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Improving Web Application Security: Threats and Countermeasures by Microsoft Corporation

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Appendix J. Checklist: Securing Your Web Server

How to Use This Checklist

This checklist is a companion to Chapter 16. Use it to help implement a secure Web server, or as a quick evaluation snapshot of the corresponding chapter.

This checklist should evolve with steps that you discover to secure your Web server.

Patches and Updates

Check

Description

MBSA is run on a regular interval to check for latest operating system and components updates. For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/tools/Tools/mbsahome.asp.

The latest updates and patches are applied for Windows, IIS server, and the .NET Framework. (These are tested on development servers prior to deployment on the production servers.)

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