Web Security (module BTI-4203)

Goals of this course

This part of the course aims at providing a good overview of a major software security issues: Web Security.
The students will see the most dangerous web securities issues (for instance XSS, XRSF, SQL injection, ...). They know how such flows can be exploited and know how one can protect a site. They have experienced this attacks on example web sites.

Moodle page

Moodle page for this course


The specialisation courses are given on Fridays in Biel, 8:20 - 11:55.
Course is taught by Kai Brünnler, Emmanuel Benoist. The following schedule represents the courses of the Fall Term 2022-2023.
Day Contents
23.09.2022 K. Bünnler
30.09.2022 K. Bünnler
07.10.2022 K. Bünnler
14.10.2022 K. Bünnler
21.10.2022 K. Bünnler
28.10.2022 K. Bünnler
04.11.2022 K. Bünnler
11.11.2022 Injections
18.11.2022 No course: Bloc week
25.11.2022 Broken Access Control
02.12.2022 Identification or Authentication Failures
09.12.2022 Cryptographic failures
16.12.2022 Cross Site Scripting
23.12.2022 Emmanuel Benoist - Other OWASP Top 10 problems
30.12.2022 No course: Weihnachtsferien / Vacances de Noel
06.01.2023 No course: Weihnachtsferien / Vacances de Noel
13.01.2023 Audit-Methodology and Risk Analysis
20.01.2023 No course: Finaltag


This course is part of the module BTI-4203 "Pa" module. Students will pass a written exam (120 minutes for only XML-security and Web-Security (parts taught by E. Benoist and K. Brünler)). This module gives 4 ECTS credits and is part of the Qualification Group C.
This course is also an optional module of the Master of Digital Forensics of the Unil. It counts for 3 ECTS. This module is examinated with an oral exam of 20 minutes.