Pushing Left, Like a Boss, Part 5.14 Secure Coding Summary

By Tanya Janca (SheHacksPurple) on May 30, 2021

This article will summarize the previous articles in Part 5 of this series, and is hopefully something that you can use for your organization as a start for a secure coding guideline for your developers.

Secure Coding Guideline

In order to ensure that your developers are following these guidelines, code review is recommended.
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Tanya Janca, hugging a giant tree

I’d like to thank all of my professional mentors and the OWASP volunteers that have taught me about Application Security, that is where and how I have learned the majority of what I know on this topic. Without the OWASP community, and it’s free and vendor-neutral teachings, many of us would not be where we are today. The OWASP community has my unwavering and unending gratitude and support. Thank you.

Special thanks to the following people who have helped me directly in learning these concepts, and so much more: Dominique Righetto, Jim Manico, Sherif Koussa, Adrien de Beaupre, Sonny Wear, Nicole Becher, Chenxi Wang, Zane Lackey and Kim Tremblay. I’d never have gotten this far without them.

If you like this blog series, you will love the OWASP Cheat Sheet project! My favorite OWASP project of all time. Check it out!

Up next in part 6 we will discuss the testing phase of the SDLC, what types of security testing we can do, the approaches we can take, as well as other strategies and phases within the SDLC that we can test our apps.

Do you have any more secure coding principles that you would like to add? Guidance you’d like to share? Please add it to the comments below!

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