SecAppDev 2020 Workshop Details

Building secure frontend web applications

Jim Manico
Tuesday March 10, 09:00 - 17:30

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) is the achilles heel of almost every web application. Even in the modern world, where applications are built with JavaScript frameworks, XSS requires attention to details. To build secure applications, developers need to be aware of current best practices for their particular framework. This one-day workshop offers an in-depth perspective on XSS in the modern web. We look at XSS defenses from various angles, including the elaborate Content Security Policy.

  • XSS attacks and defenses
  • Content Security Policy
  • Overview of Angular and AngularJS Security
  • Overview of React Security
  • Overview of Vue.js Security
  • Competitive secure coding labs
Learning goal

Best practices for preventing dangerous frontend XSS vulnerabilities

Content level


Target audience

Anyone who is building or designing HTML-based applications, including server-side frameworks and modern frontend JavaScript frameworks.


Experience with developing frontend web applications.

Technical requirements

A laptop with a modern browser (e.g., Chrome, Firefox) installed.

Jim Manico

Jim Manico

CEO, Manicode Security

Jim Manico is the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He is also an investor/advisor for KSOC, Nucleus Security, Signal Sciences, and BitDiscovery. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices, is a Java Champion, and is the author of "Iron-Clad Java - Building Secure Web Applications" from Oracle Press. Jim also volunteers for OWASP as the project co-lead for the OWASP ASVS and the OWASP Proactive Controls.

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