Web Application Defender's Cookbook: Battling Hackers and Protecting Users

By Ryan C. Barnett

Defending your net functions opposed to hackers and attackers

The top-selling publication Web program Hacker's Handbook confirmed how attackers and hackers establish and assault weak stay internet purposes. This new Web software Defender's Cookbook is the best counterpoint to that e-book: it exhibits you ways to defend. Authored through a hugely credentialed protective protection professional, this new e-book information protective safety equipment and will be used as courseware for education community defense body of workers, internet server directors, and protection consultants.

Each "recipe" indicates you the way to realize and shield opposed to malicious habit and offers operating code examples for the ModSecurity internet software firewall module. themes comprise making a choice on vulnerabilities, atmosphere hacker traps, protecting varied entry issues, implementing program flows, and masses more.

  • Provides useful strategies for detecting net assaults and malicious habit and protecting opposed to them
  • Written via a preeminent authority on net program firewall expertise and net program protection tactics 
  • Offers a chain of "recipes" that come with operating code examples for the open-source ModSecurity net program firewall module

Find the instruments, innovations, and professional details you want to discover and reply to internet software assaults with Web program Defender's Cookbook: fighting Hackers and keeping Users.

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481 Recipe 15-3: Hooking Malicious consumers with red meat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 495 Foreword A defender, the individual chargeable for keeping IT platforms from being compromised, may perhaps simply as simply be the 1st defensive position because the final line. in truth, a defender operating for a typical association may be the one line of defense—the basically factor status among the undesirable man and a headline-making info breach. Worse but, might be the incident doesn’t make headlines, and not anyone, together with the defender, is the wiser. both means, while no matter what loopy new net 2. zero Ajax-laced HTML5-laden program has traversed the software program improvement lifestyles cycle and effectively made it earlier the QA gate, whilst the third-party penetration testers are gone, after administration has signed off on all of the safety exceptions, and the appliance has been published to construction, without or with the defender’s wisdom or consent, “security” then turns into totally the defender’s accountability. leisure guaranteed that vulnerabilities will stay or could be brought finally. So, whilst all is expounded and performed, a defender’s challenge is to safe the insecure, to spot incoming assaults and thwart them, and to notice and include breaches. That’s why there might be without doubt concerning the value of the function of a defender. Defenders usually shield the private information of hundreds of thousands of individuals. they might shield thousands, probably billions, of greenbacks in on-line transactions and the middle highbrow estate of the full enterprise. you could guess that with a lot at the line, with a lot worthwhile details being kept, a person may want to thieve it. And the larger and extra excessive profile the method, the extra sustained and special the incoming assaults should be. Making issues much more difficult, the undesirable men have the luxurious of choosing their pictures. they could assault a procedure each time they wish to, or now not. A defender’s activity is 24/7/365, vacations, weekends, holiday days. The method needs to be prepared, and the defender needs to be prepared, perpetually. A defender’s task description may well learn very like Ernest Shackleton’s recognized commercial whilst he was once trying to find males to accompany him on his subsequent Antarctic excursion: males sought after for unsafe trip. Low wages, sour chilly, lengthy hours of whole darkness. secure go back uncertain. Honour and popularity in occasion of luck. xx Foreword  A defender’s luck rather comes right down to realizing a couple of key issues concerning the operational surroundings within which she or he works: • sites are frequently deployed in this sort of method that they can not be effectively reflected in improvement, QA, or perhaps staging. which means the genuine and precise safeguard posture, the genuine and real threat to the enterprise, may be absolutely grasped merely whilst it hits construction and turns into an exact threat. As such, defenders has to be in a position to imagine on their toes, be nimble, and react speedy. • Defenders will locate themselves liable for holding sites they didn't create and feature very little perception into or regulate over.

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