ASD 261 – Application Security

Applied Bachelor’s Degree in Software Development

Course ID

ASD 261

Course Credits


About ASD 261 – Application Security

This class will teach students the concepts and techniques that enable modern web application security to maintain high performance and provide offensive and defensive security concepts that software engineers must know. The students will also learn to protect web applications using the latest techniques. Upon the course completion, students will be ready to develop mitigations for their web applications to protect against hackers and apply secure coding best practices into application development lifecycle.

Topics Covered In Course

ASD 261 Topics

  • Fundamentals to Web Application Security Fundamentals 
  • Authentication and Authorization  
  • Browser Security Principles
  • Database and File Security Principles 
  • Secure Development Methodologies 


Students must have experience using a keyboard and mouse in a GUI-based OS such as Microsoft Windows or Macintosh and understand how to download and install programs found on the Internet. Student must be familiar with principles of procedural programming, software development and debugging techniques, control structures, data types, functions, arrays, and file processing, can write, and understand, applications that make use of both server-side and client-side code, and communicate between the two over HTTP. Student is familiar with at least one popular database (MySQL). 

Meet The Faculty

Our expert, certified faculty members come with years of industry experience and are passionate about helping students build and advance their tech careers.

Talk to an Advisor

Request an appointment with one of our IT expert Admissions Advisors for personalized guidance on building your education plan. You’ll be able to book an appointment instantly for a time that fits your schedule. 

Enrollment Deadline - July 24, 2023!

Oops! We could not locate your form.

*By submitting this form, you are giving your express written consent for California Institute of Arts & Technology to contact you regarding our educational programs and services using email, telephone or text – including our use of automated technology for calls and periodic texts to any wireless number you provide. Message and data rates may apply. This consent is not required to purchase goods or services and you may always call us directly at 877-559-3621. You can opt-out at any time by calling us or responding STOP to any text message.