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The Manager's Guide to Web Application Security

A Concise Guide to the Weaker Side of the Web

Lepofsky, Ron

2014, XX, 232 p. 11 illus.

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    • offers concise format to get reader into decision mode sooner
    • brief format offers ready advice and mitigating tactics for many security vulnerabilities
    • cuts through the hype and offers real world guidance on what is and isn't truly a security problem

The Manager's Guide to Web Application Security is a concise, information-packed guide to application security risks every organization faces, written in plain language, with guidance on how to deal with those issues quickly and effectively. Often, security vulnerabilities are difficult to understand and quantify because they are the result of intricate programming deficiencies and highly technical issues. Author and noted industry expert Ron Lepofsky breaks down the technical barrier and identifies many real-world examples of security vulnerabilities commonly found by IT security auditors, translates them into business risks with identifiable consequences, and provides practical guidance about mitigating them.

The Manager's Guide to Web Application Security describes how to fix and prevent these vulnerabilities in easy-to-understand discussions of vulnerability classes and their remediation. For easy reference, the information is also presented schematically in Excel spreadsheets available to readers for free download from the publisher’s digital annex. The book is current, concise, and to the point—which is to help managers cut through the technical jargon and make the business decisions required to find, fix, and prevent serious vulnerabilities.

Content Level » Popular/general

Related subjects » Security and Cryptology

Table of contents 

1. Understanding IT Security Risks

2. Types of Web Application Security Testing

3. Web Application Vulnerabilities and the Damage They Can Cause

4. Web Application Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures

5. How to Build Preventative Countermeasures for Web Application Vulnerabilities

6. How to Manage Security on Applications Written by Third Parties

7. Integrating Compliance with Web Application Security

8. How to Create a Business Case Cost for Web Application Security

9. Parting Thoughts

A. COBIT 5 for Information Security

B. Experian EI3PA Security Audit

C. ISO/IEC 17799:2005 and the ISO/IEC 27000:2014 Series

D. North American Energy Council Security Standard for Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP)

E. NIST 800 Guidelines

F. Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard

G. Sarbanes-Oxley Security Compliance Requirements

H. Sources of Information

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