Web Application Security


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Available compliments of NGINX, this O’Reilly Media eBook features practical security tips and advice that your development and security teams can use right away.

About the eBook

While there are many resources available for network and IT security, detailed knowledge about modern web application security has been lacking – until now. This practical guide provides both offensive and defensive security concepts that software engineers can easily learn and apply.

NGINX is proud to make the O’Reilly eBook, Web Application Security, available for free download with our compliments. This eBook is written by Andrew Hoffman, a senior security engineer at Salesforce, and introduces three pillars of web application security: recon, offense, and defense. It also features a foreword by Chris Witeck of NGINX at F5.

In this eBook you’ll learn:

About common vulnerabilities plaguing today's web applications

How to deploy mitigations to protect your applications against hackers

Practical tips to help you improve the overall security of your web applications

How to map and document web applications to which you don’t have direct access