Foundations of Programming: Web Security



Foundations of Programming: Web Security
Genre: eLearning | Feb 19, 2014 | Level: Beginner | Language: English
Learn about the most important security concerns when developing websites, and what you can do to keep your servers, software, and data safe from harm. Instructor Kevin Skoglund explains what motivates hackers and their most common methods of attacks, and then details the techniques and mindset needed to craft solutions for these web security challenges. Learn the eight fundamental principles that underlie all security efforts, the importance of filtering input and controlling output, and smart strategies for encryption and user authentication. Kevin also covers special considerations when it comes to credit cards, regular expressions, source code managers, and databases.
This course is great for developers who want to secure their client's websites, and for anyone else who wants to learn more about web security.
Topics include:
Why security matters
What is a hacker?
How to write a security policy
Cross-site scripting (XSS)
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF)
SQL injection
Session hijacking and fixation
Passwords and encryption
Secure credit card payments

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