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Securability

Visual Studio .NET 2003

The ability to provide security to an application and its data is referred to here as securability. The securability of an application is impacted by numerous design choices, such as the selection of communication protocols and the method of user authentication. Most security vulnerabilities are not in security-related code. Instead, they are found in code that is unrelated to security and that was written without attention to security. This is why developers must be keenly aware of application securability.

In This Section

Securability Overview
Explains what application securability is and how it is measured.
Designing for Securability
Describes how certain design choices affect application securability.
Testing for Securability
Explains how to test for securability.
Staying Secure
Discusses the need for vigilance after deploying an application.
Best Practices for Securability
Provides useful implementation strategies and best practice recommendations.

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