O'Reilly logo

Improving Web Application Security: Threats and Countermeasures by Microsoft Corporation

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Methodology for Securing Your Web Server

To secure a Web server, you must apply many configuration settings to reduce the server’s vulnerability to attack. So, how do you know where to start, and when do you know that you are done? The best approach is to organize the precautions you must take and the settings you must configure, into categories. Using categories allows you to systematically walk through the securing process from top to bottom or pick a particular category and complete specific steps.

Configuration Categories

The security methodology in this chapter has been organized into the categories shown in Figure 16-2.

Web server configuration categories

Figure 16-2. Web server ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required