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Exam Ref 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services by Wouter de Kort William Ryan and Shane Milton

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Objective 3.4: Secure a WCF service

Security is a vital aspect of any commercial software product, but it’s particularly important when dealing with services. Many services are exposed to the Internet, which means they are highly visible targets for hackers. When you’re building a service, you have no idea who might try to misuse it, and it’s highly likely that someone will. Countless people have relied on notions such as security by obscurity or just ignored security because (fill in lame excuse). And day after day, companies, governments, and other entities end up encountering breaches they never anticipated would happen.

In today’s environment, it takes only one breach to completely destroy a career or even an entire corporation. Although you ...

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