CTG Academy

Application Security Awareness

Application Security Awareness is the knowledge and attitude that members of a development project team possess with regard to the protection of the information assets of systems and applications.

Being security aware means you understand that there is the potential for some people to deliberately or “accidentally” steal, damage, or misuse the data that is stored within a company's computer systems and applications. Therefore, it would be prudent to support the information assets of the company by trying to prevent that from happening.

Awareness of the security risks and available safeguards is the first line of defense for the security of information systems and networks.

The focus of Application Security Awareness should be to achieve a long-term shift in the attitude of development project teams towards application security. Security policies should be viewed as a key enabler for the organisation, not as a series of unnecessary and annoying rules restricting the efficient working of your business.


Currently no (other) upcoming dates are planned for this course


Course Objectives

Participants of this course will be introduced to application security. They will become aware of the security risks that threaten modern day systems and applications. This course will provide you with a basic understanding of how security testing can be used to prevent potential attacks on your applications.

Besides those basic principles, participants will see more advanced topics like OWASP Top 10 and examples of vulnerable source code.

Typical Audience

This course is intended for developers, development managers, project managers, test managers and/or any person who is in contact with the security of a system or application.

Course Prerequisites

The participants should have a general understanding of application development and the way modern day applications work.

Course Delivery

Throughout the course, an experienced trainer and security testing expert provides lectures and gives examples based on real world projects and incidents. Courses can be given in English or Dutch. Course material is in English.

Course Venue

The course duration is 1 day.

This course can be given at the client’s site or at CTG.

Course Administration


€ 500/person for 1 day. All prices are VAT excluded; course material, lunch and beverages are included.


By Participant: If a subscribed course participant is replaced by another participant or if the public course is postponed to a later date, no cancellation costs apply. A participant or a group that fails to attend, or that cancels a course without at least 15 working days written notice prior to the course start, is liable for the full subscription cost.
By CTG: CTG reserves the right to cancel a course at any time.

Course Logistics

All classroom courses begin promptly at 9 am and are scheduled until 5 pm.
All courses are organised at the CTG premises in Diegem (Belgium) or can be given at the client site and are available for groups as well. Please contact us if you wish further information.
The standard language of each course is English.

* Prices subject to VAT

Course Outlines

Introduction to Application Security Testing

  • Need for security risk management
  • Basic terminology of application security

OWASP Top 10

Risk of Vulnerable Applications

Strategies to Design and Build Secure Applications

Managing Security Risk in the Source Code

Trends in Application Security

Demonstration of Common Vulnerabilities

  • Review of vulnerable sample source code
  • Examples of common attacks and hacks
  • Techniques to prevent attacks

Overview of security test tools

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