Database and Eloquent Course

In this course, you'll take a look at how Laravel protects your database.

16 minutes

Course description

The Laravel database access layer has a lot of built-in protection from common attacks. However, when you need to customize functionality it can be easy to undo that layer and allow for attacks like SQL injection. In this course, we’ll discuss how Laravel protects your database and look at ways to extend functionality without compromising security. Then, we’ll pivot to performance and reducing the chance of denial of service attacks. Finally, concentrating on a layered approach of security in your app, we’ll focus on the security of properties in an Eloquent model.


Eloquent model property security

Video - 00:05:00

Configuring mass assignment and hidden properties.
Nuances of the query builder

Video - 00:04:00

A demonstration of what can go wrong if you don't understand the query builder.
Query security and performance

Video - 00:07:00

Limiting SQL injection attacks and reducing denial of service.

Meet the author

Aaron Saray

Aaron Saray believes that meeting business objectives and software security go hand-in-hand. Even before cyber security was a widely recognized career path, he was creating war games and capture the flag challenges for his fellow IT professionals. Now, he specializes in web-based programming in open source languages. He hasn’t let his first love wither, though! He’s a staunch advocate for unit tests, access controls, and security audits in all of his projects. His Infosec content shows his deep understanding of his chosen programming tools while elegantly applying best practices in secure coding.

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