Secure web and cloud applications

How to address security vulnerabilities

Application vulnerabilities are often the primary entry point for security breaches. Explore common weaknesses in applications, typical web attacks, and learn the key secure engineering measures to put in place.

Paul Ionescu (, Secure Engineering Program Coordinator for IBM Security Systems, IBM

Photo of Paul IonescuPaul Ionescu leads the secure engineering program for the IBM Security Systems division. He is also part of the AppScan Research and Development team. Since he joined IBM in 2007 he worked in several areas of the application security business including support, technical sales, technical enablement and development.

Robin Langford, developerWorks Managing Editor, IBM

Photo of Robin LangfordRobin Langford, developerWorks managing editor, divides her time between rich media production and IBM product trials. Before developerWorks, she wrote for, edited, and managed information for IBM software and hardware in development. Her degrees are in English from Auburn University in Auburn, AL, and Technical writing from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Scott Laningham (, developerWorks Podcast Editor, IBM

Scott LaninghamScott Laningham, host of developerWorks podcasts, was previously editor of developerWorks newsletters. Prior to IBM, he was an award-winning reporter and director for news programming featured on Public Radio International, a freelance writer for the American Communications Foundation and CBS Radio, and a songwriter/musician.

Kane Scarlett, developerWorks Editor, Freelance Consultant

Kane ScarlettKane Scarlett is a technology journalist/analyst with 20 years in the business, working for such publishers as National Geographic, Population Reference Bureau, Miller Freeman, and IDG, and managing, editing, and writing for such august journals as JavaWorld, LinuxWorld, and of course, developerWorks.

26 September 2012

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Security expert Paul Ionescu addresses the basic issues, concerns, challenges, and solutions to making cloud and web applications secure. Learn the common vulnerabilities, trends in web attacks, and the key practices to build into the software development cycle.

To learn more about the threats, practices, and resources available to help you build secure applications, check out these resources:

developerWorks Security: Pragmatic, intelligent, risk-based practices

Explore the many security-related resources now available on the developerWorks Security page. Find links to technical content, the security community, security practices, and the IBM products that help enable secure applications.

The General Manager of IBM Security Systems, Brendan Hannigan, speaks often on the topic of security, especially as it relates to web technologies. For more information on technology security from the enterprise perspective, watch Brendan's videos:

Also, try this expert advice:

Finally, you can explore IBM's solution, IBM Security AppScan family, a market-leading portfolio of application security and risk management solutions for mobile and web applications.


Zone=Security, Web development
SummaryTitle=Secure web and cloud applications