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Bryce Patrick
Bryce Patrick
10,099 Points

Web App Security Best Practices

Hey guys,

Let's put it all out there: i'm new to security.

I'm interested in learning more about web applications and the security requirements banks and other highly secure environments require for compliance. Eventually i'd like to have an application that is secure enough to connect to a user's bank account to display financial information on a web app.

Where is the best place to learn this information? Are there any tracks you would recommend or other resources outside of this platform?

Thank you,

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
225,728 Points

The security topic area is very new

And you're taking (or have taken) the only course so far. But we can hope that creating a new topic group might indicate more courses will be coming. You can keep an eye on the Content Roadmap for the items to be released soon.

I don't have any personal experience with training on the topic from elsewhere, but I've seen some listings on a few of the online university sites. The only one I've used myself is Coursera (but for other topics). And if they still have the same policy, you can audit for free there.

Bryce Patrick
Bryce Patrick
10,099 Points

Thanks Steven for your reply and advice. I completed the Introduction to Security Course on Treehouse but would like to take it another level. Hopefully the Treehouse team has something in the works to expand on more topics in this area.


The Tangled Web by Michal Zalewski is easily one of the best resources for understanding web application security. Would definitely recommend it.