WebGoat teaches web application security

September 17th, 2005

The Open Web Application Security Project has developed WebGoat as a training environment for securing web applications.

WebGoat is a lessons based, deliberately insecure web application designed to teach web application security. Each of the 25 lessons provides the user an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding by exploiting a real vulnerability. WebGoat provides the ability to examine the underlying code to gain a better understanding of the vulnerability as well as provide runtime hints to assist in solving each lesson. V3.7 includes lessons covering most of the OWASP Top Ten vulnerabilities and contains several new lessons on web services, SQL Injection, and authentication. Simply unzip, run, and go to WebGoat in your browser to start learning.

Sounds like a great teaching and learning tool for building secure web-based systems.