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CompTIA Mobile App Security Plus Certification (iOS Edition)

Course Objectives

  • Explain why an organization should devote time and resources to app security, including specific rationale for iOS app development.
  • Identify where and how the iOS system architecture is vulnerable to security threats.
  • Apply strategies to promote the security of mobile apps, including specific strategies for iOS.
  • Enable an iOS app to communicate securely with hardware and software on the device.
  • Enable an iOS app to secure data through encryption.
  • Enable an iOS app to store data securely.
  • Enable an iOS app to communicate securely over networks and with web services.
  • Use the UIWebView component securely.
  • Protect credentials in storage and in transit.
  • Harden an iOS app against attack to levels appropriate for the risk model.

Course Outline

  1. Lesson 1: The Rationale for IOS App Security
    1. Identify the Need for Security
    2. Identify Security Requirements and Expectations
    3. Include Security in Your Development Processes
    4. Identify Your Approach to Risk Management
  2. Lesson 2: The iOS Security Architecture
    1. Strengths and Weaknesses of the iOS Security Architecture
    2. iOS App Construction
    3. iOS Vulnerabilities
  3. Lesson 3: Employing Secure Mobile App Development Strategies
    1. Follow App Security Best Practices
    2. Protect Against Threats
    3. Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
    4. Design for Security
    5. Conduct Security Testing and Analysis
    6. Write Secure Objective-C Code
  4. Lesson 4: Accessing Local Processes and Devices Securely
    1. Select Countermeasures for Local Threats
    2. Implement Secure Access of Local Processes and Hardware
  5. Lesson 5: Securing Data Through Encryption
    1. Select Countermeasures for Threats to Cleartext Data
    2. Implement Encryption
  6. Lesson 6: Accessing Local Storage Securely
    1. Identify Countermeasures for Local Storage Threats
    2. Implement Secure Access of Local Storage
  7. Lesson 7: Communicating with Networks and Web Services Securely
    1. Identify Networking Threats
    2. Identify Countermeasures for Networking Threats
    3. Implement Secure Network Communication
  8. Lesson 8: Using the UIWebView Component Securely
    1. Identify Countermeasures for UIWebView Component Threats
    2. Implement UIWebView Security
  9. Lesson 9: Protecting Credentials in Storage and Transit
    1. Identify Countermeasures for Threats to Credentials
    2. Implement Secure User Authentication
    3. Implement Keychain
  10. Lesson 10: Hardening Apps Against Attack
    1. Identify Countermeasures for Reverse Engineering Threats
    2. Harden an App


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