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Spring Security 3 by Peter Mularien

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Chapter 1. Anatomy of an Unsafe Application

Security is arguably one of the most critical architectural components of any web-based application written in the 21st century. In an era where malware, criminals, and rogue employees are always present and actively testing software for exploits, smart and comprehensive use of security is a key element to any project for which you'll be responsible.

This book is written to follow a pattern of development that we feel provides a useful premise for tackling a complex subject—taking a web-based application with a Spring 3 foundation, and understanding the core concepts and strategies for securing it with Spring Security 3.

Whether you're already using Spring Security or are interested in taking your basic ...

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