Join Kevin Skoglund for an in-depth discussion in this video Total security is unachievable, part of Foundations of Programming: Web Security.
…Total security is unachievable. It's a point on the horizon.…You can walk toward it all day and never get there.…Dennis Hughes is widely credited as having…said, the only secure computer is one that's…unplugged, locked in a safe, and buried 20…feet under the ground in a secret location.…And I'm not even too sure about that one.…Now personally, I love Hollywood heist films.…Heat and Oceans 11 are two of my favorites.…Heist films are all about crazy schemes…that work.…A common element of most heist films is…that someone thinks that their security is impenetrable.…
They've taken every precaution that they can imagine,…but there's always an angle that they haven't considered.…There's a failure point that escaped their notice.…And as audience members, we delight in watching the exploit…of that unexpected, improbable, sometimes high-risk way to get inside.…The most famous example has to be from Mission Impossible,…when Tom Cruise is suspended from the ceiling as…he accesses a computer in an ultra-secure CIA room.…
This course is great for developers who want to secure their client's websites, and for anyone else who wants to learn more about web security.
- Why security matters
- What is a hacker?
- How to write a security policy
- Cross-site scripting (XSS)
- Cross-site request forgery (CSRF)
- SQL injection
- Session hijacking and fixation
- Passwords and encryption
- Secure credit card payments
Skill Level Beginner
1. Security Overview
2. General Security Principles
3. Filtering Input, Controlling Output
4. The Most Common Attacks
5. Encryption and User Authentication
6. Other Areas of Concern
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