Preparing for Rails 8? Learn Brakeman, the Built-in Security Scanner

In this video, we’ll dive into Brakeman (available at, a powerful static analysis tool designed to scan Ruby on Rails applications for security vulnerabilities. With its inclusion in the upcoming Rails 8 release, now is the perfect time to get acquainted with this essential tool.

Brakeman offers several advantages over traditional web security scanners. It requires zero configuration and can be run at any stage of development, providing comprehensive coverage without the need to set up your entire application stack. Additionally, Brakeman is specifically built for Ruby on Rails applications, allowing it to check for best practices and configurations tailored to the framework.

While Brakeman excels in many areas, it’s important to understand its limitations, such as potential false positives and its inability to detect vulnerabilities outside the application code. Therefore, it’s recommended to use Brakeman in conjunction with other security testing tools for a comprehensive approach.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Brakeman and how it can help you identify and mitigate security risks in your Rails applications before they become exploitable.

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