Welcome to Web Application Security For Dummies! Web applications have become the Achilles heel of IT security. Web application vulnerabilities are now the most prevalent at more than 55 per cent of all server vulnerability disclosures. This figure doesn't include vulnerabilities in custom-developed web applications, so it may be just the tip of the iceberg. This book is all about understanding how to quickly find and fix vulnerabilities in web applications. The goal is to prevent attackers from gaining control over the application and obtaining easy access to the server, database, and other back-end IT resources.
One of the biggest challenges faced by information security teams today is how to e?ectively prioritize their vulnerability remediation work.Burdened with this overload of vulnerability disclosures, infosec teams often get overwhelmed by the task at hand and throw up their hands in frustration. After all, no IT department has enough sta? and resources to promptly patch every single vulnerability within their environment.
Published By: Veracode
Published Date: Oct 26, 2016
When a high-profile, or simply branded, vulnerability is disclosed, security teams are expected to abandon their planned activities and react. But, these responses can be time-consuming and costly. Even if the vulnerability is achieving mainstream awareness, enterprises need to balance responses against risk. Download this handy report for guidance on preparing for a high-profile vulnerability disclosure so risk-management or security teams can respond with the appropriate level of urgency.
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