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Web Security in Digital Transformation

Web Security in Digital Transformation

In this training course, fundamental concepts related to web security will be discussed along with practical experiments that demonstrate the way we can protect web servers and clients. The first part will be suitable for those who are new to web technologies and need an introduction to the basic concepts in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The rest of the course’s topics focus on concepts related to web security adopted by most of the contemporary browsers and web servers’ developers to protect data that is exchanged between them. Illustrations of some well-known attacks and ways to mitigate them will be demonstrated through simple practical sessions.

Program Dates

August: 22nd - 24th
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

At the end of this training course, participants will:

  • Understand the theories and practices related to web application security. 

  • Learn the concepts associated with securing a typical HTTP environment as well as defensive techniques against some well-known attacks. 

  • Explore and discuss the basic authentication techniques to support for better understanding of how to verify the identity of a user who tries to communicate with a web server.

Topic Hours
Introduction to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. 3
Introduction to HTTP and its main versions. 3
Browser Defenses (Same-origin policy, Cross-Origin Resource Sharing, Content Security policy)  6
Client-Side Attacks: XSS 3
Server-Side Attacks: SQLi 3
Introduction to Authentication in HTTP. 2


Web developers who would like to understand the basics techniques of securing their web presence.

IT team leaders and Managers who want to gain an introductory level of knowledge in web security that allows them to set the expectation about web security that should be provided by the web developer team.

Dr. Wesam Almobaideen

Professor of Computer Networks and Security
RIT Dubai

Dr. Almobaideen is a full professor of computer networks and security at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Dubai. Currently, he holds the position of the director of computing programs within the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing.
He holds a B.Sc. in computer science from Muta’h University, Karak, Jordan, an MSc. degree from The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, and a Ph.D. from Bologna University, Bologna, Italy.

Before joining RIT-Dubai, he was chairperson of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Jordan for five years. He worked on developing the curriculum of the undergraduate and graduate programs, linking the department with the industry, establishing CISCO academy as part of the school of IT, among other achievements.

He has also served as Director of the Computer Center for three years, where he worked on the development of the various home developed systems such as the HR, financial department, the registration department, and developing the network that connections many buildings, labs, offices and secure all connection inside and with the outside of that domain of the university of Jordan.

Dr. Almobaideen also worked as Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and Director of the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Office. He was able to conduct the very first general accreditation of the university of Jordan. He also participated in many committees for general and specialized accreditation for public and private universities inside and outside Jordan.

He has provided many training courses and seminars related to networking, cybersecurity, and academic accreditation. His research interests include Wireless Networks, Computer security and Cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and Cloud Computing. He has published more than 50 research papers in reputable conferences and journals and has supervised over 40 graduate master and doctorate-level students.