Security School

Web Security School Lesson 3

In Lesson 3 of Web Security School, guest instructor Michael Cobb teaches you how to plan and implement Web directory structures and permissions, and manage secure Web development. This lesson includes a primer on secure coding and data management, and procedures for combating threats such as phishing and spyware.

   Webcast: Locking down your Web applications
   Technical paper: Top tools for testing your online security
   Quiz: Lesson 3
   About the Instructor

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Webcast: Locking down your Web applications

Guest instructor Michael Cobb looks at how the actual content of a Web site can open holes in its defenses. He uncovers the security risks of dynamically created content and looks at how proper content management can greatly improve your overall security. Mike also looks at the security lifecycle and how to respond to an attack, as well as the problems of site hijacking and phishing. As an added bonus, the tutorial contains checklists for improving the security of remote workers connecting to the office from home. There is a growing trend for hackers to attack networks via home and remote users but by following the recommended security practices, these checklists will help you block this potential hole in your defenses. This webcast is available on-demand. Through our agreement with (ISC)², all CISSP and SSCP participants who attend this webcast can earn one CPE credit.

Webcast companion materials:

  • Developer's active content delivery checklist   (Download PDF)
  • Spyware removal checklist   (Download PDF)

    BEGIN THE WEBCAST   (Download PDF)
    Find out how you can earn CPE credits

    Now available as an MP3: Locking down your Web applications


    Technical paper: Top tools for testing your online security

    Learn how to stay on top of security with a structured approach that can make your security management tasks easier and increase your chances of success. Guest instructor Michael Cobb further explains how to assess vulnerabilities and effectively respond to attacks.



    Quiz: Lesson 3

    Assess your knowledge of Web threats and how to defeat them. In order to successfully pass the quiz, you need to attend the webcast and read the technical paper.

    TAKE THE QUIZ   (Download PDF)

      About the Instructor

    Michael Cobb, CISSP-ISSAP, is a renowned security author with more than 10 years experience in the IT industry and another 16 years experience in finance. He is the founder and managing director of Cobweb Applications Ltd., a consultancy that offers IT training and support in data security and analysis. He co-authored the book IIS Security and has written numerous technical articles for leading IT publications. Cobb is also a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator and a Microsoft Certified Professional.


    This was first published in June 2005

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