Foundations of COBOL Security

Course Description

There are many risks and myths associated with COBOL programming security. In this course, we’ll review COBOL programming best practices, discuss a taxonomy of COBOL system vulnerabilities, and provide guidance on how to avoid or mitigate them.

Course Themes

  • COBOL application architecture and implementing security requirements within code and environment configurations
  • Best practices for mitigating common vulnerabilities
  • Increased coverage of secure logging, error handling, secure input validation, and data representation 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize common security risks with COBOL programs
  • Identify security vulnerabilities in COBOL code
  • Write secure code to mitigate risk


Delivery Format: eLearning

Duration: 1 Hour

Level: Introductory

Intended Audience:

  • Developers
  • QA Engineers
  • Architects
  • Application Security Specialists

Competencies: Understanding of COBOL development


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