Hello, my name is Daniel Szpisjak

Your time as a Software Engineer is valuable. I get it and respect it. This blog is designed to contain small, easily consumable drops of security knowledge essential for You.

Daniel Szpisjak

Use this mental model to learn security

Mental models help us learn faster and more efficiently. The security field can be viewed from two different viewpoints. One is very high-level, dealing with abstract ideas. Let's call it macro. The other deals with the details, of how the smaller parts interact. That's the micro.

Inside a crypto black-​box

AES, also known as the Advanced Encryption Standard, is one of the fundamental building blocks of today’s secure communications. Let's take a peek inside and see how it works.​

Introducing the Labs

Optimal learning happens when theory meets practice. The Securitydrops Labs is designed to give you a training ground to practice your hands-on skills. It gives you a highly configurable web application, where you can play around in a sandbox.

The ends of encryption

End-to-end encryption means data is encrypted at the sender and only the final recipient can decrypt it. True end-to-end encryption has excellent privacy and security benefits. However, it also has a cost. As a developer, it is a great pattern to utilize to shield data from 3rd parties.

The Web API Authentication guide

As a web developer, you have various choices regarding API authentication. This guide aims to provide you with a high-level overview of the six most used schemes. Inside, you will find a cheatsheet to help you choose.