Technology : Intro to Web App Security in Association with Code First Girls – 4 Part Course

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Starts: Thursday, 06 June 2024 at 6:00PM
Ends: Thursday, 27 June 2024 at 6:00PM

Available spaces: 462
Host: Code First Girls

Want to get an overview of website security? This MOOC is for you! In this MOOC Sprint, you’ll get an introduction to secure software development and what that actually means. You’ll also learn about common website vulnerabilities and how to mitigate them, making sure you build with security in mind! We’ll also talk about best practices with API security and how you can not only understand the risks and threats against them but also how to secure them. This MOOC is great for anyone with a keen interest in online security!

This 4-part course takes place over 4 weeks and will be hosted via Code First Girls online teaching platform in webinar format. 

This course is great for beginners or anyone that fancies a little refresher or upskill opportunity! Learn the principles of key tech topics with Code First Girls 'MOOC' (Massive Open Online Courses) Sprints and test your knowledge with MOOC Challenges.

Please note these courses are available to anybody who identifies as a woman and is over the age of 18.


Session 1: Introduction to Secure Software Development/ DevSecOps 

LIVE Session: Thursday 6th June @ 6pm - 7pm

  1.  Introduction to software development lifecycles
  2. Development, Security and Operations (DevSecOps) processes
  3. Secure Application Architecture


Session 2: Web App Security: Common vulnerabilities

LIVE Session: Thursday 13th June @ 6pm - 7pm

  1. OWASP Top 10 2021
  2. CWE Top 25 2023
  3. Example case studies (e.g. injection, XSS,  SSRF and DOS).
  4. Managing third-party risks & dependencies


Session 3: Web App Security: Securing Apps 

LIVE Session: Thursday 20th June @ 6pm - 7pm

  1. Discovering software vulnerabilities
  2. Code Reviews for Security
  3. Defending against common attacks


Session 4: API Security  

LIVE Session: Thursday 27th June @ 6pm - 7pm

  1. Python Libraries 
  2. Challenge explanation
  3. Further development and Opportunities with Python


Find out more about Code First Girls:

Code First Girls has become one of the largest providers of free coding courses for women globally, having delivered over £75 million worth of free technology education and teaching three times as many women to code as the entire UK university undergraduate system!

They’re on a mission to close the gender gap in the tech industry by providing employment through free education. They’ve already helped more than 150,000 women learn to code and by working with companies globally, we’re boosting employability, diversity and social mobility, transforming local economies and communities.


When you sign up to this course, you will receive a link which will take you through to the Code First Girls platform where you will need to fill in a registration form. Upon completion you will then be fully registered to the course and will receive a confirmation email directly from Code First Girls which will include your links to join each live session. After each live session takes place, a follow up recording link will be sent to you to allow you to catch up and a mini quiz.