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CompTIA® Security+™: Study Guide, Fifth Edition by Emmett Dulaney

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Best Practices for Security

In the preceding sections of this chapter, some of the basics of operating system and application hardening were given. These gave you a good foundation for security, but there are several technologies and practices that you, as a security administrator, should also be aware of to best implement security in your environment. Those are covered in this section, and you should be familiar with them for the exam.

URL Filtering

URL filtering involves blocking websites (or sections of websites) based solely on the URL; restricting access to specified websites and certain web-based applications. This is in contrast to content filters, which block data based on its content rather than where it is coming from. Within Internet ...

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