Joomla! is one of the most powerful open-source content
management systems used to build websites and other powerful online
applications. While Joomla! itself is inherently safe,
misconfigurations, vulnerable components, poorly configured hosts,
and weak passwords can all contribute to the downfall of your site.
So, you need to know how to secure your website from security
Today every website needs to take security into consideration.
Using the knowledge here, your Joomla! site can be ahead of the
security threats so prevalent today.
This book will take you all the way from the most basic steps of
preparation to the nuts and bolts of actual protection. It is
packed full of relevant and real-world topics such as security
tools, configuration suggestions, setting up your test and
development environment, reading and interpreting log files, and
techniques used by bad hackers on the Internet. In addition to this
you will learn how to respond to a site emergency should one occur
and how to collect the evidence needed to pursue law enforcement
action. The book provides a concise overview of all the parts
needed to construct a defence-in-depth strategy for your Joomla!
At the end of the book you will have a solid security foundation
to take your Joomla! website to a higher level of security than the
basic site setup.
What you will learn from this book? This book
Implementing steps for successful Joomla! website architecture
Setting up metrics to measure security
Exploring the test and development environment; developing your test plan to make sure everything will work as planned
Utilizing your test and development site for disaster recovery
Measuring the performance of your software development projects using a software development management system
Exploring several tools to help protect your website
Diving into security vulnerabilities: why they exist; some typical counter measures
Exploring SQL Injections - how they can hurt you and how to prevent them
Mastering the two important security layers - php.ini and .htaccess
Reading and analyzing logs relevant to protecting your Joomla! site
Handling Security Incidents in a professional manner
Blocking nuisance IP addresses