Foundations of Security: What Every Programmer Needs to Know by Christoph KernFoundations of Security: What Every Programmer Needs to Know by Christoph Kern

Foundations of Security: What Every Programmer Needs to Know

byChristoph Kern, Anita Kesavan

Paperback | February 15, 2007

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Foundations of Security: What Every Programmer Needs to Knowteaches new and current software professionals state-of-the-art software security design principles, methodology, and concrete programming techniques they need to build secure software systems. Once you're enabled with the techniques covered in this book, you can start to alleviate some of the inherent vulnerabilities that make today's software so susceptible to attack. The book uses web servers and web applications as running examples throughout the book.

For the past few years, the Internet has had a "wild, wild west" flavor to it. Credit card numbers are stolen in massive numbers. Commercial web sites have been shut down by Internet worms. Poor privacy practices come to light and cause great embarrassment to the corporations behind them. All these security-related issues contribute at least to a lack of trust and loss of goodwill. Often there is a monetary cost as well, as companies scramble to clean up the mess when they get spotlighted by poor security practices.

It takes time to build trust with users, and trust is hard to win back. Security vulnerabilities get in the way of that trust.Foundations of Security: What Every Programmer Needs To Knowhelps you manage risk due to insecure code and build trust with users by showing how to write code to prevent, detect, and contain attacks.

  • The lead author co-founded the Stanford Center for Professional Development Computer Security Certification.
  • This book teaches you how to be more vigilant and develop a sixth sense for identifying and eliminating potential security vulnerabilities.
  • You'll receive hands-on code examples for a deep and practical understanding of security.
  • You'll learn enough about security to get the job done.
Christoph Kern is an information security engineer at Google and was previously a senior security architect at Yodlee, a provider of technology solutions to the financial services industry. He has extensive experience in performing security design reviews and code audits, designing and developing secure applications, and helping produc...
Title:Foundations of Security: What Every Programmer Needs to KnowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pagesPublished:February 15, 2007Publisher:APRESS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1590597842

ISBN - 13:9781590597842


Table of Contents

  1. Security Goals
  2. Secure Systems Design
  3. Secure Design Principles
  4. Exercises for Part 1
  5. Worms and Other Malware
  6. Buffer Overflows
  7. Client-State Manipulation
  8. SQL Injection
  9. Password Security
  10. Cross-Domain Security in Web Applications
  11. Exercises for Part 2
  12. Symmetric Key Cryptography
  13. Asymmetric Key Cryptography
  14. Key Management and Exchange
  15. MACs and Signatures
  16. Exercises for Part 3

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:

"It is written based on a course for beginning programmers. . The book has three main parts: security design principles, secure programming techniques, and an introduction to cryptography. . Exercises are included at the end of each part in order to provide suggestions for getting hands-on experience." (A. Mariën, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (5), May, 2008)