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Like it or not, security is an important part of web development. Businesses with good security practices rarely get noticed, but just one major security breach can bring a lot of negative attention. [Lenovo, Equafax, Uber, etc.]

Web security is hard. New threats appear constantly requiring vigilance and endurance and most security experts agree, vulnerabilities are best identified with objective eyes that are trained in security issues. Developers looking at the code day after day are not in an objective position.

In addition to good security development practices, a processĀ  such as peer reviews or a separate team/person dedicated to security is recommended.

This section looks at some of the security issues frequently found on the web as listed by OWSAP along with some recommendations for preventing them.

Future Links

  • OWASP Top Ten
  • Defensive Measures
  • Some Infamous Breaches
  • Helpful References