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Microservices: Building Scalable Software by David Gonzalez, Rajesh RV, Sourabh Sharma

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Application security

Application security is becoming more and more important. As the cloud is becoming the de-facto standard for infrastructure in large companies, we can't rely on the fact that the data is confined in a single data centre.

Usually, when someone starts a new business, the main focus is to build the product from the functional point of view. Security is not the main focus and usually gets overlooked.

This is a very dangerous practice and we are going to amend that by letting the reader know the main security threats that could compromise our application.

The main four big security points to develop applications in a secure manner are as follows:

  • Injection
  • Cross-site scripting
  • Cross-site request forgery token protection
  • Open redirects ...

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