Testing Web Security
Assessing the Security of Web Sites and Applications
By Steven Splaine
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: December 2002
Pages: 368

Protect your company's Web site from hack attacks with this guide to proven security-testing techniques

It's only a matter of time before an unscrupulous would-be intruder decides to attack your organization's Web site. If they're successful, you could lose confidential customer information, intellectual property, or e-commerce revenue. Fortunately, this unique book describes a set of security tests that you can perform to ensure your Web site is hack-resistant. Web testing expert Steven Splaine offers a straightforward, easy-to-follow approach to security testing that can be used to check your Web site's vulnerabilities. Through examples and dozens of testing checklists, you'll learn how to develop and document a test plan to test the security of a Web site and conduct a risk analysis to help determine which tests should be given the highest priority.

Following a straightforward, accessible approach, this book will take you step-by-step through the process of testing the security of your Web sites and applications. Whether you're a software tester, system administrator, developer, manager, Web master, or security engineer, you'll find valuable information on how to use testing as a security measure. In this informative book, Steven Splaine covers:
Planning the security testing effort: strategies, teams, and tools
How to define the scope of the project
Testing network security and system software configurations
Checking for security vulnerabilities in Web applications
Evaluating how well-prepared an organization is against assailants who use social engineering, dumpster diving, inside accomplices, or physical methods of attack
The unique challenges of testing defenses designed to confuse an intruder
* Using a risk analysis to focus the testing effort on the areas that present the greatest threats to the organization“…a helpful guide…a direct and easy to understand style of writing…” (Software Testing, Verification and Reliability, Dec 2004)

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