Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Web application security: Browsers fight back

Christian Wenz (Arrabiata Solutions GmbH)
5:05pm5:45pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 10 A/B
Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Developers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Solid knowledge of HTTP and JavaScript

What you'll learn

  • Explore built-in browser security features and security HTTP headers
  • Learn why these features exist in the first place


Since developers seem to have a hard time writing secure apps—according to one study, 9 out of 10 web apps have security vulnerabilities—browsers have come to their aid with new techniques and protocols like built-in XSS filters, special HTTP headers, and more that can help prevent many attacks. Christian Wenz offers an overview of these new safeguards, including HSTS, CSP, secure cookies, and much more, helping you make your browser an additional defense against attacks.

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Christian Wenz

Arrabiata Solutions GmbH

Christian Wenz is a consultant, author, and trainer on web technologies, web performance, and web security. His company, Arrabiata Solutions GmbH, based in Munich and London, makes web applications better performing, more visible, and more secure. Christian has written or cowritten over 100 books for various publishers. He is the lead author of the Zend PHP certification, contributes to several open source projects, and is a fixture at IT conferences worldwide.