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7 Common Web Application Development Security Misconceptions

Category: Web Security Readings - Tags: web application development , sdlc , secure web development - Thu, 24 Sep 2015, by Robert Abela
Are you a web application developer? How familiar are you with web application security? Read through these seven common web application development security misconceptions to make sure you don't fall for the trap and ensure you always cater for web application security in your work. Read more...

Ruby on Rails Security Basics

This getting started document explains how to use the built in security of Ruby on Rails to build secure web applications and prevent the most common vulnerabilities, such as cross-site scripting and sql injections. The guide also lists down a number of Ruby gems that can be used to help developers write more secure code. Read more...

Why QA Pros Should Be More Involved in Web Security

This security post explains why QA team members can be a good fit to do web application security testing and vulnerability finding and why businesses should involve more QA team members in their web application security programs. Read more...

Don't Waste Your Testing Team's Talents - Automate the Repetitive

Many companies shy away from automated testing: it cannot replace manual testing, they reason, and so why invest so much in it? This view can be defended for user interface testing, but it falls short of the reality of web security testing, or better web vulnerability scanning. Read more and learn how an automated web vulnerability scanner can help you get the best out of your web testing and security teams Read more...

Getting Started with Web Application Security

A complete detailed guide to web application security. This guide includes everything you need to know to get started with web application security and explains which tools to use, how to choose such tools and also explains how to secure completely all the components of a web application environment. Read more...

Working in QA? Take your Web Application Security Testing to the Next Level

As a QA professional, you are in a perfect position to add much more value to the web application security testing and vulnerabilities detection processes. Read more and learn what you can do to improve your testing skills and start incorporating more complete web application security tests in your normal QA tests. Read more...

SQL Injection - Understanding and Protection

In this second part of the SQL Injection article, the author explains how an SQL Injection works using simple examples. He also explains what web application developers can do to write more secure code and develop web applications that are not vulnerable to SQL Injections. But that's not just it. He also explains what web masters should and can do to improve the security of their web applications and containment policies. Read more...

Getting developers on board to transition from part of the problem to part of the process

Category: Web Security Readings - Tags: web application security , web application secure development , sdlc - Wed, 14 Aug 2013, by Robert Abela
Are your web application developers key players in the web application security equation? They are often the unsung heroes who help prevent many security problems from ever occurring, or closing down web vulnerabilities once identified. Yet in the real world they are often portrayed as a large part of the security problem. It doesn’t have to be that way. Read more...

5 Lessons We Have learnt from Netsparker Software Releases

Category: News - Tags: development , release - Thu, 02 Feb 2012, by Ferruh Mavituna
In this blog post, Ferruh Mavituna explains what he and his team has learnt from the releases of Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner. Ferruh shares his experience of how everything is done, how the team works and how every decision, even a small one might affect the whole release cycle of Netsparker. Read more...

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