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Getting to understand the basics of security

In this article I first try to understand what security is and what are best security practices for web applications.

In my previous article "The challenge for 2019 has just got real" I had set a challenge for myself in 2019: to learn more about securing web applications in general and PHP web applications in specific.

In this article we're going to explore what security means and what basic steps should be considered in providing security. After all we want to incorporate security in our design and development process instead of trying to bold it on at the end.

What is security? Security is freedom from, or resilience against, potential harm (or other unwanted coercive change) caused by others. This quote is taken from WikiPedia where in my opinion the goal of security is very well described.
Security should provide freedom for the related partySecurity should create a resilience against harm or unwanted change caused by others What I'm missing in this quote is the f…