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Secure Coding in C and C++ for Medical Devices

Cydrill Software Security
Training overview
Corporate / Group Training
3 days
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Instructor-led online training aligned to the availability of your teams

Available in all time zones

Course description

Secure Coding in C and C++ for Medical Devices

Your medical device written in C and C++ works as intended, so you are done, right? But did you consider feeding in incorrect values? 16Gbs of data? A null? An apostrophe? Negative numbers, or specifically -232? Because that’s what the bad guys will do – and the list is far from complete.

Handling security needs a healthy level of paranoia, and this is what this course provides: a strong emotional engagement by lots of hands on labs and stories from real life, all to substantially improve code hygiene. Mistakes, consequences and best practices are our blood, sweat and tears.

All this is put in the context of C and C++, and extended by core programming issues, discussing security pitfalls of these languages.

So that you are prepared for the forces of the dark side.

So that nothing unexpected happens.


This training is available for corporate teams and can be offered virtually to suit your company's needs. Get in touch to learn more!

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Who should attend?


C/C++ developers developing medical devices


General C/C++ development

Objective list

  • Getting familiar with essential cyber security concepts
  • Learning about security specialties of the healthcare sector
  • Handling security challenges in your C and C++ code
  • Identify vulnerabilities and their consequences
  • Learn the security best practices in C and C++
  • Understanding security testing methodology and approaches
  • Getting familiar with common security testing techniques and tools

Training content

Table of contents

Day 1

  • Cyber security basics
    • What is security?
    • Threat and risk
    • Cyber security threat types
    • Consequences of insecure software
    • Regulations and standards
    • Cyber security in the healthcare sector
  • Buffer overflow
    • Assembly basics and calling conventions
    • Memory management vulnerabilities
    • Best practices and some typical mistakes

Day 2

  • Buffer overflow
    • Some typical mistakes leading to BOF
  • Memory management hardening
    • Securing the toolchain
    • Runtime protections
  • Common software security weaknesses
    • Security features

Day 3

  • Common software security weaknesses
    • Security features
  • Common software security weaknesses
    • Input validation

Day 4

  • Common software security weaknesses
    • Time and state
    • Errors
    • Code quality
  • Using vulnerable components
    • Assessing the environment
    • Hardening
    • Case study – Supply chain attack on Alaris Gateway Workstation
    • Vulnerability management
  • Security testing
    • Security testing vs functional testing
    • Manual and automated methods
    • Security testing techniques and tools
  • Wrap up
    • Secure coding principles
    • And now what?

See full Table of Contents in the downloadable brochure.

About Cydrill

Cydrill Software Security

The team of Cydrill Software Security will help you embed secure coding skills in your organization through a blended learning journey. Gamified lab exercises assist in the acquisition of best practices so that the coding mistakes that lead to vulnerabilities...

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