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CASP+ CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition (Exam CAS-003) by Dwayne Williams, Gregory B. White, Wm. Arthur Conklin, Nicholas Lane

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CHAPTER 8

Software Vulnerabilities and Security Controls

This chapter presents the following topics:

•   Application security design considerations

•   Specific application issues

•   Application sandboxing

•   Secure encrypted enclaves

•   Database activity monitors

•   Web application firewalls

•   Client-side processing vs. server-side processing

•   Operating system vulnerabilities

•   Firmware vulnerabilities

Although vulnerability and security control initiatives for host, mobile, and small form factor devices are very important, let’s face it, applications are the reason why we use computer systems. It is the application that performs the desired work. Yet, applications—popular ones in particular—are increasingly researched and probed ...

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