Today we launched a different kind of online coding course – One Month Web Security. One were students break websites, instead of building them. Sound crazy? Let me explain.
When someone starts learning to code they want to see results instantly. They don’t want to spend hours learning about best practices or web standards compliance. That’s boring! So they take shortcuts and learn just enough to be dangerous.
Sure, this is fine when you’re just starting out and tinkering around. But there’s one area that you can’t afford to skimp on and that’s security. The minute you start asking users for personal information (including email addresses, phone numbers, and credit cards) you’re accepting responsibility for securing that information. You’re making a promise to that person that the website they’re using is safe and their information secure. That’s a big promise. One that you could make or break your company or get you fired.
To understand how to lock down your website or application, you have to stop thinking like a developer and start thinking like a hacker. And that’s exactly what our new course is all about.
Click here to reserve your spot in One Month Web Security! In One Month Web Security, you’ll learn how to build a secure application, by first learning how to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses, how to hack into a site using those weaknesses, and finally how to defend yourself against malicious attacks like these.
Tags: Web Security