• List the steps for securing a host computer
• Define application security
• Explain how to secure data
Writing computer software code for an application can be a challenging task when trying to ensure that it contains no flaws, errors, or faults—“bugs.” By some estimates, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software may contain anywhere from one to five bugs per thousand lines of code.1 Yet even code that is free from operational bugs can have security vulnerabilities, which makes creating secure software even more difficult. Attackers are continually probing to find security weaknesses in software, ...