The OWASP Top 10 is a standard document for all kinds of developers that covers essential web application security risks every developer should know
If you have been building web applications for a while you may have heard of the OWASP Top 10, but for those that are new to the hive, this blog should serve as a great tool for your introduction to secure coding and application building. The OWASP Top 10 is globally recognized by developers as the first step toward more secure coding.
Web Application Architecture Needs a Culture Change
Too often we see developers build great and productive web applications but wait until after it’s been built to incorporate security. This is inherently counterproductive, as security risks should be observed and fixed prior to the application being pushed to production. Going back after your web application has been completed to fix security risks will only take longer to repair as it may require you to rebuild parts of your project. Therefore, organizations should embrace the tips offered in the OWASP Top 10 to ensure their web applications minimize security risks. It is arguably the most effective step towards changing the culture in your organization: Security by design.
The Top 10 Web Application Security Risks
The OWASP Top 10 are determined by The OWASP Foundation through year-round testing of applications to find the most common security risks. The list of the Top 10 Security risks changes every year, but here are the most recent ones:
We understand the application coding process is already strenuous enough, but these risks are prevalent and should be addressed while the web application is being built, not after. If you are a project manager developing software, ensure your busy coders have these risks on their minds and are incorporating them into their work.
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