Cyber-criminals have your web applications in their crosshairs. They search for and exploit common security mistakes in your web application to steal user data. Learn how you can secure your Node.js applications, database and web server to avoid these security holes. Discover the primary attack vectors against web applications, and implement security best practices and effective countermeasures. Coding securely will make you a stronger web developer and analyst, and you’ll protect your users. Bake security into your code from the start. See how to protect your Node.js applications at every point in the software development life cycle, from setting up the application environment to configuring the database and adding new functionality. You’ll follow application security best practices and analyze common coding errors in applications as you work through the real-world scenarios in this book. Protect your database calls from database injection attacks and learn how to securely handle user authentication within your application. Configure your servers securely and build in proper access controls to protect both the web application and all the users using the service. Defend your application from denial of service attacks. Understand how malicious actors target coding flaws and lapses in programming logic to break in to web applications to steal information and disrupt operations. Work through examples illustrating security methods in Node.js. Learn defenses to protect user data flowing in and out of the application. By the end of the book, you’ll understand the world of web application security, how to avoid building web applications that attackers consider an easy target, and how to increase your value as a programmer.