Chapter 18

Implementing Host or Application Security Solutions

This chapter covers the following topics related to Objective 3.2 (Given a scenario, implement host or application security solutions) of the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 certification exam:

  • Endpoint Protection

    • Antivirus

    • Anti-malware

    • Endpoint detection and response (EDR)

    • DLP

    • Next-generation firewall (NGFW)

    • Host-based intrusion prevention system (HIPS)

    • Host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS)

    • Host-based firewall

  • Boot Integrity

    • Boot security/Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)

    • Measured boot

    • Boot attestation

  • Database

    • Tokenization

    • Salting

    • Hashing

  • Application Security

    • Input validations

    • Secure cookies

    • Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) headers

    • Code signing

    • Allow list ...

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