Web site hackerproofing 101

Monday, 22 September 2003, 5:04 PM EST

In recent weeks, high-profile arrests of hackers and malware authors have trained a spotlight on the sometimes-shadowy underworld of computer crime. The Internet may seem like a more dangerous place than ever before, but Web security administrators can greatly reduce the number of vulnerabilities that allow hackers to illegally enter, deface and destroy Web sites.

In addition to the obvious steps of installing firewalls, intrusion-detection software and other security products, administrators can take several simple -- and relatively inexpensive -- measures to frustrate hackers' efforts and protect their corporate data.

"When you're doing an application hack, it's about gathering information," said Caleb Sima, cofounder and CTO of application security vendor SPI Dynamics, in a SANS Institute Webcast on September 10th. Therefore, administrators must reduce hackers' ability to garner such data.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

How GitHub is redefining software development

Posted on 26 January 2015.  |  The security industry is slowly realizing what the developer community knew for years - collaboration is the key to and likely the future of innovation.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Thu, Jan 29th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //