Front Range OWASP Conference 2013/Presentations/TopTen

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Top Ten Web Application Defenses

We cannot 'firewall' or 'patch' our way to secure websites. In the past, security professionals thought firewalls, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), patching, and privacy policies were enough. Today, however, these methods are outdated and ineffective, as attacks on prominent, well-protected websites are occurring every day.

Citigroup, PBS, Sega, Nintendo, Gawker, AT&T, the CIA, the US Senate, NASA, Nasdaq, the NYSE, Zynga, and thousands of others have something in common – all have had websites compromised in the last year. No company or industry is immune. Programmers need to learn to build websites differently.

This talk will review the top coding techniques developers need to master in order to build a low-risk, high-security web application.

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