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Application Security Engineer - Author Award for Professionals 2017 - 2019

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 & test web applications for the identification and analysis of vulnerabilities & attacks, using IBM AppScan Standard. The author has developed assets that teach students topics such as OWASP web application security standards, SQL injection flaws, cross-site scripting, sensitive data exposure, and Glass box scanning.

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What it takes to earn this badge

  • Expected to be an Information Technology professional working for IBM, an IBM Customer, or Business Partner and attending the IBM Skills Academy.
  • 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 -Module III -Application Security Engineer 2017: Web application security threats; OWASP attack classifications; SQL injection attacks; Broken authentication; Cross-site Scripting; Insecure direct object reference; Sensitive data exposure; Cross-site request forgery; Security in the software development lifecycle; Automated security scans and test; Vulnerability testing; Reporting; Scanning sites that use JavaScript and Flash; Glass box; 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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