Secure Coding Rules for Java, Part I
By Robert Seacord
Publisher: Pearson
Final Release Date: October 2015
Run time: 3 hours 11 minutes

6+ Hours of Video Instruction


Java Professional Development LiveLessons provides developers with practical guidance for developing Java programs that are robust and secure. These LiveLessons complement The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java.


In this video training, Robert provides complementary coverage to the rules in The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java, demonstrating common Java programming errors and their consequences using Java 8 and Eclipse. Robert describes language behaviors left to the discretion of JVM and compiler implementers and guides developers in the proper use of Java’s APIs including lang, util, Collections, Concurrency Utilities, Logging, Management, Reflection, Regular Expressions, Zip, I/O, JMX, JNI, Math, Serialization, and JAXP.

About the Instructor

Robert C. Seacord is the secure coding technical manager in the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Robert is also a professor in the Institute for Software Research and the Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of eight books on software development including The CERT® Oracle® Secure Coding Standard for Java™ (Addison- Wesley, 2012) and Java™ Coding Guidelines 75 Recommendations for Reliable and Secure Programs (Addison-Wesley, 2013). He has also published more than sixty papers on software security, component-based software engineering, web-based system design, legacy-system modernization, component repositories and search engines, and user interface design and development.

Skill Level

  • Advanced

What You Will Learn

  • How to perform common Java language programming tasks correctly.
  • How to avoid programming errors that are not detected or reported by the compiler.
  • How to develop programs that are robust, reliable, secure, and fast.

Who Should Take This Course

  • Java developers who wish to make the transition from a skilled amateur to a software professional capable of developing code that has to work.

Course Requirements

  • Understanding of programming and development
  • Experience with Java programming
  • Familiarity with Eclipse

Table of Contents

Part I (of III)



Lesson 1: Java Security Concepts

Lesson 2: Input Validation and Data Sanitization (IDS)

Lesson 3: Declarations and Initialization (DCL):

Lesson 4: Expressions (EXP)

Lesson 5: Numeric Types and Operations (NUM)

Lesson 6: Characters and Strings (STR)


Part II (of III)


Lesson 1: Object Orientation (OBJ)

Lesson 2: Methods (MET)

Lesson 3: Exceptional Behavior (ERR)

Lesson 4: Input Output (FIO)

Lesson 5: Serialization (SER)

Lesson 6: Platform Security (SEC)

Lesson 7: Runtime Environment (ENV)


Part III (of III)


Lesson 1: Visibility and Atomicity (VNA) 301

Lesson 2: Locking (LCK)

Lesson 3: Thread APIs (THI)

Lesson 4: Thread Pools (TPS)

Lesson 5: Thread-Safety Miscellaneous (TSM))

Lesson 6: Miscellaneous (MSC)


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