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The Manager's Guide to Web Application Security

A Concise Guide to the Weaker Side of the Web

Authors: Lepofsky, Ron

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  • 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.

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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.

About the authors

Ron Lepofsky is the president of ERE Information Security Auditors, which he founded in 2000. He holds the CISSP and CISM security certifications and a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto. He has extensive experience managing the web application security audit process, advising senior management on remediating security weaknesses, and translating the technical findings of his auditor teams into actionable terms for management.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Understanding IT Security Risks

    Lepofsky, Ron

    Pages 1-11

  • Types of Web Application Security Testing

    Lepofsky, Ron

    Pages 13-20

  • Web Application Vulnerabilities and the Damage They Can Cause

    Lepofsky, Ron

    Pages 21-46

  • Web Application Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures

    Lepofsky, Ron

    Pages 47-79

  • How to Build Preventative Countermeasures for Web Application Vulnerabilities

    Lepofsky, Ron

    Pages 81-94

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0148-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0149-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Manager's Guide to Web Application Security
Book Subtitle
A Concise Guide to the Weaker Side of the Web
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Ron Lepofsky
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-0148-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-0148-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-0149-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 232
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
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