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Web Application Security (Beginner's Guide)by Bryan Sullivan
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Security smarts for the self-guided IT professional Learn how to secure Web applications from today's sneakiest hackers.
True to the hallmarks of our Secure Beginner's Guides series, Web Application Security, A Beginner's Guide imparts the hard-learned lessons and experiences of top security professionals, and provides know-how that can otherwise take you years to learn. This book takes you from a professional beginner-level to an up-and-running level of proficiency through a complete overview of Web application security. Important tips and key techniques plus the most common terminology you must know are all clearly explained.
Hackers are smart but security professionals need to be smarter. This book provides you with an actionable, rock-solid foundation in Web application security — from a thorough review of the tools and resources essential to Web application security to the trade's best practices for detecting vulnerabilities and protecting applications. The aim of this series is to help you work a bit more expertly than your actual years of hands-on experience.
Web Application Security, A Beginner's Guide features: Lingo--Concise definitions of frequently used security terms In Actual Practice--Real-world examples of security concepts in contextBudget Note--Tips for optimizing security processes and technologies to align with an organization's budgetIMHO--Cautionary advice on errors to avoid, based on the authors' life lessonsYour Plan--Customizable, on-the-job planning checklistsInto Action--Hands-on exercises that show how to apply new skills
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
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