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CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Eighth Edition, 8th Edition by Fernando Maymi, Shon Harris

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Web Security

When it comes to the Internet and web-based applications, many security situations are unique to this area. Companies use the Internet to expose products or services to the widest possible audience; thus, they need to allow an uncontrollable number of entities on the Internet to access their web servers. In most situations companies must open up the ports related to the web-based traffic (80 and 443) on their firewalls, which are commonly used avenues for a long list of attacks.

The web-based applications themselves are somewhat mysterious to the purveyors of the Internet as well. If you want to sell your homemade pies via the Internet, you’ll typically need to display them in graphic form and allow some form of communication for ...

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