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OWASP Top 10 - A07:2021 - Identification and Authentication Failures

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Our newest OWASP courses contain exclusive content updates for the September 2021 version of the OWASP Top 10 list

OWASP Top 10 - A07:2021 - Identification and Authentication Failures

The A07-Identification and Authentication Failures course gives a high-level overview of how to avoid getting pwned by learning from the password mistakes of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. Change your passwords again, everyone!

Who should take this course?

Our OWASP Top 10 course is designed for an intermediate-level learner, someone who is a seasoned offensive security professional, SOC analyst, or Windows system administrator who wants to know how to exploit and protect against the latest vulnerabilities impacting enterprise systems.

What are the prerequisites for this course?

You will gain the most benefit from this course if you have a basic understanding of: web applications, programming languages, web browsers, and web application hacking.

Why should I take this course?

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a non-profit organization focused on web security. The OWASP Top 10 features the most critical web application security vulnerabilities. Our course gives you the knowledge needed to identify, exploit, and offer remediation suggestions for these vulnerabilities.

What makes this course different from other courses on similar topics?

This course is available on the Cybrary platform in a series of installments. Along with an introductory module, each of the subsequent 10 modules are contained separately as installments of the course series. The multimodal design allows for more self-paced, customizable learning. Our on-demand format affords you the flexibility to learn at your own pace.

This course was developed by Clint Kehr, who is a technical manager for a financial services company’s Responsible Disclosure Team, where he interacts with ethical hackers who find vulnerabilities in the company’s infrastructure. Clint is a former Special Agent with the Department of Justice where he specialized in internet investigations and conducted numerous cases on cyber threat actors on the surface, deep, and dark web, resulting in Clint earning the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award. Clint has trained over 1,000 law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and civilians on the dark web and dark market websites. Clint has a master’s degree in intelligence studies from American Military University where he graduated with honors and also has a master’s degree in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University where he graduated with highest distinction. As a former Navy Reserve Officer, Clint served in many roles, such as a division officer and department head for commands in the information warfare community.

Why should I take this course on Cybrary and not somewhere else?

Cybrary is the first cybersecurity education platform to release exclusive, updated course content for the new OWASP Top 10 list that was released on September 24th, 2021. The list has been significantly revised since the release of the last 2017 top 10 list, as the new list combines, reorders, and adds new web application vulnerabilities. OWASP has focused on more data-centered research in their creation of the new top 10 list.

Each Cybrary OWASP Top 10 (2021) course includes:

  • Engaging video overview lessons that summarize each category and list of CVEs covered, as well as describe how the category in the 2021 list is distinctive from how the category was presented in the 2017 list
  • Guided demos in platforms such as OWASP Mutillidae
  • Written scenarios that highlight the relevance of the OWASP Top 10 web application vulnerabilities in real-world ransomware attacks and data breaches, including the 2021 Colonial Pipeline Hack and the 2017 Equifax Breach. You will gain insights of the history and significance of these incidents.
  • Custom hands-on labs created by our vendor partner, Cydefe, which allow you to identify, exploit, and mitigate these critical vulnerabilities, as well as offer remediation advice to clients.


  • Introduction
    • About This Course
    • Introduction
    • An Introduction to OWASP
    • The OWASP Top 10
    • OWASP Web Security Testing Guide (WSTG)
    • Using Intercepting Proxies in Web Application Security Testing
    • Video Demonstration of Using Intercepting Proxies
    • Video Demonstration of Using OWASP Mutillidae
  • A07-Identification and Authentication Failures
    • Overview: Identification and Authentication Failures
    • Understanding Identification and Authentication Failures
    • Demo: Identification and Authentication Failures
    • Scenario: The Colonial Pipeline Hack
    • Lab: Identification and Authentication Failures

Taught by

Clint Kehr


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