OWASP Top 10: Broken Access Control

You will learn about Broken Access Control, what it is and how to prevent it.

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    Approx. 1 hour
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  • Prerequisites

    2 courses

About this course

OWASP Top 10: Broken Access Control covers the 2021 OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks, broken access control. In the 2017 OWASP Top 10, broken access control was in 5th place and now has moved up to 1st place in the 2021 OWASP Top 10. In this course, we will explore what is broken access control and learn how to identify and prevent it from our system.

Skills you'll gain

  • Describe what is broken access control.

  • Identify broken access control in an application.

  • Prevent broken access control in an application.


1 lessons • 1 quizzes
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Meet the creator of the course
Jonathan Chery
Curriculum Developer at Codecademy, specializing in cybersecurity
Jonathan Chery is a Curriculum Developer in the Cybersecurity domain at Codecademy. He has a Bachelor's in Computer Science from York College, City University of New York, and a Master's degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University.

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