How to make a website harder to hack

Friday, 17 August 2007, 9:53 PM EST

The problem in web application security is everyone so blindly and exclusively talks about “best practices” like the SDLC, input validation, threat modeling, PCI compliance, source code reviews, scanners, developer education, WAFs, and other topics. They forget about the big picture. Do these “solutions”, or combination thereof, actually make a website harder to hack? Yes! Well, probably. Err, maybe. And if so, how much harder? If the answer is unknown then how do we justify their cost in time and money? Oh right, “compliance."

At Jeremiah Grossman's blog.

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