Training: 8–9 November 2016
Tutorials & Conference: 9–11 November 2016
Amsterdam, NL

Developing a secure and scalable frontend

James Baker (LinkedIn), Mira Thambireddy (LinkedIn)
13:15–13:55 Friday, 11 November, 2016
Tech, tools, and processes
Location: G103 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic knowledge of JavaScript and JavaScript libraries like jQuery
  • Familiarity with common web security vulnerabilities

What you'll learn

  • Gain new perspectives on how client-side code can be susceptible to common security exploitations and how these vulnerabilities can be reinforced


As traffic to websites and web applications increases, infrastructure must be put in place to handle scaling. However, this increase in traffic also means more visibility to the public and an increased risk for security breaches.

Though frameworks are emerging with security in mind, currently, many organizations still rely upon procedural, imperative JavaScript and supplementary libraries like jQuery to build their web user interfaces (UI). This means that these organizations are building their own solutions to problems and are likely creating risk for exploitation in areas that may not be obvious to the average developer.

James Baker and Mira Thambireddy dive into specific client-side vulnerabilities that developers create through their implementations and how they can be avoided, discussing design patterns that scale an application securely and which frameworks currently in the market already employ these practices.

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James Baker


James Baker is a senior software engineer on LinkedIn’s Feed (homepage) team, where he strives to provide an excellent experience for millions of LinkedIn members across the world. James has been active in web engineering roles since 2009 and has been in some type of IT role since 2004. He is based out of Silicon Valley and is passionate about writing enterprise-level, highly performant, secure, and accessible web applications.

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Mira Thambireddy


Mira Thambireddy is an information security engineer at LinkedIn, where she is a part of LinkedIn’s Application Security and Penetration Testing team. Previously, Mira worked as a security consultant in Silicon Valley. She holds a master’s degree in information security from Carnegie Mellon University.

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James Baker
11/11/2016 15:06 CET

The presentation slides will be uploaded very shortly

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11/11/2016 14:56 CET

Will the presentation be available?