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Application Security Analyst - Author Award for Professionals 2016

The badge earner has significantly contributed to the authoring of courseware: labs, exams, quizzes, virtual machines, etc. The course objective is to teach students how to scan and test web applications for the identification and analysis of vulnerabilities and attacks, using IBM AppScan Standard. The author has developed assets that teach students topics such as OWASP security standards, Glassbox scanning, cross-site scripting, broken authentication, and threat analysis and reports.

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What it takes to earn this badge

  • Expected to be either an IBM Customer or Business Partner attending the IBM Skills Academy, or a nominated Information Technology professional working for IBM.
  • Subject Matter Expertise of topics in Module I - Cyber Security Overview: Covering Security Overview, Trends, Case Studies; Security standards and frameworks.
  • Subject Matter Expertise of topics in Module II - Cyber Security Foundations: Covering Application Security Technologies: - HTML5 and JavaScript Programming - SQL Relational database, objects and tables.
  • Subject Matter Expertise of topics in Module III - Appl. Security Analyst: Covering Web appl. components & security issues; OWASP attack classifications; SQL Injection; Brute Force authentication, Cross-site Scripting (XSS); Insecure direct object reference; Sensitive data exposure; Cross-site request forgery (CSRF); Vulnerability testing, scanning & threat modeling; Reporting threats & vulnerabilities; Glass Box; Scanning Web Services; Extend functions using SDK and AXF; Troubleshooting AppScan
  • The above expertise must be demonstrated by holding a professional certification and/or have 5 years of experience in the application development or a relevant field.
  • Validated contribution to the development of assets of the course components by the world wide IBM education program leader.
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