The world has changed. Today, every time you make a site live, you're opening it up to attack.
A first-time developer can easily be discouraged by the difficulties involved with properly securing a website. But have hope: an army of security researchers is out there discovering, documenting, and fixing security flaws. Thankfully, the tools you'll need to secure your site are freely available and generally easy to use.
Web Security for Developers will teach you how your websites are vulnerable to attack and how to protect them. Each chapter breaks down a major security vulnerability and explores a real-world attack, coupled with plenty of code to show you both the vulnerability and the fix.
You'll learn how to:
As you get stronger at identifying and fixing vulnerabilities, you'll learn to deploy disciplined, secure code and become a better programmer along the way.
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"You can frame the usefulness of this book several ways: It s well suited to those who are transitioning from development to security. It s also another great security beginner-level read, providing introductions to an array of pen testing tools that will help you do your job better. And finally, it s a terrific resource for developers looking to build more secure applications."
Britt Kemp, Bishop Fox Labs