From the Back Cover
A practical guide to securing ASP.NET sites
Beginning ASP.NET Security is for novice to intermediate ASP.NET programmers and provides a step–by–step solution to securing each area of ASP.NET development. Rather than approaching security from a theoretical direction, MVP Barry Dorrans shows you examples of how everyday code can be attacked, and describes the steps necessary for defense. Inside, you ll learn how you can defend your ASP.NET applications using the .NET framework, industry patterns and best practices, code libraries and resources provided by Microsoft and others.
Beginning ASP.NET Security:
Explores issues with user input including validation, cross–site scripting (XSS) and cross–site request forgery (CSRF)
Teaches how to securely access your database and defend against SQL injection attacks
Shares techniques for keeping secrets, including encryption, hashing and preventing information leaks
Examines methods for authenticating and authorizing users, including ASP.NET membership providers and preventing cookie theft
Shares tips for securing your web server, including how ASP.NET uses trust levels and locking down IIS
Unveils ways to securely use WCF web services
Presents security with the Microsoft ASP.NET Ajax framework and Silverlight
Includes an overview of security with the Microsoft MVC framework
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About the Author
is a consultant, speaker and Microsoft MVP in the "Visual Tools Security" category. His approach to development and writing blends humor with the paranoia suitable for considering security.