Certified Application Security Engineer (CASE)
The Certified Application Security Engineer (CASE) credential is developed in partnership with large application and software development experts globally.
The CASE credential tests the critical security skills and knowledge required throughout a typical software development life cycle (SDLC), focusing on the importance of the implementation of secure methodologies and practices in today’s insecure operating environment.
The CASE certified training program is developed concurrently to prepare software professionals with the necessary capabilities that are expected by employers and academia globally.It is designed to be a hands-on, comprehensive application security course that will help software professionals create secure applications.
The training program encompasses security activities involved in all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC): planning, creating, testing, and deploying an application.
Unlike other application security trainings, CASE goes beyond just the guidelines on secure coding practices and includes secure requirement gathering, robust application design, and handling security issues in post development phases of application development.
This makes CASE one of the most comprehensive certifications on the market today. It is desired by software application engineers, analysts, testers globally, and respected by hiring authorities.
The Purpose of CASE Is
To ensure that application security is no longer an afterthought but a foremost one.
To lay the foundation required by all application developers and development organizations, to produce secure applications with greater stability and fewer security risks to the consumer, therefore, making security a foremost thought.
To ensure that the organizations mitigate the risk of losing millions due to security compromises that may arise with every step of application development process.
To help individuals develop the habit of giving importance to security sacrosanct of their job role in the SDLC, therefore opening security as the main domain for testers, developers, network administrator etc.
Secure Software Development Process
The Certified Application Security Engineer (CASE) training and certification program provides a comprehensive application security approach which encompasses security activities involved in all the phases of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
For most organizations, software and applications determine their success. However, expedition, duplication, and penny-pinching often take centrestage with security consideration taking a backseat or is not present at all. An insecure or vulnerable application places these businesses at risk.
Addressing security in each phase of the SDLC is the most effective way to create highly secure applications. Robust security-focused design principles followed by rigorous security-focused coding, testing, and deployment practices will lead to applications that can stand up to attacks. This will result in lower ownership costs for both, the end user and the application vendor.
What You Will Learn
In-depth understanding of secure SDLC and secure SDLC models
Knowledge of OWASP Top 10, threat modelling, SAST and DAST
Capturing security requirements of an application in development
Defining, maintaining, and enforcing application security best practices
Performing manual and automated code review of application
Conducting application security testing for web applications to assess the vulnerabilities
Driving development of a holistic application security program
Rating the severity of defects and publishing comprehensive reports detailing associated risks and mitigations
Working in teams to improve security posture
Application security scanning technologies such as AppScan, Fortify, WebInspect, static application security testing (SAST), dynamic application security testing (DAST), single sign-on, and encryption
Following secure coding standards that are based on industry-accepted best practices such as OWASP Guide, or CERT Secure Coding to address common coding vulnerabilities.
Creating a software source code review process that is a part of the development cycles (SDLC, Agile, CI/CD)
Why Become a Certified Application Security Engineer
Immediate Credibility: The CASE program affirms that you are indeed an expert in application security. It also demonstrates the skills that you possess for employers globally.
Pertinent Knowledge: Through the CASE certification and training program, you will be able to expand your application security knowledge.
Multifaceted Skills: CASE can be applied to a wide variety of platforms, such as, mobile applications, web applications, IoT devices, and many more.
A Holistic Outlook: Ranging from pre-deployment to post-deployment security techniques, covering every aspect of secure – software development life cycle, CASE arms you with the necessary skills to build a secure application.
Better Protect and Defend: By making an application more secure you are also helping defend both organizations and individuals globally. As a CASE, it is in your hands to protect and defend and ultimately help build a safer world.
The Net framework has increased in popularity because of its open source nature, interoperability, language independence, library of codes and ease of deployment. It has become the preferred choice of application developers. However, there are not many training programs that address secure application development.
While .Net developers often learn security on the job, primarily because the basic education of programming does not usually cover or emphasize security concerns, the CASE program trains these developers to place importance on security.
According to the 2017 State of Software Security Report, nearly 90% of Java applications contain one or more vulnerable component/s, making them ideal breach points for hostile attackers.
Although Java has come a long way from its development in 1995, cyber crime has also spread, reaching epidemic levels, increasing the need for secure Java developers, regardless of whether they’re creating a new program or upgrading revising an old one.
About the Course
Total Training: 24 hours or 3 full-day sessions
All attendees will receive their personal copy of the CASE courseware, an EC-Council CASE exam voucher, and access to iLabs (EC-Council’s cloud driven labs environment)
The CASE exam can be challenged after attending the official CASE training. Candidates that successfully pass the exam will receive their CASE certificate and membership privileges. Members are expected to adhere to the policies of EC-Council’s Continuing Education Requirements.
Understanding Application Security, Threats, and Attacks
Security Requirements Gathering
Secure Application Design and Architecture
Secure Coding Practices for Input Validation
Secure Coding Practices for Authentication and Authorization
Secure Coding Practices for Cryptography
Secure Coding Practices for Session Management
Secure Coding Practices for Error Handling
Static and Dynamic Application Security Testing (SAST & DAST)
Secure Deployment and Maintenance
Who Is It For?
Java Developers with a minimum of 2 years of experience and individuals who want to become application security engineers/analysts/testers
Individuals involved in the role of developing, testing, managing, or protecting wide area of applications
About the Exam
CASE allows application developers and testers to demonstrate their mastery of the knowledge and skills required to handle common application security vulnerabilities.
Number of Questions: 50
Test Duration: 2 Hours
Test Format: Multiple Choice Questions
Passing Score: 70%
Availability: EC-Council Exam Portal
To be eligible to apply to sit for the CASE Exam, the candidate must either:
Attend the official EC-Council CASE training through an accredited EC-Council Partner (Accredited Training Centre/ iWeek/ iLearn) (All candidates are required to pay the USD100 application fee unless your training fee already includes this) or
be an ECSP (.NET/ Java) member in good standing (you need not pay a duplicate application fee, as this fee has already been paid) or
have a minimum of 2 years working experience in InfoSec/ Software domain (you will need to pay USD 100 as a non-refundable application fee) or
have any other industry equivalent certifications such as GSSP .NET/Java (you will need to pay USD 100 as a non-refundable application fee)
This solution is an asynchronous, self-study environment which delivers EC-Council’s sought after IT Security training courses in a streaming video format.
iWeek (Live Online)
This solution is a live, online, instructor-led training course which means you can attend a course with a live instructor from anywhere with an internet connection.
This solution offers you the opportunity to learn from world-class instructors and the opportunity to collaborate with top Infosecurity professionals.
Training Partner (In Person)
This solution offers “in-person” training so that you can get the benefit of collaborating with your peers and gaining real-world skills, conveniently located in your backyard.