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Security Strategies in Web Applications and Social Networking

Author(s): Mike Harwood, Writer and Editor for the
  • ISBN-13: 9780763791957
  • Paperback    406 pages      © 2011
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Security Strategies in Web Applications and Social Networking provides a unique, in-depth look at how to secure mobile users as customer-facing information migrates from mainframe computers and application servers to Web-enabled applications. Written by an industry expert, this book provides a comprehensive explanation of the evolutionary changes that have occurred in computing, communications, and social networking and discusses how to secure systems against all the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with Web-enabled applications accessible via the Internet. Using examples and exercises, this book incorporates hands-on activities to prepare readers to successfully secure Web-enabled applications. 

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This book is part of the  Information Systems Security and Assurance Series from Jones and Bartlett Learning. Designed for courses and curriculums in IT Security, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, and Information Systems Security, this series features a comprehensive, consistent treatment of the most current thinking and trends in this critical subject area. These titles deliver fundamental information-security principles packed with real-world applications and examples.  Authored by Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSPs),  they deliver comprehensive information on all aspects of information security. Reviewed word for word by leading technical experts in the field, these books are not just current, but forward-thinking—putting you in the position to solve the cybersecurity challenges not just of today, but of tomorrow, as well.

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Features & Benefits

  • Addresses Web security issues and solutions from administrator, developer, and user perspectives
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of Web attacks
  • Covers penetration testing of production Web sites
  • Examines mobile device and connectivity security

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Written for IT students and professionals hoping to gain knowledge about security systems as they relate to web applications and social networking.

Part  1  Evolution of Computing, Communications, and Social Networking
  Chapter  1  From Mainframe to Client-Server to World Wide Web
  Chapter  2  From Brick-and-Mortar to E-commerce to E-business Transformation
  Chapter  3  Evolution of People-to-People Communications
  Chapter  4  From Personal Communication to Social Networking
Part  2  Secure Web-Enabled Application Deployment and Social Networking
  Chapter  5  Mitigating Risk When Connecting to the Internet
  Chapter  6  Mitigating Web Site Risks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
  Chapter  7  Introducing the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC)
  Chapter  8  Securing Web Applications
  Chapter  9  Mitigating Web Application Vulnerabilities
  Chapter  10  Maintaining PCI DSS Compliance for E-commerce Web Sites
  Chapter  11  Testing and Quality Assurance for Production Web Sites
  Chapter  12  Performing a Web Site Vulnerability and Security Assessment
Part  3  Web Applications and Social Networking Gone Mobile
  Chapter  13  Securing End-Point Device Communications
  Chapter  14  Securing Personal and Business Communications
  Chapter  15  Web Application Security Organizations, Education, Training, and Certification

Mike Harwood-Writer and Editor for the

Mike Harwood (MCT, MCSE, A+, Network+, Server+, Linux+) has more than 15 years experience working in information technology and related fields. In that time, he’s held a number of roles within IT, including network administrator, instructor, technical writer, Web site designer, consultant, and online marketing strategist. He’s been a regular on-air technology contributor for CBC Radio and has written numerous computer books, including the best-selling Network+ Exam Cram for Que Publishing and the A+ Faster Smarter title for Microsoft. Currently Mike is employed as the new editor and writer for the

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ISBN-13: 9780763791957

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