About this course

Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in my course Intro to Hacking Web Applications!

My name is Art, and I'm the CEO of Secure Web Solutions. I have spent most of the past 20 years building web applications as well as performing penetration tests against them.


The vast majority of cyber attacks are relatively easy to defend – yet most web applications remain vulnerable.

In fact many developers aren’t even aware of how simple these attacks are to execute.

Spoiler alert: It's really, really easy.


This course will teach you a variety of concepts and tools enabling you to hack your way into vulnerable web applications built with modern JavaScript frameworks like ReactAngular and more.

You'll gain a deep understanding of common attacks -- then use that knowledge to protect your own web applications.

We're going to cover:

  • Legal & Ethical Considerations
  • Hacking Theory
  • Industry Tools
  • Applied, hands-on examples!


You're going to walk away from this course with:

  1. Deep understanding of the tools and techniques hackers will use when attacking your web application
  2. Strategies and best-practices to mitigate the most common attacks your own applications will face

This course was created to provide software developers actionable advice necessary to build secure web applications.

No specific experience as a developer is necessary, though a general familiarity with web technology (HTML, JS, cloud, etc) and related tools will come in handy and make this session more meaningful.

Penetration testers looking to strengthen their skills in assessing and attacking web applications will also find value in this course.

Don't know what the "command line" is? You may want to take a primer on that first.


Excited to learn more? Let's jump into the course!