Secure Coding for Android Platform Training

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Secure Coding for Android Platform Training Course with Hands-On Exercises (Online, Onsite and Classroom Live)

Secure Coding for Android Platform Training 3-day Intense Course provides an in-depth review of Android security technology and services and common vulnerabilities related to Android native code and Java. Hands-on exercises offer a practical way of analyzing vulnerabilities attack, and mitigation techniques.

Secure Coding for Android Platform Course gives a comprehensive overview of these features putting an equal emphasis on both native code issues and Java security, allowing a deeper analysis of the vulnerabilities, attacks, protection techniques and counter attacks in three days.

Duration: 3 days

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Audience / Target Group

Android application developers, architects and testers who extensively use both Java and native code to develop complex Android applications

Secure Coding for Android Platform Training - Objectives:

After completing this Secure Coding for Android Platform Training course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand basic concepts of security, IT security and secure coding
  • Learn the security solutions on Android
  • Learn to use various security features of the Android platform
  • Get information about some recent vulnerabilities in Java on Android
  • Get understanding on native code vulnerabilities on Android
  • Learn about typical coding mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Get practical knowledge in using security testing tools
  • Get sources and further reading on secure coding practices
Secure Coding for Android Platform Training - Course Content:

IT security and secure coding

• Nature of security
• IT security related terms
• Definition of risk
• IT security vs. secure coding
• From vulnerabilities to botnets and cybercrime
• Classification of security flaws

Android Security Overview

• Android fragmentation challenges
• The Android software stack
• OS security features and exploit mitigation techniques
• The Linux kernel
• Filesystem security
• Dalvik
• Deploying applications

Application Security

• Permissions
• Writing secure Android applications
• Protecting applications
• Digital Rights Management (DRM)
• Reverse engineering and debugging

Basics of Cryptography

• Cryptosystems
• Symmetric-key cryptography
• Other cryptographic algorithms
• Asymmetric (public-key) cryptography
• Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
• Cryptography on Android

Android Native Code Security

• Buffer overflow possibilities in Android
• ARM architecture
• Buffer overflow on the stack
• Protection techniques – ASLR, XN, RELRO, …

Android and Java vulnerabilities

• Input validation
• SQL Injection
• Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
• Improper use of security features
• Improper error and exception handling
• Code quality problems

Testing Android Code

• Testing Android code
• Android Lint o Android Lint – Security features
• Lint exercise
• PMD exercise
• FindBugs
• FindBugs exercise

Advice and Principles

• Matt Bishop's principles of robust programming
• The security principles of Saltzer and Schroeder

Knowledge Sources

• Secure coding sources – a starter kit
• Vulnerability databases

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