Securing Web Applications - ITE 004


Securing Web Applications - ITE 004

Course Description

The Internet is an integral part of most organizations today, but this widely used public network is also the source of data theft, cyberstalking, and many other threats. Organizations with a significant Web presence, such as e-commerce sites, must ensure their Web applications are as secure as possible. This course explores managing risk in Web applications, identifying and classifying weaknesses, and strategies for developing secure Web applications.


You should have general knowledge of server/client networking, network border protection such as firewalls, and common types of malware. You should also be familiar with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Curriculum Hours


Course Objectives

  1. Compare and contrast Web-based risks.
  2. Analyze common Web site attacks, weaknesses, and security best practices.
  3. Describe the attributes and qualities of secure coding practices.

Potential Jobs/Job Roles

Completion of this course contributes toward qualifications required for: Web application developer

Cost: $299

Registering for this course

Current Charter Oak State College Students

Please call the Registrar's Office at (860) 515-3702 to register for this course.

Visiting Students (not currently enrolled at Charter Oak State College)

  • Request an account in our ACORN Student Portal to be able to register for courses
    • For the question "In what division are you planning to take courses?", choose "Non-Credit"
  • Once you have been issued an account, log in to ACORN, and visit the Course Search
  • Choose "2014-2015 Academic Year - Fall" from the "Term" drop-down
  • Choose "Information Technology" from the "Department" drop-down
  • Press the "Search" button
  • Add the course using the checkbox next to the course name, or click the course code, then click "Add" from there.
  • You will then be able to pay for the courses


  • All courses in the Cybersecurity Workforce Education Program are non-credit courses.
  • All courses are self-guided, with a 15-week access period to the course material.
  • Course takers will take a final exam as part of the last unit of the course. A grade of 70 or higher is required to earn a course certificate indicating successful completion of the course.
  • Course labs have minimum software and system requirements.
  • These courses are not a test preparation program, but they do cover the domain areas consistent with cybersecurity.