Telecommunication is the foundation on which critical infrastructures are built – all modern technologies heavily rely on its security. The continued adoption of IP-based telecommunication and the exposure of telecom equipment opens additional paths for attackers, with a massive increase in security incidents against telecom systems.
The security of customer premises equipment and the prevalence of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is especially critical, as these devices are directly exposed to attackers and potentially resulting in large-scale attacks against users and companies alike. IoT security is recognized by the industry as a critical area of telecommunications, as evidenced by the efforts of the GSM Alliance to produce a set of IoT security guidelines for network operators.
The threats against telecom systems run the gamut from simple-yet-effective DDoS attacks to large-scale exploitation of vulnerabilities in communication equipment.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Developers working in telecoms sector.
Understand basic concepts of security, IT security and secure coding
Understand special threats in the telecom 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
Learn about network attacks and defenses at different OSI layers
Learn about typical coding mistakes and how to avoid them
Get information about some recent vulnerabilities in the Java framework
Learn to use various security features of the Java development environment
Understand security concepts of Web services
Realize the severe consequences of unsecure buffer handling in native code
Understand the architectural protection techniques and their weaknesses
Realize the severe consequences of unsecure buffer handling
Learn about denial of service attacks and protections
Get sources and further readings on secure coding practices
IT security and secure coding
Special threats in the telecoms sector
Regulations and standards
Web application security
Common coding errors and vulnerabilities
Foundations of Java security
Java security services
Secure communication in Java
x86 machine code, memory layout and stack operations