Foundations of COBOL Security

Course Description

All software in any development and execution environment is subject to intrusion. This is certainly true of the COBOL mainframe environment. This course is designed to help you recognize how COBOL design and implementation errors can introduce risk in your organization so you can mitigate these risks while coding.

Course Themes

  • Introduce software security concepts with respect to the COBOL environment
  • Demonstrate how design and implementation errors in software development can expose systems to risk
  • Expose and correct common myths about system security in the COBOL environment
  • Investigate the relationship between typical COBOL programming errors and a taxonomy of system security vulnerabilities

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss how COBOL errors may expose systems to security risks
  • Summarize the main COBOL security myths
  • Map COBOL programming errors to common vulnerability classifications


Delivery Format: eLearning

Duration: 1/2 hour

Intended Audience:

  • Developers
  • QA Engineers
  • Architects
  • Application Security Specialists

Competencies: Understanding of COBOL development


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