Writing Secure Code (Paperback)

Practical Strategies and Proven Techniques for Building Secure Applications in a Networked World

By Michael Howard, David E. LeBlanc (Joint Author)

Microsoft Press, 9780735617223, 798pp.

Publication Date: December 14, 2002

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Keep black-hat hackers at bay with the tips and techniques in this entertaining, eye-opening book Developers will learn how to padlock their applications throughout the entire development process from designing secure applications to writing robust code that can withstand repeated attacks to testing applications for security flaws. Easily digested chapters reveal proven principles, strategies, and coding techniques. The authors two battle-scarred veterans who have solved some of the industry's toughest security problems provide sample code in several languages. This edition includes updated information about threat modeling, designing a security process, international issues, file-system issues, adding privacy to applications, and performing security code reviews. It also includes enhanced coverage of buffer overruns, Microsoft .NET security, and Microsoft ActiveX development, plus practical checklists for developers, testers, and program managers.

About the Author

David LeBlanc, Ph.D., is a founding member of the Trustworthy Computing Initiative at Microsoft. He has been developing solutions for computing security issues since 1992 and has created award-winning tools for assessing network security and uncovering security vulnerabilities. David is a senior developer in the Microsoft Office Trustworthy Computing group.