Security Training

Sep 21, 2021
Dec 20, 2023

Security is a top priority in the N3N open-source community. This training plan is designed to ensure that all contributors have a solid understanding of security best practices. The goal is to create a culture of security awareness and proactive risk mitigation.

Training Objectives

  1. Understanding Security Concepts:

    • Overview of common security concepts, including confidentiality, integrity, availability, and the CIA triad.
    • Introduction to common security threats and attack vectors.
  2. Secure Coding Principles:

    • Best practices for writing secure code.
    • Language-specific secure coding guidelines.
  3. OWASP Top Ten:

    • In-depth exploration of the OWASP Top Ten vulnerabilities.
    • Mitigation strategies for each vulnerability.
  4. Code Review for Security:

    • Guidelines for conducting security-focused code reviews.
    • Identifying common security pitfalls during code reviews.
  5. Security Tools and Automation:

    • Introduction to static code analysis tools.
    • Incorporating security testing into the CI/CD pipeline.
  6. Secure Configuration Management:

    • Configuring systems securely to minimize attack surfaces.
    • Best practices for secure configuration management.
  7. Authentication and Authorization:

    • Understanding secure authentication mechanisms.
    • Implementing robust authorization controls.
  8. Encryption and Data Protection:

    • Overview of encryption principles.
    • Best practices for protecting sensitive data.
  9. Incident Response:

    • Developing an incident response plan.
    • Steps to take during and after a security incident.
  10. Continuous Improvement:

    • Emphasizing the importance of ongoing security education.
    • Encouraging a culture of continuous improvement.

Training Delivery

  1. Interactive Workshops:

    • Conduct live workshops with interactive discussions.
    • Use real-world examples to illustrate security concepts.
  2. Online Learning Modules:

    • Develop self-paced online modules for contributors to access at their convenience.
    • Include quizzes and assessments for knowledge validation.
  3. Documentation and Resources:

    • Create comprehensive documentation on security best practices.
    • Maintain a curated list of external resources for further learning.
  4. Hands-On Exercises:

    • Provide practical exercises for hands-on learning.
    • Encourage contributors to apply security concepts in real-world scenarios.
  5. Security Challenges:

    • Organize periodic security challenges to test and enhance participants' skills.
    • Recognize and reward contributors who excel in security challenges.
  6. Security Office Hours:

    • Conduct regular security office hours for contributors to ask questions and seek guidance.
    • Provide a platform for ongoing discussions on security topics.

By implementing this security training plan, N3N aims to empower contributors with the knowledge and skills needed to actively contribute to the security of our open-source projects. Thank you for your commitment to building a secure and resilient community.