The OWASP Top 10 is an awareness document for web application security. It represents a broad consensus about the most critical security risks in web applications. This list of vulnerabilities was developed by security experts from around the world. The previous list was released in 2013, and an updated list was just released at the end of 2017.
A primary aim of the OWASP Top 10 is to educate developers, designers, architects, managers, and organizations about the consequences of the most common and most important web application security weaknesses. The Top 10 provides basic techniques to protect against these high risk problem areas and provides guidance on where to go from here.
OWASP urges all companies to adopt this awareness document and to start the process of ensuring that their web applications minimizes these risks. Adopting and understanding the OWASP Top 10 is an important step towards changing the software development culture within an organization into one that produces secure code and secure applications by design.
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to develop, purchase, and maintain applications and APIs that can be trusted.
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