Oh, WASP! Security Essentials for Web Apps

Benny Paul, Cognizant Technology Solutions

The past few years have seen a rapid increase in business efficiency through Web-based applications. Unfortunately, a dramatic increase in the number of web application vulnerabilities has followed. Insecure web applications can be disastrous for mission critical businesses and users' sensitive data. More than 70 percent of security vulnerabilities are due to flaws in the application rather than firewall breaches. Bennie Paul explains how security testing has become an indispensable part of the SDLC for businesses operating online today. OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) provides open source tools, code, and materials to develop, test, and maintain application security. Monitoring the “OWASP Top 10” web application security flaws is highly recommended as part of an organization’s testing methodology. Vulnerabilities identified are compared against the organization’s security objectives and regulations, and categorized accordingly for remediation. Benny guides you through the OWASP vulnerabilities, technique, framework, and preventive measures that you can adopt for building better software.

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