The past few years have seen a massive increase in attacks, data breaches and medical identity theft targeting the healthcare industry; there have also been various ransomware attacks paralyzing healthcare computer networks as well as the various medical devices connected to them. The rise of mobile devices used in the industry needs to be addressed as well: there is a huge growth of medical software applications for mobiles and tablets that connect the patient with the organization – carrying and storing personally identifiable information (PII).
Healthcare is one of the business domains where security is absolutely crucial. Vulnerability is not an option when working with life-saving devices. There is also significant compliance pressure – if you want to stay a trusted and reliable vendor, your systems and applications need to comply with Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements. To deal with these challenges, you need motivated secure coders with the right skills and the right attitude to fight security problems.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Developers working in the healthcare sector.
Understand basic concepts of security, IT security and secure coding
Understand special threats in the healthcare sector
Understand regulations and standards
Learn Web vulnerabilities beyond OWASP Top Ten and know how to avoid them
Learn about XML security
Learn client-side vulnerabilities and secure coding practices
Have a practical understanding of cryptography
Understand the requirements of secure communication
Understand essential security protocols
Understand some recent attacks against cryptosystems
Understand security concepts of Web services
Learn about JSON security
Learn about typical coding mistakes and how to avoid them
Get information about some recent vulnerabilities in the Java framework
Learn about denial of service attacks and protections
Get practical knowledge in using security testing techniques and tools
Get sources and further readings on secure coding practices