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Software Architecture with Python by Anand Balachandran Pillai

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Secure coding strategies

We are coming towards the end of our discussion on the security aspects of software architecture. It is a good time to summarize the strategies that one should try and impart to a software development team from a security architect's point of view. The following is a table summarizing the top 10 of these.

SL

Strategy

How it helps

1

Validate inputs

Validate inputs from all untrusted data sources. Proper input validation can eliminate a vast majority of software vulnerabilities.

2

Keep it simple

Keep program design as simple as possible. Complex designs increase the chances of security errors being made in their implementation, configuration, and deployment.

3

Principle of least privilege

Every process should ...

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