I know security is probably not your favorite subject. But these days, it seems like everyday there is another major story coming out about how some big company has a major security breach. A lot of companies use Salesforce because it is secure and trust is so important. But as a developer, you have to realize that there are MANY ways you can bypass all the terrific security features Salesforce has put in place.
Developers have lots of flexibility that gives them power, but with power comes responsibility. It is so important you are aware of all the ways you may inadvertently make your app vulnerable to attack. Unfortunately, most of the documentation on this subject is loooooonnnnnggg and how shall I say this….BORING!
Well, for all you visual learners that really love practical examples, your help has arrived. The Salesforce security team has begun a series of Webinars designed to get developers up to speed with some practical, code-based demonstrations that show:
- How we as developers can inadvertently bypass security
- What you can do to correct the mistake and make your app secure again
So far there are only 2 webinars in the series, but just watching these two will probably teach you more than you get by trying to pour through and interpret all that other boring documentation.
Hope you find these as helpful and enlightening as I did. And thanks to the Security team for taking the time to put the sample app together along with these webinars.