Web Security with the OWASP Testing Framework Training Course


The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an online community that creates freely-available articles, methodologies, documentation, tools, and technologies in the field of web application security.

OWASP offers web security testing guides (WSTG), frameworks, and tools for identifying vulnerabilities in web applications and services.

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at developers, engineers, and architects seeking to secure their web apps and services.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to integrate, test, protect, and analyze their web apps and services using the OWASP testing framework and tools.


  • A general understanding of web development lifecycle
  • Experience in web application development, security, and testing


  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Architects

Course Outline


Exploring the OWASP Testing Project

  • Principles of testing
  • Testing techniques
  • Deriving security test requirements
  • Security tests integrated in development and testing workflows
  • Security test data analysis and reporting

Working with the OWASP Testing Framework

  • Phase 1: Before development begins
  • Phase 2: During definition and design
  • Phase 3: During development
  • Phase 4: During deployment
  • Phase 5: Maintenance and operations
  • A typical lifecycle testing workflow
  • Penetration testing methodologies

Testing the Web Application Security

  • Introduction and objectives
  • Information gathering
  • Conduct search engine discovery and reconnaissance for information leakage
  • Fingerprint web server
  • Review webserver metafiles for information leakage
  • Enumerate applications on webserver
  • Review webpage content for information leakage
  • Identify application entry points
  • Map execution paths through application
  • Fingerprint web application framework
  • Fingerprint web application
  • Map application architecture
  • Configuration and deployment management testing
  • Test network/infrastructure configuration
  • Test application platform configuration
  • Test file extensions handling for sensitive information
  • Review old, backup, and unreferenced files for sensitive information
  • Enumerate infrastructure and application admin interfaces
  • Test HTTP methods
  • Test HTTP strict transport security
  • Test RIA cross domain policy
  • Test file permission
  • Test for subdomain takeover
  • Test cloud storage

Identity Management Testing

  • Test role definitions
  • Test user registration process
  • Test account provisioning process
  • Testing for account enumeration and guessable user account
  • Testing for weak or unenforced username policy

Authentication Testing

  • Testing for credentials transported over an encrypted channel
  • Testing for default credentials
  • Testing for weak lock out mechanism
  • Testing for bypassing authentication schema
  • Testing for vulnerable remember password
  • Testing for browser cache weakness
  • Testing for weak password policy
  • Testing for weak security question answer
  • Testing for weak password change or reset functionalities
  • Testing for weaker authentication in alternative channel

Authorization Testing

  • Testing directory traversal/file include
  • Testing for bypassing authorization schema
  • Testing for privilege escalation
  • Testing for insecure direct object references

Session Management Testing

  • Testing for session management schema
  • Testing for cookies attributes
  • Testing for session fixation
  • Testing for exposed session variables
  • Testing for cross site request forgery
  • Testing for logout functionality
  • Testing session timeout
  • Testing for session puzzling
  • Testing for session hijacking

Input Validation Testing

  • Testing for reflected cross site scripting
  • Testing for stored cross site scripting
  • Testing for HTTP verb tampering
  • Testing for HTTP parameter pollution
  • Testing for SQL injection
  • Testing for Oracle
  • Testing for MySQL
  • Testing for SQL server
  • Testing for PostgreSQL
  • Testing for MS Access
  • Testing for NoSQL injection
  • Testing for ORM injection
  • Testing for Client-side
  • Testing for LDAP injection
  • Testing for XML injection
  • Testing for SSI injection
  • Testing for XPath injection
  • Testing for IMAP/SMTP injection
  • Testing for code injection
  • Testing for local file inclusion
  • Testing for remote file inclusion
  • Testing for command injection
  • Testing for format string injection
  • Testing for incubated vulnerability
  • Testing for HTTP splitting/smuggling
  • Testing for HTTP incoming requests
  • Testing for host header injection
  • Testing for server-side template injection
  • Testing for server-side request forgery

Testing for Error Handling

  • Testing for improper error handling
  • Testing for stack traces

Testing for Weak Cryptography

  • Testing for weak Transport Layer Security
  • Testing for padding Oracle
  • Testing for sensitive information sent via unencrypted channels
  • Testing for weak encryption

Business Logic Testing

  • Introduction to business logic
  • Test business logic data validation
  • Test ability to forge requests
  • Test integrity checks
  • Test for process timing
  • Test number of times a function can be used limits
  • Testing for the circumvention of work flows
  • Test defenses against application misuse
  • Test upload of unexpected file types
  • Test upload of malicious files

Client-Side Testing

  • Testing for DOM-based cross site scripting
  • Testing for JavaScript execution
  • Testing for HTML injection
  • Testing for client-side URL redirect 
  • Testing for CSS injection
  • Testing for client-side resource manipulation
  • Testing cross origin resource sharing
  • Testing for cross site flashing
  • Testing for clickjacking
  • Testing WebSockets
  • Testing web messaging
  • Testing browser storage
  • Testing for cross site script inclusion

API Testing

  • Testing GraphQL


  • Introduction
  • Executive summary
  • Findings
  • Appendices

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