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Software Architecture with Python by Anand Balachandran Pillai

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Secure coding

Secure coding is the practice of software development that guards programs against security vulnerabilities, and makes it resistant to malicious attacks right from program design to implementation. It is about writing code that is inherently secure, as opposed to thinking of security as a layer which is added on later.

The philosophies behind secure coding include the following:

  • Security is an aspect to be considered right from the design and development of a program or application; it is not an afterthought.
  • Security requirements should be identified early in the development cycle, and these should be propagated to subsequent stages of development of the system to make sure that compliance is maintained.
  • Use threat modeling to anticipate ...

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