I really enjoyed this course, “PHP: Creating Secure Websites” by Kevin Skoglund because security is on the top of my list when creating and maintaining web applications. This course provides and reinforces a lot of smart strategies on how to combat vulnerabilities as well as alternative ways to implement usable code.
Some of the topics covered in this course are:
- Cross-site scripting (XSS)
- Cross-site request forgery (CSRF)
- SQL injection
- Session hijacking and fixation
Improving security is an ongoing regular process of PHP development and code should be regularly audited. Perfect security may not be achievable, but we should continually strive to do better, to reduce vulnerabilities to common attacks, and to raise the threshold required to do us harm. I highly recommend this course if you use PHP as your preferred programming language. Stay safe and secured!
You can view this course on LinkedIn Learning at PHP: Creating Secure Websites and my Certificate of Completion here.