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Joomla! Web Security: Secure your Joomla! Website from Common Security Threats with this easy-to-use Guide by Tom Canavan

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Setting Up Security Metrics

What is a security metric, and why would we want to have one? For the purpose of this book, a security metric is a set of measures put in place to track key incident events. For instance, number of attempted incursions into your site, and so forth. This section will be discussed from a high level and will not delve into heavy specifics. The intent is to make you aware of the need to measure your security and some high-level views on measurement. In this section, we will discuss establishment of baselines, setting up good measures, and metrics. These metrics will apply to your site and to the machines you use to work on your site. We will wrap up with a few words and precautions on reporting to forums, and reporting ...

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