Thinking About Security in Web Development

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This month, Jesse Tolj gave an informative presentation on web security from a developer’s standpoint.

After explaining why developers should care about protecting the data their sites will store and process, he walked us through four of the major types of insecurities: Cross Site Scripting, SQL Injection, Cross Site Request Forgery, and Session Hijacking. For each, he provided an overview of the history of some of the most high-profile exploits, what each insecurity actually involves, as well as how to prevent them.

For those unable to attend or who would like access to the resources mentioned, a link to Jesse’s slide presentation is available below to give an overview.

Thinking About Security in Web Development Slides

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