Web Application Security, A Beginner's Guide

A Beginner's Guide

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Security Smarts for the Self-Guided IT Professional

"Get to know the hackers-or plan on getting hacked. Sullivan and Liu have created a savvy, essentials-based approach to web app security packed with immediately applicable tools for any information security practitioner sharpening his or her tools or just starting out." -Ryan McGeehan, Security Manager, Facebook, Inc.

Secure web applications from today's most devious hackers. Web Application Security: A Beginner's Guide helps you stock your security toolkit, prevent common hacks, and defend quickly against malicious attacks.

This practical resource includes chapters on authentication, authorization, and session management, along with browser, database, and file security--all supported by true stories from industry. You'll also get best practices for vulnerability detection and secure development, as well as a chapter that covers essential security fundamentals. This book's templates, checklists, and examples are designed to help you get started right away.

Web Application Security: A Beginner's Guide features:

  • Lingo--Common security terms defined so that you're in the know on the job

  • IMHO--Frank and relevant opinions based on the authors' years of industry experience

  • Budget Note--Tips for getting security technologies and processes into your organization's budget

  • In Actual Practice--Exceptions to the rules of security explained in real-world contexts

  • Your Plan--Customizable checklists you can use on the job now

  • Into Action--Tips on how, why, and when to apply new skills and techniques at work


Vincent Liu, CISSP, is a managing partner at Stach & Liu. He previously led the Attack & Penetration and Reverse Engineering teams for Honeywell's Global Security group and was an analyst at the National Security Agency. Vincent speaks at industry conferences, including Black Hat, ToorCon, and Microsoft's BlueHat. He is a co-author of Hacking Exposed Web Applications, Third Edition and Hacking Exposed Wireless, Second Edition. Bryan Sullivan, Senior Security Researcher at Adobe Systems, was previously Security Program Manager at Microsoft and a development manager at HP, where he helped to design HP's vulnerability scanning tools WebInspect and DevInspect. Bryan speaks at industry conferences such as Black Hat, RSA, BlueHat and TechEd.

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  • Part I: PrimerChapter 1. Welcome to the Wide World of Web Application SecurityChapter 2. Security FundamentalsPart II: Web Application Security PrinciplesChapter 3. AuthenticationChapter 4. AuthorizationChapter 5. Browser Security Principles: The Same-Origin PolicyChapter 6. Browser Security Principles: Cross-Site Scripting and Cross-Site Request ForgeryChapter 7. Database Security PrinciplesChapter 8. File Security PrinciplesPart III: Secure Development and DeploymentChapter 9. Secure Development MethodologiesEpilogue: The Wizard, the Giant, and the Magic Fruit Trees: A Happy EndingIndex
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 352
Erscheinungsdatum 01.12.2000
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-07-177616-5
Reihe Beginner's Guide
Verlag MCGRAW-HILL Higher Education
Maße (L/B/H) 23,1/18,7/1,8 cm
Gewicht 672 g
Abbildungen 45 Illustrations, unspecified
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