Go on Offense: Prevent Web Application Security Breaches

Dennis Hurst, SPI Dynamics Inc

You must successfully test your browser-based applications before hackers do the job for you! Whether you have to worry about critical business applications or government compliance issues like HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) or GLBA (Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999), security failures can cost your organization big dollars, unnecessary embarrassment, or both. Hackers have gone beyond simple exploits of open IP ports and standard applications such as Telnet, FTP, and Sendmail, turning their attention to commercial and custom Web applications. To thwart the hackers, test engineers must focus their efforts on common and uncommon security vulnerabilities within the application, including SQL injections, session hijacking, cross-site scripting, and more. Dennis Hurst presents practical, proven automated and manual testing techniques to help you find and repair security flaws before your applications are breached.

  • Security flaws in browser-based Web applications
  • Common web application hacking methods
  • Automatic and manual security testing methods

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