Software defects, bugs, and flaws in the logic of the program are
consistently the cause for software vulnerabilities. Analysis by software
security professionals has proven that most vulnerabilities are due to
errors in programming. Hence, it has become crucial for organizations
to educate their software developers about secure coding practices.
Attackers scan for security vulnerabilities in applications and servers
and attempt to use these vulnerabilities to steal secrets, corrupt
programs and data, and gain control of computer systems and
networks. Sound programming techniques and best practices should
be used to develop high quality code to prevent web application
attacks. Secure programming is a defensive measure against attacks
targeted towards application systems.