In today’s IoT (Internet of Things) there is a buzz going around about security. Like information about network breaches, system hacks, and an overall concern about security. In order to address these concerns, we are introducing a series. This series is called, “Using web security tools to identify gaps and weakness in our software”. In this series, we will dive into different ways we can secure applications on the internet. However, before we can start securing our applications, we need to first look at how to identify their security gaps. So, today we are going to begin our series by talking about an open source tool called Arachni.

An Introduction, To The Arachni Web Application Security Scanner Framework.

Arachni is an Open Source web application security scanner tool.  Their website describes itself as “a feature-full, modular, high-performance Ruby framework. Aimed towards helping penetration testers and administrators evaluate the security of modern web applications.” In a nutshell, it gives its users the ability to scan online applications and websites for security holes and threats. It’s a useful tool, but it can be a little daunting for those of us not familiar with security scanning tools. Therefore, we have put together this brief video about Arachni.

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We will be covering the following topics:
  • What is Arachni?
  • How to setup and use Arachni
  • Seeing Arachni in action
  • Cover sample use cases of when a security threat is found and how to fix them.

This episode is ideal as a stand-alone piece of training.  We are always happy to help, so contact us if you have any questions about your specific application or security tool.

This series comes from our mentoring/mastermind classes.  These classes are virtual meetings that focus on how to improve our technical skills and build our businesses.  The goals of each member vary.  However, this diversity makes for great discussions and a ton of educational value every time we meet.  We hope you enjoy viewing this series as much as we enjoy creating it.  As always, this may not be all new to you, but we hope it helps you be a better developer.

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