Mike trains web development teams all over the world, at companies ranging from tiny stealth-mode startups to Silicon Valley tech giants. He’s currently a Frontend Masters instructor, a Staff Engineer on LinkedIn’s web frameworks team, and the owner of Mike Works, a training-focused consultancy.
Security is an increasingly important part of building modern web applications, but it often falls victim to the pressure of tight deadlines. As attacks become more sophisticated, protecting our users becomes not just an ethical responsibility, but part of preserving a company’s reputation and trust.
In an effort to understand what we as developers are up against, we’ll get hands-on experience staging some attacks, and in doing so learn how we can fend off those who would do our users harm.