A basic understanding of information security can help you avoid unnecessarily leaving your software and sites insecure and vulnerable to weaknesses that can be exploited for financial gain or other malicious reasons. These articles can help you learn what you need to know. With this information, you can be aware of the role and importance of security throughout the web development cycle and beyond into deployment of your content.

Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability
Describes the primary security objectives, which are absolutely fundamental to understanding security
Vulnerabilities
Defines the major categories of vulnerabilities and discusses the presence of vulnerabilities in all software
Threats
Briefly introduces major threat concepts
Security Controls
Defines major categories of security controls and discusses their potential disadvantages
TCP/IP Security
An overview of the TCP/IP model, with a focus on the security considerations for SSL

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