Professional Cocoa Application Security
By Graham J. Lee
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: May 2010
Pages: 336

Design, implement, and deploy secure applications

All applications face security threats, making securityconsiderations an integral part of every stage of the softwaredevelopment process. With this book, Cocoa and Cocoa Touchdevelopers can ensure that their applications provide a secure userexperience by incorporating security measures from the start whendesigning an application. Author and Mac security guru Graham Leeencourages you to acquire a clear understanding of the objectivesof your users so that you can conclude which security techniqueswill be relevant to your application. He shows you how to takeadvantage of the many security resources available and provideshelpful insight to avoiding security pitfalls and handlingunexpected issues that may arise.

Professional Cocoa Application Security:

  • Details why security is important and provides rationale as towhy you should secure your app

  • Introduces the UNIX filesystem and examines the Mac OSX-specific filesystem security features

  • Discusses the limitations of the keychain and encryption

  • Reviews ways to look for, record, and fix security bugs inwritten code

  • Describes the security impacts of different Mac OS X softwaredeployment techniques

  • Explains how to securely deliver software updates

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written byworking programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers,developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, theyaddress the issues technology professionals face every day. Theyprovide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in newtechnologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

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