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Building secure React applications
This page contains the resources for the talk titled 'Building secure React applications'.
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.
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.
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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.
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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