Notes:

Course Access  
366 day access to the online course starts upon payment.

Course Materials
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page to allow for printing and review.

Final Exam:
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.

Course Evaluation:
It is required that participants complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.

070 Online

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Instructors:
Delivery Option:
Online
Fees:
Online Course $495.00
Notes:

Course Access
60 day access to the online course starts upon payment.

Course Materials
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page. All materials are available for printing and review upon enrollment.

Final Exam
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A score of 85% must be achieved to successfully pass the exam. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.

Course Evaluation
It is required that participants complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.