Secure Cookie definition in Cybersecurity

A secure cookie is a type of HTTP cookie that is only transmitted over secure HTTPS connections. The secure attribute of a cookie instructs browsers to only send the cookie if the request is being sent over a secure channel. This prevents cookie theft via man-in-the-middle attacks and helps ensure the privacy and security of user data.

How to Protect Your Network against Insecure Cookie Use

  1. Always set the Secure attribute for cookies that need to be protected.
  2. Implement HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) to ensure all connections use HTTPS.