Philippe De Ryck

Hi, I'm Philippe, and I help developers protect companies through better web security. As the founder of Pragmatic Web Security, I travel the world to teach practitioners the ins and outs of building secure software.

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Building secure React applications

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Abstract

React is a secure framework. It handles cross-site scripting (XSS) out of the box. While these statements sound very hopeful, they are unfortunately far from reality. Building secure applications with React is easier than starting from scratch. However, even with React, there are several guidelines and considerations to take into account.

In this session, we take a deep-dive into two particular topics. We take a close look at XSS, React's defenses, and the responsibilities of the developer. The second topic zooms in on the challenges with including NPM dependencies. We look at how attackers abuse NPM to target your application. Throughout these topics, we build a set of concrete guidelines you can immediately apply to your applications.

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About Dr. Philippe De Ryck

Hi, I'm Philippe, and I help developers protect companies through better web security. Learn more about my security training program, advisory services, or check out my recorded conference talks.

Philippe De Ryck

Dr. Philippe De Ryck

Hi, I'm Philippe, and I help developers protect companies through better web security. As the founder of Pragmatic Web Security, I travel the world to teach practitioners the ins and outs of building secure software.


Talks and workshops

You will often find me speaking and teaching at public and private events around the world. My talks always encourage developers to step up and get security right.


Articles

Security is often about small nuances. In my articles, I dive deeper into various security topics, providing concrete guidelines and advice. My articles also answer questions I often get while speaking or teaching.


Security resources

Getting security right is all about knowledge. I strongly believe in sharing that knowledge to move forward as a community. Among my resources, you can find developer cheat sheets, recorded talks, and extensive slide decks.


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