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The InfoSec Handbook by Umesha Nayak, Umesh Hodeghatta Rao

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PART III

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Application Security

This section addresses primarily information security issues that are related to application and web security, and discusses malicious software infection and how to avoid such infection through mechanisms like anti-virus software. We also explain how cryptography has provided fillip to information security and how it can assure confidentiality and authenticity.

In Chapter 6, “Application and Web Security,” we look into the fact that ensuring security of the software (including operating system, applications, tools, and utilities) and networks are most difficult because various things can go wrong. Some of the typical ...

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